Wells Fargo Insurance – part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) – has named Garry Edwards executive broker for its Real Estate, Property and Energy practices in the Bay Area. In his role, he will focus on large property risks, real estate, traditional and alternative energy, and power distribution industries. Based in San Carlos, Edwards will report to Brian McDonnell, senior vice president and managing director of Wells Fargo Insurance’s Construction and Real Estate Services.
“With 30 years of industry experience, Garry brings an invaluable combination of expertise in real estate, property and energy industries," said McDonnell. "His contributions will help Wells Fargo Insurance continue to serve the growing insurance needs of all our clients in the Western U.S."
Throughout his career, Edwards specialized in property insurance placements for customers in the power and utility industry as well as the construction, real estate, retail and technology fields. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was managing director at Beecher Carlson, overseeing west coast property and energy practices. His career began at Lloyd’s of London as an insurance broker concentrating on North American accounts.
Edwards received the 2005 Lloyd’s of London U.S. Surplus Lines Broker of the Year Award and was recognized by Risk & Insurance magazine as a 2007 Power Broker. He attended City & East London College in London studying economics, holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Designation and is a member of the Power Association of Northern California.About Wells Fargo Insurance Wells Fargo Insurance 1 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 (NYSE: 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. 1 Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50468923&lang=en
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