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June 25, 2019

Congratulations to Susan Preston for being named one of IBA’s Elite Women of 2019

Congratulations to Susan Preston, President of Professional Program Insurance Brokerage – a division of SPG, ( for joining @Insurance Business America’s list of Elite Women of 2019! Susan is among 68 of the insurance industry’s foremost female leaders featured this year. “Susan Preston has built a positive reputation in the insurance industry by providing quality […]

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March 13, 2019

Specialty Program Group LLC Acquires Assets Of Florida-Based Insurance Programs Of America, Inc. And Risk Advisors Of America, L.L.C.

Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), a leading operator of specialty insurance brokerages and underwriting facilities, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Insurance Programs of America, Inc. (IPOA), a boutique managing general underwriter, & Risk Advisors of America, L.L.C. (RAA), a retail insurance agency. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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June 7, 2017

Specialty Program Group Acquires Dallas-Based Workers Compensation Business From MarketScout

In 2017, Specialty Program Group has acquired the assets of MarketScout’s workers compensation underwriting unit, to be re-branded by SPG as Specialty Comp Insurance Solutions. Based in Dallas, Texas, Specialty Comp Insurance Solutions is a national workers compensation facility specializing in underwriting for hard to place, high hazard risks in various industries including transportation, construction, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.

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December 8, 2016

Specialty Program Group Acquires Michigan-Based Global Marine

Specialty Program Group, a leading holding company for specialty insurance brokers and underwriting facilities, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Global Marine Insurance Agency. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, Global Marine is a national brokerage firm specializing in providing insurance solutions to the boating community including boats, yachts, mega yachts, personal watercrafts, marinas, boat dealers and commercial marine vessels.

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October 11, 2016

Don’t Underestimate the Handshake: Technology’s Role in Today’s Market

Adoption of new technology and the use of data are crucial to the future of insurance, according to executives at the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) Industry Leadership Forum (ILF). Carriers and brokers are engaging in various initiatives to capture and apply risk and exposure data to their negotiations, and also to modernize the insurance transaction process to eliminate friction.

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June 2, 2016

HUB Ramps Up Program Strategy

Specialty programs are not only the wave of the future, they are the wave of right now. Programs are currently outperforming other segments within the distribution chain, even during the currently heightened competitive landscape, said Hub International’s Yiana Stavrakis, chief sales officer of the Specialty Program Group. Yiana handles sales and marketing for a division created in the past year to build up HUB’s development of specialty programs and products.

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May 20, 2016

IBA Woman of the Year : Yiana Stavrakis

After beginning her insurance career more than 15 years ago, Yiana Stavrakis has steadily moved up the ranks. As chief sales officer for HUB Inter- national Limited’s specialty programs division, Stavrakis provides strategic sales and marketing guidance to acquired programs. She began her career with Metro Insurance Services and joined the wholesale brokerage world in 2013 via AmWINS Group. Her role there included managing sales strategy with national retailers, growth strategies with strategic market partners, implementing the PL practice’s initiatives and more. Stavrakis is the co-founder and past president of NAPSLO’s Next Generation. In 2010, she received the NAPSLO Past President’s Award for outstand- ing committee work.

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October 1, 2015

HUB International Forms Wholly Owned Subsidiary – Specialty Program Group – to Expand National Reach of Specialty Products and Programs

Chris Treanor Joins Hub International as President of Program and Specialty Products and President of New Subsidiary
Hub International Limited (HUB), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has established a wholly owned subsidiary – Specialty Program Group – to deepen its commitment to program underwriting and expand its reach into specialty business. Additionally, the company announced that Chris Treanor has joined the company as President of Programs and Specialty Products and will serve as President of the new subsidiary.

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