Ash Brokerage has appointed Lee Perkins as Managing Director of a new sales office to be located in Austin, Texas.

With 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Perkins’ main focus will be recruiting and business development with independent financial services professionals throughout the United States. Ash Brokerage currently has 18 office locations from coast to coast. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., Ash Brokerage provides financial services professionals access to a comprehensive portfolio of product resources in life insurance, annuities, long term care, disability income, advanced markets and underwriting.

“I am very excited to be in a unique position to offer our producers a boutique experience with the size and scale of one of the nation’s largest independently owned brokerage agencies.” Perkins said. “I believe producers want and need continued growth and dedication to excellence, both of which Ash Brokerage is committed to. I will have the ability to offer producers innovative sales concepts, extremely competitive products and intelligent, persuasive underwriting with the tools, resources and back-room support that will put producers in the best position to succeed.”

“Having Lee Perkins on our team affirms our commitment to bring strong leadership and business development opportunities to the independent financial services professional,” said Jason Grover, Ash Brokerage Principal and Executive Vice President. “Lee was formerly a friendly and formidable competitor of Ash, and we are pleased to now join forces and work together to achieve mutual success.”

In his career, Perkins has served various roles leading some of the nation’s largest BGAs. He has valuable and extensive experience as a recruiter, brokerage manager and executive. To contact Lee Perkins, call (260) 255-0395 or email Lee.Perkins@ashbrokerage.com.