The Hilb Group Announces Expansion in New York

Sep 20, 2011, 08:30 ET from The Hilb Group

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hilb Group, LLC ("THG" or "Hilb") is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Rochester, NY and the expansion of the existing office in Bay Shore, NY.

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Endorsed Administrators, Inc. ("EAI"), based in Bay Shore, NY, was acquired by THG in July 2010 and has the endorsement of over 40 New York medical and dental associations to provide insurance products and services to their members. Both the new office in Rochester and the expansion in Bay Shore will be focused on the selling of EAI's proven disability and life products tailored for the medical and dental community.

Joining the Rochester, NY office are:

Shane K. Barton, Vice President, Financial Advisor
Mark S. Blakeney, ChFC, CLU, Vice President, Financial Advisor
Joseph N. Bianchi, Vice President, Financial Advisor

And joining the Bay Shore, NY office is:

Sonja S. Bauer, Vice President

"We are pleased to announce this significant expansion of The Hilb Group's presence in New York as a reflection of our commitment to growing EAI's leadership position in providing unique products to the New York medical and dental community," said Robert J. Hilb, President and CEO of THG.

R. Judson Elliott, Jr., a Managing Director of THG, said "EAI has always had industry-leading products and with the addition of these experienced sales professionals will now have the geographic presence to fully leverage them. We look forward to continuing to build and expand EAI in New York state and welcome Shane, Mark, Joe and Sonja to our team."

The Hilb Group was founded in 2009 by Robert H. Hilb, the former founder, CEO and Chairman of Hilb Rogal & Hobbs ("HRH"), and Robert J. Hilb, a former Corporate VP of HRH.  The Hilb Group seeks to grow through targeted acquisition and strategic alliances in the middle market insurance brokerage space.  The Hilb Group is based in Glen Allen, VA with offices in Simsbury, CT, Bay Shore, NY, Rochester, NY, Westchester County, NY and Richmond, VA.

Media Contact:  Robert J. Hilb, CEO
Phone:  804-564-9625

SOURCE The Hilb Group