SOURCE: Worldwide Broker Network

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December 12, 2013 16:10 ET

Worldwide Broker Network™ Appoints Holmes Murphy's Joe Watts to 4th North American Seat on Board of Directors

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - December 12, 2013) - Worldwide Broker Network™, the world's largest fully integrated network of independent property and casualty brokers and employee benefits consultants, today announced it has appointed Joe Watts, Vice President at Holmes Murphy & Associates (HMA Worldwide), to fill the previously vacant fourth North American seat of its 16-member board of directors. In addition to four directors representing North American partner firms, the WBN board includes four directors from Europe, three from Asia/Pacific, two from Latin America, and one from Middle East/North Africa, as well as two representing the Employee Benefits side of the Network.

Holmes Murphy is a premier independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm. Founded in 1932, Holmes Murphy is ranked 26th among America's top 100 brokers. The firm employs more than 500 associates in major offices strategically located throughout the United States.

Watts is leader of the International Practice Group at Holmes Murphy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa -- one of the top-five insurance centers in the United States. He also co-leads the firm's Architects and Engineers Design Professional Insurance Practice, and specializes in International, Mining, Construction, Railroads -- Contract Review, Risk Assessment, and insurance placement.

"A 20-year insurance industry veteran, Joe Watts has placed insurance coverage worldwide from Latin America to Asia, Africa, Europe, as well as North America, and in the process he has developed world class knowledge and expertise that symbolizes the WBN Network's goal of providing clients with the level of service they want when and where they need it," said Florian Karle, WBN's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Südvers Gruppe, WBN's partner in Germany.

"Joe Watts has been very successful driving our International Practice Group," stated Dan Keough, Holmes Murphy CEO. "His extensive experience in this market will be a great asset to the WBN Board of Directors. We are very proud of him." 

Founded in 1989 by nine European firms as the International Broker Network, the organization changed its name to Worldwide Broker Network in 1995 and today includes more than 100 independent firms operating in more than 70 countries and territories. WBN is headquartered in San Mateo, California, midway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. 

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