SOURCE: Acordia, Inc.

November 14, 2005 10:43 ET

Acordia, Inc. Names Grant Sloniger Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 -- Acordia, Inc., a Wells Fargo Company, announces the appointment of Grant Sloniger to the position of Managing Director. In his new role, Sloniger will assume responsibility for Acordia's Central Illinois offices in its Midwest region.

Sloniger has more than 13 years of experience in the insurance brokerage industry. Before joining Acordia, he served as the Agency Manager at Dimond Bros. Insurance Agency in Champaign, Ill. Prior to that, he was the Marketing and Field Underwriter for United Heartland Insurance of Illinois, formerly Third Coast Insurance.

"I'm very excited to have Grant on our team," said Dan Goldapp, Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director of Acordia's Midwest Region. "Grant's experience and knowledge will be a key benefit to the region."

Sloniger attended the University of Illinois and has his CIC designation. He is a member of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and the Urbana Business Association.

Acordia and Wells Fargo

Acordia, Inc., headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is the world's fifth largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the U.S., with over 150 offices in 38 states. Its 4,500 insurance professionals place in excess of $8.5 billion of risk premiums with expertise in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines and life products. Acordia is also a member of HLA Global Network. HLA Global, a partnership between London-based Heath Lambert Group and Acordia, Inc., serves as the international arm of Acordia.

Acordia is a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company with over $450 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the internet ( across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the United States to receive the highest possible credit rating, "Aaa," from Moody's Investors Service.

Contact Information

    Ellen Sievert
    Acordia Communications