SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

March 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Construction Insurance and Surety Broker Vincent Walsh Joins RFF & Associates as Senior Vice President

He Brings 40 Years of Experience to Garden City, NY-Based Firm That Is a National Leader in Construction and Surety Brokerage

GARDEN CITY, NY--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - RFF & Associates, Inc., an Alliant company (www.alliantinsurance.com) and one of the largest construction insurance and surety brokerage firms in the U.S., has announced that construction insurance and surety broker Vincent A. Walsh has joined the firm as Senior Vice President in its Garden City, NY office where he will be responsible for new business development and account service.

With more than 40 years of experience in the construction and surety marketplace, Walsh is a recognized surety expert who has represented some of the nation's leading surety companies and reinsurers. He comes to RFF from a top national brokerage firm, where he was Senior Vice President for its surety and insurance practice. Before that, he was Secretary/Director in the headquarters office of Aetna Casualty & Surety Co. (now Travelers).

"Vincent Walsh has built an exceptional reputation as a true expert and top-performing broker in the specialized construction and surety niche," stated Richard Ferrucci, National Construction Practice Leader for Alliant Insurance Services, which acquired RFF as part of its recent acquisition of New York City-based T&H Group, a regional insurance brokerage and the parent of RFF. "Vincent will be an outstanding complement to RFF's existing team of highly seasoned insurance and surety professionals by further strengthening our relationships with major surety carriers."

Alliant CEO Tom Corbett commented, "The hiring of Vincent Walsh demonstrates the continuing commitment of the entire Alliant organization to meeting the specialized insurance needs of the construction and surety sector on a national level. In fact, one of the key factors in our acquisition of T&H Group was its strong construction practice, including RFF."

In addition to being licensed in property, casualty and surety, Walsh is a licensed broker for life and health. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Manhattan College and his MBA from the College of Insurance (now St. John's University).

Walsh is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and currently sits on its National Committee for Insurance and Surety. He is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and worked on the formation of this nationwide professional organization.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., 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 specialized clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available at: www.alliantinsurance.com.

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