Ascension Appoints Greg Merrill To Senior Vice President Mr. Merrill to lead Ascension's Fresno office

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Insurance, Inc., is pleased to announce the promotion of Greg Merrill to Senior Vice President of Operations for the Fresno office of the Pan American and Walter L. Clark organizations.  In his new role, Greg is responsible for directing the strategic business and operational initiatives.

Greg has been with Pan American for over a decade, and most recently held the position of Vice President managing the desert region property and casualty offices in California and Arizona.  Greg has also served as Pan American's Director of Crop Insurance Services since late 2009. 

"Greg is the right guy at the right time for our Fresno office," said Steve Lindstrom, President of Walter L. Clark. "He has proven to me that he cares about our people, our clients, and our company.  Greg has my full support and I look forward to working with him for many years to come."   

Bob Underwood, President of Pan America, commented, "We are excited to have Greg taking the helm in Fresno.  We know he will perpetuate the legacy of both the Walter L. Clark and Pan American brands, while striving to foster and grow our combined Fresno operations into the premier provider of agribusiness insurance solutions in the Central Valley. Greg has proven himself to be a leader in our firm and industry.  We are confident there are great things to come in the future for the Fresno branch."   

Pan American has been a leader in providing property & casualty, risk management, workers' compensation, and employee benefit solutions to the agribusiness industry throughout the West Coast since 1946. Walter L. Clark agency has specialized in commercial insurance, with emphasis on the agribusiness industry, for over 50 years. Pan American and Walter L. Clark are Ascension companies.

About Ascension
Ascension Insurance, Inc., and its affiliates offer specialized benefits and risk management brokerage and consulting services with a simple mission: helping clients succeed. Ascension goes beyond delivering technical expertise; we deliver solutions. With over 450 employees and 35 locations nationwide, Business Insurance magazine has named Ascension one of the 40 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by revenue.

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SOURCE Ascension Insurance, Inc.



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