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Rick Ulmer

President and CEO, Retail Division
BB&T Insurance Holdings

Rick Ulmer is president and chief executive officer of the Retail Division for BB&T Insurance Holdings, which includes McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc., and McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.

With nearly 30 years of insurance experience, Mr. Ulmer was named to his current position in 2018 after serving as president and CEO of the former Regions Insurance Group. He joined Regions Insurance in 2013 as a regional executive.

He previously served as a managing director for another leading national broker as sales leader and industry executive, and has held several other leadership roles in the insurance industry.

Mr. Ulmer earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Wes Dasher

President
McGriff Insurance Services

Wes Dasher is president of McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., which operates more than 130 agencies in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Mr. Dasher was named president in 2007 after serving as chief agency executive officer since 2003. He was promoted to regional agency manager for South Carolina and Tennessee in 2000.

He joined McGriff Insurance Services in 1998 when it acquired Columbia, SC-based Boyle-Vaughan Associates. He worked as a commercial/corporate lender for the former NationsBank before joining Boyle-Vaughan as a surety producer in 1995.

Mr. Dasher earned his bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina.

Michael Martini

President
BB&T Insurance Services of California

Michael Martini is president of BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc., which operates agencies in San Diego, Pleasanton, Irvine, San Ramon, San Jose, Anaheim and San Francisco.

Mr. Martini previously served as president of BB&T Life Insurance Services. Prior to that he was a member of the senior leadership team for BB&T affiliate Crump Life Insurance Services, helping Crump customers expand their revenue through the sale of life insurance and life-related products.

Prior to joining Crump in 2002, Mr. Martini served as executive vice president of sales, marketing and alliances for Encompass, Inc. He also spent nearly 15 years in the information services industry as executive vice president for global accounts at Reuters and Dow Jones Telerate.

Mr. Martini earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Miami University in Ohio.

Jon Trevisan

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits Practice Leader
McGriff Insurance Services

Jon Trevisan manages the Employee Benefits Division of McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.

Mr. Trevisan joined McGriff in 2017 after more than 20 years with another leading national broker and its predecessor companies, including 12 years in senior leadership positions. He began his career as an underwriter at Cigna.

Mr. Trevisan is a former vice chairman and chairman of the Council of Employee Benefits Executives (a part of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers), and also participates on the national advisory councils of several insurance companies.

He is a contributor to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Business Insurance, Employee Benefit News, Employee Benefit Adviser, The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism, and Benefits Selling. Trevisan earned his bachelor's degree from Trinity College.

Renee Keen

Senior Vice President, Personal Lines and Small Business
McGriff Insurance Services

Renee Keen manages the Personal Lines and Small Business divisions of McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.

Ms. Keen's responsibilities include oversight of McGriff's Personal Lines Sales Center, Insurance Referral Center and Family Risk Management Practice.

She also manages the McGriff Insurance Services Client Center, which provides support services to the Personal Lines and Small Commercial Business segments.

Ms. Keen began her career with Beam, Cooper, Gainey and Associates in 1986. She served as manager of the Claims Department until 1993 when her responsibilities shifted to wholesale marketing and product development for bank related and CAT-prone products. She joined McGriff in 1999 when it acquired Beam, Cooper, Gainey and wholesale arm NXS.

Ms. Keen earned her bachelor's degree from Meredith College and is a graduate of the Appalachian State University Executive Insurance program.

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