SOURCE: Wells Fargo Insurance Services

March 25, 2008 10:22 ET

Wells Fargo Promotes Four Key Cincinnati Office Personnel

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - March 25, 2008) - The Cincinnati office of Wells Fargo Insurance Services has promoted Bob Hellman and John Jagodzinski to Senior Vice President, Carol Johnston to Vice President, and Wende Sandmann to Assistant Vice President.

Hellman will continue in his role as Marketing Manager for the Cincinnati and Dayton offices and will also be responsible for leading sales executive groups including those specializing in aviation, energy, oil and gas, professional liability, and small business.

Jagodzinski will continue to lead officewide business development efforts, including generating new customers for the firm. In addition, he is now leading our agency acquisition strategy aimed at furthering our growth and enhancing our product and service capabilities.

Along with her current management responsibilities in Agency Support and Office Management arena, Johnston will also take on new responsibilities of coordinating procedures, workflows, customer service and compliance.

Sandmann is leading the sales efforts for the location's Wells Fargo Pharmacy Solutions(SM) unit which helps customers manage pharmaceutical trend and control overall health care costs.

"We are delighted to recognize these four individuals for their accomplishments," said Tom Schaefer, Managing Director for Wells Fargo Insurance Services Cincinnati Office. "Bob, John, Carol, and Wende are proven leaders who continue to help us better serve our customers and foster the continued growth of our company."

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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