SOURCE: Acordia, Inc.

March 15, 2006 12:41 ET

Acordia Promotes Cameron Rudolph to Managing Director of Its Arizona Operations

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- Acordia, the insurance brokerage subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co., has promoted Cameron Rudolph to Managing Director for its Arizona operations.

"I am very pleased that Cameron has accepted this post in Arizona. Cameron's background and leadership style is very customer-centric in nature," said David Wood, Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director for Acordia's West Region. "This will enable us to continue to build on what we've already accomplished in Arizona and further improve our customer services and capabilities."

Rudolph has been in the insurance industry for 14 years. He joined Acordia in 2001 in Alaska managing Risk and Loss Control programs before moving to Seattle. While in Seattle he took over management of the Risk and Loss Control department overseeing large property, aviation, marine and builder risk management programs. In the fall of 2004 he moved into the Managing Director role, responsible for Acordia offices located in Salem and Newport, Ore.

Prior to working with Acordia, he worked with Brady & Co. the largest family owned brokerage in Alaska and developed specialized risk management programs for many of the Alaska Native Corporations and CIGNA, a national insurance carrier.

Rudolph has diverse insurance expertise including the development of key marketing strategies and the growth and retention of relationships with specialty markets to benefit customers' unique insurance requirements. In addition to his current responsibilities he is qualified to assist with customers' development, marketing, risk prevention and risk management techniques.

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 $482 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,200 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. For more information about Acordia, visit or call 312.423.2531.

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    Ellen M. Sievert
    Director of Communications
    Acordia, Inc.