SOURCE: Wells Fargo Insurance Services

March 27, 2007 11:50 ET

Wells Fargo Insurance Services Opens New Office in Milwaukee

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Wells Fargo Insurance Services announced today the opening of its first office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new Wells Fargo Insurance Services office is located at 100 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, and offers both commercial and employee benefits insurance programs and services.

David Pautz has been appointed Senior Vice President and Director of Insurance Services for the Milwaukee and Michigan offices. Joining Pautz at the new Wells Fargo Insurance Services office in Milwaukee is Mark E. Lambrecht, CPCU, Vice President/Director and Business Development Officer; David Wierkiewicz, Vice President and Director of Health and Benefits; Kevin Miller, Vice President and Relationship Manager; and Brigitte E. Binder, Vice President, Administration and Relationship Manager.

Pautz is responsible for overseeing and managing the team of insurance specialists in Milwaukee and Michigan. He also specializes in consulting and placing large multi-national account property and casualty programs on behalf of Wells Fargo customers in the Midwest. Pautz has 29 years of insurance experience, including 17 years in the engineering and production underwriting operations of a large global property insurer. Pautz holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and technology from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Pautz is a member and past president of the Independent Agents and Brokers of Wisconsin and a licensed property, casualty, health and life broker.

Lambrecht, CPCU, is Vice President and Director of Business Development. As Business Development Officer, Lambrecht is responsible for the growth of the commercial employee benefits and property/casualty practice within the Wells Fargo Insurance Services group. Lambrecht has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry, having worked with companies in all industry groups and domestic and international programs. Lambrecht holds a bachelor's of business administration degree in Finance/Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Wierkiewicz, Vice President - Director of Health and Benefits, oversees the benefits practice within the insurance services group. Wierkiewicz has over 15 years of experience in employee benefits and has worked with employer groups ranging in size from 50 employees to companies with more than 20,000 employees with local, multi-state and multi-national locations. He specializes in assisting employers develop long-term benefits strategies while providing and coordinating day-to-day benefits and Human Resources administration assistance. Wierkiewicz holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Miller is Vice President - Relationship Manager responsible for the placement and consulting services relating to property, casualty, and financial coverages as well as overall account relationship management. Miller is proficient in alternative risk plans and captive insurance programs. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Carthage College, Kenosha, WI and a master's of business administration from Marquette University. Miller is a licensed property and casualty broker.

Binder is Vice President - Administration and Relationship Manager. She is responsible for client management, placement, and consulting services relating to property, casualty, international and financial products. Beginning her insurance career in 1989, Binder has worked for various brokers in many varied capacities. She is a licensed property and casualty broker and a member of the board of the Independent Agents and Brokers of Wisconsin.

"Collectively, these five highly talented insurance professionals bring more than 75 years of experience to Wells Fargo Insurance Services," said Dan Goldapp, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc. "We have a solid team in place to provide comprehensive services to customers in the Wisconsin and Michigan marketplace."

In addition to the Milwaukee office, Wells Fargo Insurance Services has also announced the opening of a new office in Orlando, Florida.

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 $483 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,100 stores and the internet ( across North America and internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has the highest possible credit rating, "Aaa," from Moody's Investors Service and the highest credit rating given to a U.S. bank, "AAA+," from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

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