First American Insurance UnderwritersFirst American Insurance Underwriters, Inc., Needham, Mass., has named Margaret Ellison Simonds as brokerage director, where she will work closely with advisors and the FAIU sales team to provide marketing strategies, case design and business development support, and underwriting solutions to help producers increase their revenues.

“Margaret’s skills in insurance marketing will be a valuable tool for our team,” says Kenneth A. Shapiro, president of FAIU. “As a former director of communications of the Board of NAIFA’s Washington, DC chapter, she brings with her the necessary skills to assist producers in delivering the best service possible.”

Before joining FAIU, Simonds served as a brokerage director for Mass Mutual in Bethesda, MD, and a regional marketing specialist for Pacific Life, Needham, Mass. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and now resides in Dover, Mass.