Key staff helps company become wholesale broker of choice
DALLAS, May 23, 2017 — Towerstone, Inc. announced Tuesday the addition of two positions key to improving carrier relationships and ultimately enhancing the client experience for its retail insurance customers. George Schneller has been promoted to a newly created position, executive vice president, and will oversee the day to day execution of all strategic company initiatives. Joy Keller has been hired as vice president and director of small commercial to bring added specialization in the MGA space. Schneller and Keller are strategic assets that position Towerstone as a wholesale insurance broker to serve more industries more efficiently.
“We want to be the wholesale broker of choice for retail insurance brokers looking for an integrated partner,” said Executive Vice President George Schneller. “Towerstone is accomplishing this by building upon our specialties while growing new products. Having the trust to carry out this massive opportunity for the company is an honor.”
Schneller joined Towerstone in 2007 and advanced quickly in the company from claims, client service roles and production to his current role of executive vice president. Prior to joining Towerstone, Schneller practiced at a litigation firm in Dallas, where he handled a diverse range of cases in the areas of contract law, construction law and commercial litigation. In his current role, he will oversee the second newly created position responsible for small commercial services.
“Working with George to compliment the great work Towerstone has done already will bring immediate value to our clients,” said Joy Keller, vice president and director of small commercial. “Prioritizing small commercial business allows us to serve companies that don’t fit into the typical insurance market. Together with George, we’re refining our process to make it easier for Towerstone clients to do business with us.”
Keller comes to Towerstone with more than 25 years of insurance and financial services experience. Previous positions include executive vice president of a Texas wholesale division, corporate CFO and CPA for a national accounting firm overseeing financial services companies. In her most recent MGA role, she was responsible for more than 30 individual surplus lines contracts and was projected to place more than $4 million in annual premium with her preferred carrier partners.
“Towerstone already offers a wide variety of capabilities for retail brokers. Our products in energy, construction and environmental are sought out across the country,” Schneller added. “Joy’s expertise and reputation in small commercial will bring immediate value to organizations who depend on an independent wholesale broker like Towerstone to be the solution for all of their insurance needs.”
About Towerstone, Inc.
Towerstone, Inc. is a wholesale insurance broker with expertise in a broad spectrum of industries. Headquartered in Dallas with additional staff in San Antonio, Birmingham, Ala., and Michigan, Towerstone employs more than 50 associates. It is affiliated with Independent Insurance Agents of Texas , Lloyd’s of London, the Association of Energy Service Companies and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices. Learn more about Towerstone by visiting TowerStoneCorp.com.