SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services

Alliant Insurance Services

August 16, 2011 18:46 ET

Alliant Insurance Services Expands Construction Expertise

Karen Walsh Joins Company as Senior VP and Regional Director of Construction Services Group

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliantinsurance.com), the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Karen Walsh has joined the company's Construction Services Group as Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Property and Casualty. She will be based in Alliant's Boston office.

At Alliant, Walsh is responsible for development and implementation of insurance strategies for contractor clients across the United States. With more than 15 years of underwriting experience, Walsh joins Alliant from Liberty Mutual, where she served as Chief Underwriting Officer. Her background also includes serving as risk manager for one of the nation's largest construction companies.

"Karen Walsh's extensive underwriting experience and her knowledge of the construction business adds tremendous value to our clients' risk equation," commented Peter Arkley, Managing Director, Construction Services Group. "Karen's hiring continues Alliant's tactical plan to obtain the best talent within the construction insurance brokerage business."

"The ability that Karen has to understand, craft, and implement complex construction risk programs is a tremendous asset to our clients," said Richard Ferrucci, Managing Director, Construction Services Group. "Contractors are focused on optimizing their total cost of risk, and Karen is focused on delivering cost-effective solutions."

Walsh earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business and Economics from Boston University.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at: www.alliantinsurance.com.

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