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Integro acquires The Rule Group

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New York-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro acquired The Rule Group of Pasadena, Calif.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1907, The Rule Group consists of three divisions:

  • The Rule Company, a provider of insurance and risk management services;
  • TRG Insurance Services, an employee benefits consultant; and
  • Solid Waste Insurance Managers, one of the largest providers of insurance products to waste haulers in the western United States. 

Bob Clemo, Rule Group chairman and chief executive officer, and his staff will join Integro and continue providing services through Rule‘s offices in Newport Beach, Pasadena and San Francisco.

The Rule Group brokerage offers commercial insurance, risk management, solid waste insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance services. Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm designed to serve organizations with complex risks.

In other news:

Lance BurkeNorth American Company named Lance Burke sales vice president. Burke will work closely with current and potential North American Partner MGAs in the Pacific Northwest region.

Over the past 13 years, Burke has worked for carriers including Minnesota Life, Genworth Financial and West Coast Life. Throughout his career, Burke has been responsible for growth in sales, and has gained considerable experience in indexed universal life (IUL) products.  Burke brings an understanding of the independent distribution market to North American Company, and will focus his time on contributing to the growth of North American’s Partner Program. 

Glenn Giveans joined AmeriHealth Casualty Insurance Company (AHC) as vice president of sales and marketing. Giveans will report to Don Liskay, president and CEO of AmeriHealth Casualty.

In his new position, Giveans is responsible for the sales and marketing of all AHC’s insured, third party administrator and service products, as well as customer service. He will work closely with the AHC senior team to realign duties and responsibilities in order to focus the company’s sales and customer service efforts.

Giveans brings 20 years of experience in sales, account management, staff management and commercial underwriting. Most recently, he served as branch vice president at PMA Insurance Group where he oversaw the eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey markets. Prior to his tenure at PMA Insurance Group, Giveans worked for the Reliance Insurance Company in various underwriting and sales positions. He began his career in Michigan as an underwriter at Cigna.

Giveans earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. Giveans is also a member of the Cathedral board of directors.

Jan RosenNational Life Group appointed Jan Rosen sales manager of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic agency, National Financial Services Group, based in Atlanta. 

In his new post, Rosen will lead sales activity in the Atlanta area for National Life Group.

Prior to joining National Life, Rosen was managing sales director for MetLife in the Fort Lauderdale and the Atlanta markets. He brings more than 19 years of management experience to his new role. His focus is life insurance sales.

elaine sarsynskiThe National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), part of the Working Mother Media network, honored MassMutual’s Elaine Sarsynski with its 2012 Woman of Excellence International Achievement Award. Sarsynski is executive vice president of MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division and Chairman and CEO of MassMutual International LLC.

Sarsynski is a founding leader of MassMutual’s Women’s Leadership Network, which works to advance high-potential women. In 2012, Sarsynski led MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division to earn the Retirement Leader of the Year award for industry leadership and excellence in retirement plan services.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans named its 2013 Executive Committee.  The officers are:

  • President and Chair – George R. Laufenberg, CEBS, administrative manager, New Jersey Carpenters Funds;
  • President-Elect – Kenneth R. Boyd, president, Local 1546; International Vice President, United Food and Commercial Workers;
  • Treasurer – Thomas T. Holsman, chief executive officer, Associated General Contractors of California;
  • Secretary – Regina C. Reardon, president, Healthcare Strategies Inc.

The Executive Committee holds authority over all programs and business affairs for the International Foundation. The Committee administers finances, monitors the progress of projects and serves as the main conduit in channeling proposals and recommendations for Board consideration.

The Committee also includes two past presidents and three sector representatives:

  • Immediate Past President – Richard Lyall, president, RESCON Residential Construction Council of Ontario; President, Metropolitan Toronto Apartment Builders Association;
  • Past President – John J. (Jack) Simmons, trustee, Buffalo Carpenters Pension Fund;
  • Canadian Sector Representative – Joan S. Tanaka, president, Prudent Benefits Administration Services Inc.;
  • Corporate Sector Representative – Cindy L. Conway, group director Global Benefits, Cadence Design Systems, Inc.;
  • Public Employees Sector Representative – J. Sparb Collins, CEBS, executive director, North Dakota Public Employees Retirement System.

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a member-driven organization that serves as an objective source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information within the American and Canadian workplace.


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