SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services

Alliant Insurance Services

June 26, 2012 03:00 ET

P&C Producers Marc Halvorsen and Rhesa Boulton Join Alliant Insurance Services to Head National Agriculture Industry Team

Based in Houston, TX Office, Each Will Serve as First Vice President and Bring Over 30 Years of Agriculture-Related Experience to Alliant

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 26, 2012) - Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that agriculture industry specialists Marc Halvorsen and Rhesa Boulton have joined the company as First Vice Presidents in its Houston, TX office and will head a national property and casualty team focused on agriculture-related clients.

Halvorsen and Boulton, who each have more than 30 years of property and casualty brokerage experience, come to Alliant after serving together for five years on the leadership team of a Houston-based insurance brokerage firm. Halvorsen was President and Managing Director of the firm whose domestic and international accounts included those in the food, fiber, construction, agribusiness, and energy industries. Boulton served as Vice President, Client Service/Marketing.

Before their most recent positions, they also worked together at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Halvorsen spent 20 years at Gallagher, including 18 years as Managing Director of the Food and Fiber/Agribusiness Division, while Boulton was with Gallagher for 14 years, serving as Account Executive in the Food and Fiber/Agribusiness Division.

"In addition to their extensive brokerage leadership experience, Marc and Rhesa each bring a wealth of property and casualty expertise in the agriculture industry to our company," stated Tom Corbett, Alliant CEO and Chairman. "Working together for nearly 20 years at two different brokerage firms, they have blended their deep market knowledge, prospecting expertise, and client servicing skills to successfully build and manage an impressive book of business. The knowledge, performance, and leadership of Marc and Rhesa in the agriculture sector will be invaluable in expanding Alliant's presence in this business specialty."

Halvorsen is a member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Institute of Cooperative Financial Officers, and the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Boulton is active in the Independent Insurance Agents of America, Risk and Insurance Management Society, and Chartis Producer Council.

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:

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