Wells Fargo Insurance Names Mike Taylor Managing Director For Washington And Alaska

Committed to serving the insurance and risk management needs of its middle market and large corporate customers in Washington and Alaska, Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), has named Mike Taylor, senior vice president and managing director for its local operations. In his role, Taylor leads business development, client service, sales, and cross-sell for the company's local insurance brokerage business in Alaska and Washington. Based in Seattle, he reports to Tim Prichard, executive vice president of Wells Fargo Insurance.

"Washington and Alaska are key markets for Wells Fargo Insurance. We are committed to providing innovative insurance solutions and excellent service to our customers in Washington, through our offices in Seattle and Spokane, and look forward to expanding our presence in Alaska," said Prichard. "Based on his success leading Wells Fargo Insurance's office in Phoenix, his extensive industry experience and knowledge of the Seattle and Spokane markets, I'm confident that, under Mike's leadership, our team will continue to provide customers with the solutions that best address their insurance and risk management needs."

A native of Spokane, Mike graduated from Whitworth University. He began his insurance career in Seattle and was a senior vice president at Willis, prior to joining Wells Fargo where he most recently served as senior vice president and managing director for the Phoenix office.

"I'm excited to return to Seattle and work with our talented team members in Washington and Alaska as we focus on growing our business and strengthening the way we serve our insurance customers in this important market," said Taylor.

Wells Fargo Insurance has 159 team members and two offices to serve its customers in Washington and Alaska. The company provides middle market, large corporate and high net worth clients with property and casualty, professional risk, employee benefits, private risk solutions and targeted insurance programs to specialized industries.

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Named one of the top 10 insurance brokers in the U.S. by  Business Insurance [1],  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. Wells Fargo Insurance writes or places $9 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international and personal lines.

[1] 2016 Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and Rural Community Insurance Company

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 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 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune's 2016 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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