The MGIS Co.s Inc. (MGIS), a provider of insurance products and services for physicians, has named William Lawrence as director of underwriting. Lawrence has 26 years of experience in professional group and individual disability and life insurance, much of it working in the physician group marketplace. He has worked extensively with major carriers such as Sun Life Financial, which backs the MGIS group disability and life policies.

Lawrence’s background spans all aspects of insurance, including underwriting, service, sales, contract development and consulting. Prior to returning to MGIS, he was an independent broker, focusing on attorney and physician groups. He also has been a national business consultant, specializing in physician group disability and life insurance development, marketing and sales for some of the largest disability insurance carriers.

After serving 12 years as a U.S. Air Force officer, Lawrence began his insurance career in 1986 at Unum, where he served in both local and regional service management positions. In 1993 he opened Unum’s Salt Lake City group sales office. From 1997 to 2005, Lawrence held the position of MGIS national product marketing director, which included managing renewal underwriting strategies, developing contracts and providing marketing and competition comparison materials.

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