Insurance Associates, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, is excited to announce the hire of our newest Account Executive: Ryan Hays. Ryan comes to the agency with experience in the insurance and surety industry.

Prior to joining IA/MMA, Ryan worked as an underwriter handling construction surety accounts at Travelers. While underwriting, he helped public and private builders meet the demand for new and improved infrastructure. By developing confidential client relationships Ryan learned how to verify and evaluate corporate and personal financial data, review job backlogs, and examine contract provisions to successfully underwrite a bonded job.

Through his disciplined approach, Ryan can help negotiate terms and conditions consistent with established surety standards. He also understands the need for businesses to stay nimble and he will help complex clients consider different approaches that support their business objectives. Above all, Ryan stresses the importance of owning and delivering positive outcomes with integrity.

When Ryan isn’t actively participating in local trade and industry associations, he enjoys boxing, hiking, and is an avid fan of the Maryland Terrapins, Baltimore Ravens, and the Orioles.

About Insurance Associates, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

IA, a MMA LLC Company, is locally based with the resources and backing of a national agency. There are offices in Rockville, Fairfax, Laurel and Towson and the agency has been advising and protecting clients for over 60 Years! IA, a MMA LLC Company prides itself on having one of the most competent, experienced, and knowledgeable workforces of any agency in the area. The agency works with clients in all industries for their group benefit packages and personal insurance, but their expertise is in the construction industry for business insurance and surety bonding.   For more information about Insurance Associates, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company please visit  www.insassoc.com.

LB Water Service Inc. CEO Shawn Pulford is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business for a hearing titled, “Honoring the Nation’s Small Business Heroes.”

LB Water is an industry leader in supplying waterworks-infrastructure solutions to cities, counties, municipalities and businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic region. It employs 225 people and has locations in Selinsgrove, Chambersburg, Ephrata, Ebensburg, Stoneboro, and Oakdale, Pennsylvania; Frederick, Maryland; and Richmond, Virginia. It is a 100% employee-owned company. LB Water also operates two affiliated companies, Stormwater Solution Source and 540 Technologies.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

WHERE:               Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building

                                Washington, DC 20515

WHY:                    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated May 5-11 as its National Small Business Week. To honor all of America’s entrepreneurs, the House Small Business Committee is saluting “Heroes of Small Business,” those leaders who exemplify the determination, hard work, and creativity that showcases the American entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurs from across the country will testify on their small business success stories. The Committee will examine the important role these firms play in creating jobs, growing our economy, and investing in our local communities.

WHO:                   Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member Steve Chabot, Rep. John Joyce (PA-13) and the rest of The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business; Shawn Pulford, CEO of LB Water Service Inc. and other LB Water Executives; owners and executives from other invited small businesses from throughout the United States.

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