Allstar News

Aspen Managing General Agency announces partnership with Tower Hill Specialty for Texas Property

Aspen MGA is proud to announce the partnership with Tower Hill Specialty (THS) to offer property programs in the State of Texas. "We are very excited about partnership with THS," said Paul Harrison, Aspen MGA Founder and President. "The partnership is key to our continued expansion of Aspen MGA in the State of Texas and we are glad to do so with a great company like THS." Click here to view the press release.


Y-Risk launches GigProtect.com offering specialized insurance and investment options to independent contractors

Y-Risk, LLC, a specialty underwriting management company, is proud to announce the launch of a new website that enables independent contractors to purchase insurance products and access investment choices typically offered by employers. Click here to view the press release.


Venture Underwriters, Inc. expands underwriting team with Chicago, IL office

Venture Underwriters, Inc. (VUI) is proud to announce the hiring of Janet Stoller and the opening of a Chicago, Illinois branch office. George Khalid, Senior Vice President comments, “We believe it is paramount to our clients that we bring on underwriters who understand not only the needs of our customers, but also the dynamic insurance marketplace. Janet brings exceptional service and underwriting experience to the Venture team.” Click here to view the full news release.


Allstar Surety expands Florida underwriting team

Allstar Surety is excited to announce a new addition to the Florida surety team. Douglas Miller is a Senior Surety Underwriter and will be working alongside Jason Centrella and Alane Skaff in the Jacksonville office. Jason Centrella, Senior Underwriter/Branch Manager commented, "We are very excited to have Douglas on our team. At Allstar we believe it is paramount to our clients that we bring on underwriters who have a expertise in the surety industry and will be an asset to our agent base. Doug has the knowledge and expertise to benefit our agents throughout Florida."

Prior to joining Allstar Surety, Douglas worked over 10 years at the Main Street America Group (Old Dominion Insurance Company) as both an underwriter and supervisor for the commercial surety team. He has experience with both contract and commercial surety bonds, holds his ASFB designation, and has worked on putting together many successful surety programs with his past agents. Doug stated, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Allstar family and look forward toworking with Florida agents on their surety needs".

Allstar Surety is a division of Allstar Financial Group, an Atlanta based holding company with multiple specialty MGA's across the country. Allstar has eight surety offices nationwide to fully service our agents by providing timely surety solutions.

Additional information can be found at allstarsuretybonds.com.


Aspen MGA wins “Best Booth” at the 2018 Texas PIA Convention & Expo

We are proud to announce Aspen MGA, a division of Allstar Financial Group, won “Best Booth” at the 2018 Texas PIA Convention & Expo held May 17-19, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. This convention was hosted by the Professional Insurance Agents of Texas, an organization comprised of agency owner leadership dedicated to providing a multitude of services to their agency base. This annual event provides the opportunity to network with peer agents, company representatives and industry experts while gaining insight into industry challenges unique to Texas. This year the theme was sports related. The Aspen MGA innovative booth featured the Aspen MGA baseball team – in full uniform. They had plenty of fun giveaways and gave all visitors the opportunity to take pictures on the field, under the Aspen Blimp while sporting baseball props. Visitors tweeted their photos and they were broadcast in real-time on their custom six foot display monitor.

Lori Herrington, Aspen MGA Marketing Director, commented, “We are so honored to receive this award from TX PIA and credit the collaborative efforts of both Aspen & Allstar teams to another successful Convention presence, TCB!”. The Aspen team believes the most successful aspect of any convention is the ability to get to know their agents on a more personal level. As a Managing General Agency, Aspen MGA specializes in Personal Auto Insurance in Texas. Click here to learn more about Aspen MGA.


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