SOURCE: Wells Fargo Insurance Services

March 25, 2008 12:20 ET

Wells Fargo Names Mark Stokes Managing Director for Its San Francisco Office

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc. has named Mark Stokes Managing Director for its San Francisco, Ca. office.

In addition to maintaining his current Managing Director responsibilities for Wells Fargo Insurance Services' Petaluma and Santa Rosa offices, Stokes will assume Managing Director responsibilities for the San Francisco office. While working closely with insurance carriers, Stokes will ensure that field offices have the necessary tools to promote sales growth, as well as assist producers with new and renewal business. He will also assist field offices with negotiating the best terms, conditions, and pricing for customers.

"Mark has done a superb job of welcoming Santa Rosa team members into our North Bay Operations, so asking Mark to do the same for San Francisco is a very logical extension of our integration activities," said Sam Jones, Regional Managing Director for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. "Mark will facilitate the integration well as we continue with our 'next stage' of reorganization of ABD and Wells Fargo Insurance Services operations in the West Region."

Stokes began his career with Fireman's Fund as an underwriter. He later became a workers' compensation underwriting manager for Transamerica Insurance Group. Stokes joined ABD as a property and casualty producer and then became property and casualty sales manager for ABD's Petaluma office. Most recently, Stokes was the Director of property and casualty insurance in the North Bay for ABD / Wells Fargo Insurance Services.

Stokes received his bachelor's in business administration from California State University, Sonoma and his master's in business administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Wells Fargo Insurance Services, formerly Acordia, Inc., is the fifth-largest insurance brokerage and the largest bank-owned insurance brokerage in the United States, with more than 170 offices in 38 states. Its 5,200 insurance professionals place more than $11.5 billion of risk premiums with expertise in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines and life products. Wells Fargo acquired Acordia in May of 2001. For more information about Wells Fargo Insurance Services, visit or call Ellen Sievert at 312.423.2531.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $575 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 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."

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