CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Effective January 1, 2017, Neil Hughes, current president of HUB International Midwest, a division of HUB International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, will assume the role as president of HUB International’s US North Region, covering the Midwest, Colorado and Mountain States divisions. Lerone Sidberry, current president of Employee Benefits for the North and Central regions of HUB, will succeed Hughes as president of the Midwest division.
“As a team that values collaboration and communication, fostering business growth has been a natural process from the beginning”
Hughes’ new role includes setting the overarching client support and sales strategy for the North region. Hughes, 41, has been with HUB for over 18 years, and has a proven track record of strong leadership and advancing company initiatives. During his six-year tenure as president of the HUB Midwest division, business has quadrupled and the company has sustained its positive workplace culture.
With over 25 years in the insurance industry, Lerone Sidberry, 47, is well prepared to resume Hughes’ responsibilities, which include leading the executive team and driving continued growth in all lines of business: Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, Surety, Programs and Personal Lines. Employee benefits business has tripled under Sidberry’s leadership over the past 2.5 years, and the overall value proposition has never been stronger.
“HUB’s dedication to putting client success at the core of its objectives has been a major differentiator in the industry,” said Sidberry. “HUB’s experienced team is committed to understanding each client’s unique situation, with the aim of further establishing ourselves as a dependable partner that delivers value-added insurance solutions, helping clients achieve their specific business goals.”
Michael Booth, 39, currently HUB Midwest’s executive vice president of employee benefits, has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer. While in his current role, Booth has brought the largest organic sales results to HUB Midwest to date. In his new role as CSO, he will continue to oversee all producers, as well as operations of ihouse, HUB’s HRIS consulting practice, and HUB Philanthropic Solutions.
“As a team that values collaboration and communication, fostering business growth has been a natural process from the beginning,” Booth said. “I look forward to helping advance the company’s efforts in organic growth production as CSO.”
Seth Hopkins, 42, previously vice president and Midwest regional marketing manager for a large international insurance company, will move into the role of HUB Midwest’s Chief Marketing Officer and Property & Casualty Practice Leader. Hopkins will manage all market and trading partner relationships, as well as service and operations for the Property & Casualty group.
About HUB International
HUB International Midwest is a division of HUB International Limited with offices in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. HUB International Midwest is a Headquartered in Chicago, IL, HUB International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States, Canada and Latin America.