SOURCE: Acordia, Inc.

June 09, 2006 11:34 ET

Acordia, Inc. Names Julian E. Smiley, Sr., Senior Vice President, Acordia's Southeast Region

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 9, 2006 -- Acordia, Inc., a Wells Fargo Company, has named Julian E. Smiley, Sr., Senior Vice President, Acordia's Southeast Region where he will be responsible for the growth and expansion of Acordia's business. The Southeast Region is comprised of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.

Smiley was most recently with Marsh, Inc. where he served as the Commercial Client Practice Leader responsible for business in the Southeast Zone, which was made up of 11 offices. Prior to that, he served as the Commercial Client Practice Leader overseeing 17 offices in the South Region.

"I am very pleased to add Julian to our team," said Kevin Kenny, Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director of Acordia's East Region. "Julian's leadership skills and knowledge of strategic market opportunities will help us expand our resources and continue on our rapid growth curve in this area of the country."

Smiley is a graduate and football letterman of the University of Georgia with continued studies in Risk Management and Insurance at the University of South Florida.

About Acordia

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 a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Company, a $482 billion diversified financial services company.

Acordia is also a member of the HLA Global Network. HLA Global, a partnership between London-based Heath Lambert Group and Acordia, Inc., serves as the international arm of Acordia. HLA Global is one of the world's largest networks of insurance brokers, with independent brokers in over 90 nations across the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

For more information about Acordia, visit or call 312.423.2531.

Contact Information

    Ellen Sievert
    Acordia Communications