SOURCE: Wells Fargo Insurance Services

August 20, 2007 17:50 ET

Wells Fargo Insurance Services Names Elizabeth Olsson Professional Risk Group Leader for Its Southeast Operations

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Wells Fargo Insurance Services has named Elizabeth Olsson Professional Risk Group Leader for its Southeast Operations. In her new role, Olsson will be responsible for growing the executive risk business for the Southeast offices. She will be based in the Wells Fargo Insurance Services office in Atlanta, Ga.

Olsson has over 17 years of insurance brokerage experience specializing in executive and professional liability products. Her experience includes working with diverse industry groups including health care, hospitality, real estate, financial institutions, specialty retail, and many others.

Most recently, Olsson served as Vice President, Lockton Financial Services for Lockton Companies, LLC where she was very successful helping grow their executive liability practice. Prior to that, she was the Vice President, Executive Risk Solutions for Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs. Before that role, she was Assistant Vice President, Financial Services Group for ABD Insurance and Financial Services in the San Francisco area.

"We are very excited to have Liz join our Southeast team," said Julian Smiley, Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Insurance Services' Southeast. "Liz brings the knowledge and professionalism needed to expand our opportunities."

Olsson is a graduate of Georgia State University and holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation.

Wells Fargo Insurance Services is the fifth-largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the United States, with more than 150 offices in 38 states. Its 4,500 insurance professionals place more than $8.5 billion of risk premiums with expertise in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products. Wells Fargo acquired Acordia, Inc. in May 2001.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $486 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,000 stores and the Internet ( across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the only bank in the U.S., and one of only two banks worldwide, to have the highest credit rating from both Moody's Investors Service, "Aaa," and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, "AAA."

Contact Information

    Ellen Sievert
    National Director, Corporate Communications
    Wells Fargo Insurance Services