SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services

Alliant Insurance Services

May 09, 2011 08:00 ET

Public Entity Specialist Jo Ann Barnard Joins Alliant Insurance Services as Vice President

Based in Company's Houston Office, Barnard Has Specialized in Public Sector for More Than 15 Years

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that public entity specialist Jo Ann Barnard has joined the company as Vice President in its Houston office.

With an insurance career of more than 30 years, Barnard specializes in delivering risk management and insurance solutions for a wide range of public entity clients. Prior to joining Alliant, she served for ten years as Vice President and regional public entity practice leader for a Top 10 national insurance brokerage firm.

Barnard's career also includes seven years with Willis of Texas, Inc., where she was Vice President responsible for delivering enterprise risk management, insurance, and financial products to upper middle-market and risk management clients.

"Jo Ann Barnard brings a wealth of public entity brokerage experience to Alliant Insurance Services, and her intimate knowledge of the Texas marketplace will be valuable in growing our public entity business in this area," stated Tom Corbett, Alliant Chairman and CEO. "In addition, Jo Ann has built a solid reputation for outstanding sales performance, strategic innovation, and highly responsive client service, which creates a great fit with our company's philosophy and focus."

Barnard holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research and has completed coursework toward the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation with the same organization.

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 specialized 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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