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Risk Placement Services announces expansion of Transportation business unit; adds new key hires for North Central region

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“The demand for trucking is as high as it’s ever been”, said Jimmy Proffitt, vice president of transportation for RPS. “Yet, the transportation industry is a tougher endeavor today than it has been, both from a trucking standpoint and from an insurance and risk management standpoint. Our investment to expand our capabilities in Transportation and establish a dedicated team for the North Central states will provide an even broader team of experts to help insurance agents and brokers navigate this complex industry for their clients.”

RPS has hired Mark Gallagher to lead the new dedicated regional Transportation team for the North Central region. Mark is an experienced insurance professional, with over two decades of experience specializing in transportation. He previously served as the vice president of underwriting for Truckers Insurance Associates. Mark will operate out of the company’s Des Moines, Iowa office.

In addition, RPS has hired industry veteran Lou Welch, who has more than 35 years of specialty experience in transportation insurance on both the company and wholesale agency sides. Lou will operate out of the company’s Bloomington, Minn. office.

The expansion of the Transportation unit reflects the expanding demands of this complex industry.

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