California, June 26, 2018 – WSS, part of XPT a new specialty insurance distribution company, announces Broker & Underwriter additions to WSS’s California operations. Yvonne McNamara will serve as Senior Broker & Underwriter and Karen Mira will join as Broker & Underwriter.
McNamara brings with her 20 years of P&C underwriting experience. She was previously working as Senior Underwriter with Atlas General Insurance Services and Broker & Underwriter for All Risk, Ltd.
Mira was most recently Associate Broker & Underwriter for AmWINS on one of the largest binding teams in the country. Prior to AmWINS, Mira served as Broker and Head of Commercial Management Department for a retail shop in Southern California.
Mark Kaufman, Chief Operating Officer, said, “At WSS, we are committed to hiring individuals with a certain level of expertise and industry knowledge. The more than 30 years’ experience between Yvonne and Karen prove that we are dedicated to maintaining this commitment. The enhancement of the Commercial Department with their skills will benefit our clients greatly.”
McNamara will be based in San Diego and Mira in the Stevenson Ranch office.
Since 1981, WSS has been providing retail brokers an extensive line of Commercial and Personal Lines products, with access to both admitted and non-admitted markets. WSS continues to expand their reach and now writes in most of the Sun Belt states. West-Pro, a division of WSS, writes bars & taverns with exclusive markets and coverage forms for wholesale brokers in over a dozen states.
WSS is a proud member of the following trade associations: CIWA, WSIA, and TSLA. WSS is headquartered in Plano, TX with employees also located in California.
About XPT Group
XPT is a new specialty insurance distribution company formed through a partnership of highly-experienced management executives and an institutional investor who backs start-up insurance distribution firms. XPT brings together underwriting and wholesale brokerage firms across many specialty lines through acquisitions and new product development. XPT stands apart by delivering expertise through a collaborative partnership culture. www.xptspecialty.com