Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Adds New Team Members

St. Louis, MO, March 02, 2018 –(– Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of over 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois, recently hired four new employees.

Clinton Mudd and Michael Thornton will serve as Sales Development Coordinators. Their responsibilities include working with alliance members to maximize profitability and promote growth within their own independent agencies. This assistance includes everything from coordinating training and hiring to developing policies and procedures.

Prior to joining VIAA, Clinton served as a commercial lines producer at a local insurance agency. He has more than 15 years of financial and insurance experience at various insurance agencies and banks. Clinton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Michael, who previously owned his own insurance agency plus worked at multiple insurance agencies for a total of 15 years, has an extensive sales, development and management background. He earned an associate degree from St. Louis Community College.

Susan Fitgerald was hired as a Processing Specialist. She will manage carrier downloads, as well as input information into the alliance’s management system. Susan will also process client and policy changes created by the company’s carriers. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems and Data Processing from Washington University School of Engineering, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Kate Murphy was hired as an Administrative Assistant. She will field and direct telephone calls, maintain office quality and standards, and coordinate training events and schedules. Prior to joining VIAA, she worked in the bond department of an insurance company. She previously served as an Administrative Assistant for a chiropractic practice.

“We are pleased to continue adding highly specialized and experienced individuals to our growing alliance,” said VIAA CEO Pierce Powers. “We look forward to a long-lasting working relationship with our new team members.”

Founded in 2006, VIAA generates more than $165 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $7.4 billion national alliance. VIAA is located at 6825 Clayton Ave. in St. Louis, Mo. For more information about VIAA, call (314) 333-4906.

Contact Information:
Valley Insurance Agency Alliance
Rochelle Brandvein
(314) 333-4906
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