Wells Fargo Insurance Announces New Regional Leadership in Midwest

Wells Fargo Insurance Announces New Regional Leadership in Midwest

Team to focus on recruitment and expanding property & casualty, employee benefits, real estate, healthcare, private equity, transportation, and private risk management services

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an effort to better serve its expanding customer base throughout the Midwest, Wells Fargo Insurance1 - part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYS: WFC) - announced a new regional leadership team. Serving the Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin markets, the team is dedicated to growing Wells Fargo's property and casualty, employee benefits and private risk management services. Led by regional managing director John Meder, the Midwest represents one of the fastest growing regions for Wells Fargo Insurance.

"We continue to expand the boundaries of our property and casualty and employee benefits product offerings by bringing new expertise to the Midwest region," said Meder. "These appointments allow us to execute on an expanded business plan focused on improving the customer experience, increasing our operating performance, and providing long term growth."

Patrick Sedlak will now serve as head of the Indianapolis office managing the offices in Evansville and Fort Wayne. Sedlak joined Wells Fargo last year as a property and casualty team leader, and he brings more than 19 years of industry experience in the Indiana marketplace.

John Jagodzinski will now head the insurance office based in Dayton, OH. With more than 10 years of industry experience in the southern Ohio market, Jagodzinski joined Wells Fargo in 2003 as a leader in property and casualty and group employee benefits.

Norm Riley and Amy Wildung will now serve as Employee Benefits Practice Co-Leaders for the Midwest Region. Riley will manage the employee benefits business in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Missouri. Wildung will be responsible for Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Since joining Wells Fargo in 2003, Riley was instrumental in growing the company's employee benefits practice throughout Northeast, Ohio. Wildung joined Wells Fargo in 2007 as an employee benefits leader and brings over 13 years of industry experience to her new role.

Dan Venier will now serve as the head of Risk Control Services for the Midwest Region, overseeing the loss control and claims divisions. He joined the company in 2008 as a Highly Protected Risk (HPR) expert and brings 27 years of industry experience to his new role.

Wells Fargo Insurance's Midwest region includes 27 offices and approximately 700 team members who provide insurance services to Wells Fargo's business banking, middle market, large corporate, and high net worth customers in the region.

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Wells Fargo Insurance2 is the fifth largest insurance broker in the world (Business Insurance, 2012). With 160 offices in 36 states, Wells Fargo Insurance provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers, high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large corporate customers. The 7,000 insurance professionals of Wells Fargo Insurance write $20 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products.

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (NYS: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially.

1Wells Fargo Insurance includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. and Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc.

2Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company.

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