Risk Strategies Company Expands Chicago Office With New Vice President

Alan G. Harder Brings Experience in Risk Management Consultation in Property, Manufacturing and Financial Services Sectors

BOSTON, November 17, 2015 -- Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management and consulting firm, today announced today that Alan G. Harder has joined its Chicago office as Vice President. Harder joins a week after Risk Strategies acquired Chicago-based M.G. Welbel & Associates.

Harder brings an extensive background in risk consultation with specialties in property, manufacturing and private equity due diligence review. With Risk Strategies, Harder will focus on new business and client development within the Midwest Private Equity arena, and the financial services and manufacturing sectors.

"In an industry where reputations are built on the talents and expertise of the people serving the clients, we see Alan as an outstanding addition," said Mark Madigan, Managing Director, National Sales and Midwest Office Leader at Risk Strategies. "His experience, skills and keen insight will be a great asset to our firm and clients."

In joining Risk Strategies, Harder brings highly relevant insurance industry experience, including having worked at two regional insurance brokers as well as with a national carrier.

Born in Colombia, and fluent in Spanish, Harder is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health insurance. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights.

To learn more about Risk Strategies, please visit www.riskstrategies.com

About Risk Strategies

Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Grand Cayman, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. RiskStrategies.com.

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