SUNZ Insurance Hires Derrick Killian as Senior Staffing Underwriter

BRADENTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#Insurancelt;/agt;–SUNZ Insurance CEO Steven F. Herrig announced today the hiring of
Derrick Killian as the company’s Senior Staffing Underwriter.

“We are extremely excited to welcome the first-class talent that Derrick
brings to the SUNZ family. With his respective industry experience and
underwriting knowledge, Derrick will be a true asset to our growing team
and to the clients we serve,” said CEO Steven F. Herrig.

Killian will serve directly under SUNZ’s Chief Underwriting Officer
Blake Souers. In this role, he will be responsible for the evaluation,
selection, pricing and servicing of workers’ compensation insurance
policies within the company’s procedures and guidelines. In addition, he
will deliver a streamlined underwriting process to support the company’s
growth initiative while maintaining profitability of the workers’
compensation program.

Killian graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North
Carolina with his B.S.B.A in Finance and Insurance. Before joining SUNZ,
he served as the Vice President of Specialty Markets at Synergy Coverage
Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With 15 years of industry experience, Killian brings diverse,
analytical, and comprehensive top­level knowledge to the table. He has
cultivated extensive knowledge in underwriting for higher severity
classes of business including: Temporary Staffing, Healthcare,
Non-Profit and PEOs. Furthermore, he has analyzed larger loss-sensitive
risks such as collateral evaluation and has worked with the rate and
product filing process in various states.

“I am thrilled to join a dynamic and growing company like SUNZ. I look
forward to helping the company bolster their measured growth strategy
and client-focused directives,” said Killian.

SUNZ is a significant Florida based insurance carrier with an impressive
group of affiliates dedicated to providing comprehensive insurance
services that go beyond policy underwriting. Recently, the company has
grown to over 300 employees who serve a client base comprised of the
country’s largest and most sophisticated employers.

Showing strong growth year after year, SUNZ’s financial strength has
proven to be one of the company’s most prominent assets. This combined
with operational efficiencies help keep costs down for policyholders and
also provides clients the certainty they need when selecting a national
workers’ compensation solution.

About SUNZ Insurance

SUNZ Insurance (,
a national provider of large deducible workers’ compensation insurance
and insurance services to professional employer organizations, staffing
companies and large employers. We design and administer custom workers’
compensation and insurance programs, and we provide loss control, claims
administration, cost containment and subrogation services -all designed
to minimize claim costs paid by our large deductible clients.


Meghan Rowe
SUNZ Insurance
Corporate Communications Manager

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