…appointment of specialist in sales and underwriting of transportation lines of coverage reflects huge growth in scope of PFA transportation insurance division
PHOENIX, Arizona (Monday, October 8th, 2018) PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services has appointed long-time transportation insurance executive Richard Bren as its first Vice President of Insurance. He joins the company this month as it continues to ramp up a comprehensive offering of insurance programs and products for freight brokers, motor carriers and other leading professionals in the logistics sector.
“We are delighted to welcome Richard to our dynamic team at PFA and we’re very proud to see him head up our transportation insurance division,” said Daniel Larson, Chief Executive Officer of PFA Transportation Insurance & Surety Services. “Not only does Richard come to us as a highly-regarded specialist in the sales and underwriting of transportation lines of coverage, he brings an unbridled passion and dedication to the industry that we know will be contagious to everyone who works with him; including of course our valued customers.”
The veteran of more than 30 years of experience in insurance takes on the newly-created executive position as PFA significantly expands the scope of its transportation insurance division in its 20th Anniversary year. He is also a highly-sought after speaker who has held a myriad of board, association and committee posts in the transportation community across the country.
“I am very excited to join PFA at this pivotal moment in the company’s growth and expansion as an emerging leader in transportation insurance,” said Bren. “I was drawn to the opportunity on the strength of PFA’s sterling reputation in transportation surety services and the company’s commitment to providing the value-added synergies that come with both surety and insurance under one roof. We’re here to deliver everything logistics companies and motor carriers need to be protected, secure and successful in a rapidly-changing industry.”
Bren joins PFA at its national headquarters in Phoenix following his tenure as VP of Transportation at International Excess Program Managers. Bren has also held executive posts at other leading insurance companies, including Occidental Fire and Casualty (Vice President Underwriting), Southwest Truck Insurance Group (Vice President) and Great West Casualty Company (Vice President and Director, Underwriting & Safety and Vice President, Marketing).
Bren is a graduate from the University of South Dakota, with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and a major in Management. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Trucking Association (since 2001) and in senior roles with the Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation and the Promotion of State Trucking Associations Committee, among others. He has also served as a Regulatory & Legislative Committee member of The Expedite Association of North America (TEANA) and as IEPM’s Participant and Membership Contact for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
As a community leader, Bren has also held national volunteer appointments in support of several important causes, including almost a decade as a member of the Board of the American Sleep Apnea Association. Passionate about the growth of the American transportation industry, he regularly emcees major events, including Truck Driving Championships.