February 09, 2012 15:23 ET

MGIS Underwriting Managers Inc. Appoints Molly L. Farrell as Vice President of Operations

25-Year Industry Veteran to Lead Medical-Professional Liability Operations at MGIS

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - MGIS Underwriting Managers Inc. (MGIS) today announced the appointment of Molly L. Farrell as vice president of operations. Farrell brings decades of industry experience and expertise to this new role that will be key in further accelerating the company's growth in the medical-professional liability insurance segment nationwide.

"With more than 25 years of executive experience in leading teams of medical-professional liability professionals, Molly will play an integral part in moving our business into the next stage of growth," said Jeff Brunken, president of The MGIS Companies. "Her years of proven experience in driving growth through a customer-first foundation are a perfect match with our company's legacy and vision for accelerating the medical-professional liability program with Freedom Specialty Insurance Company."

Farrell's leadership and management experience includes training and growing teams of medical-professional liability professionals and operations departments with a variety of major insurance carriers. Her ability to work strategically with brokers and underwriters has proven to be especially effective in growing business in an unpredictable medical malpractice marketplace.

Prior to joining MGIS, she served as vice president of sales at NORCAL Insurance Company and as vice president of NAS Insurance Services, and she held various underwriting and claims management roles for The Doctors Company. In addition, Farrell is an experienced medical-professional liability broker, underwriting consultant, and operations consultant.

Farrell will oversee underwriting and policyholder services, coverage offerings and customer satisfaction. "Our focus on selling through brokers gets an additional boost with Molly's experience in that area," said Elke Kirsten-Brauer, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer of MGIS Underwriting Managers. "Her leadership helps round out our growing depth of top-notch executive talent."

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About MGIS Underwriting Managers
MGIS Underwriting Managers Inc. provides specialty medical-professional liability underwriting and administration services in select states. MGIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The MGIS Companies, whose various operating companies provide specialized group disability insurance and medical-professional liability insurance. With a rich tradition of service excellence, MGIS works hand-in-hand with local brokers and benefit advisors and has served more than 8,000 physician groups, 800,000 group members, and 135,000 physicians since 1969.

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