Basking Ridge, N.J. and Omaha, Neb. — Hooper Holmes announced that Marcus Mears has been appointed president of the company’s Omaha, Neb.-based Underwriting Solutions division.

Mears has held several senior executive positions in the insurance industry over the past 20 years.

Roy Bubbs, president and CEO of Hooper Holmes, says, "Our underwriting customers are faced with a number of challenges including generating new business for their companies, shortening approval times and lowering their costs. In addition, our customers have been faced with a shortage of veteran underwriters, which is why it was essential for us to find the right person to lead this division and meet our customers’ needs. We believe that Marc’s experience and industry knowledge will complement our team of former chief underwriters and professionals from the life and reinsurance markets. We are confident that our Underwriting Solutions division will continue to see further improvements and growth under Marc’s leadership."

Most recently, Mears was a consultant within the insurance industry. Earlier in 2008, he was SVP in charge of strategic planning, value creation, sales and marketing and operational elements of the Independent Producer Business Unit at Mutual of Omaha. Prior to that he was SVP of the senior market and employee benefit divisions at KMG America. Earlier in his career, he was an executive director at Protective Life, and VP of marketing and sales at American General Corp., Pacific Guardian Life and Alexander Hamilton Life.

Source: Hooper Holmes

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