McGriff Names Dessauer New Leader of West Region

About the announcement

January 8, 2021

McGriff announced today that Patrick Dessauer has been promoted to Regional Insurance President for McGriff’s West Region. Dessauer replaces Doug Hodo who announced his retirement earlier this month.

Dessauer, a 30+ year veteran of the insurance brokerage industry, has been with McGriff since 1998. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer for McGriff’s West Region. In his new role, Dessauer will provide leadership, vision and direction for the West Region, as well as support sales to drive growth. He will be based in McGriff’s Houston office.

“I am thrilled to have Patrick take the helm of our West Region. His experience, industry knowledge, and dedication to our client’s success is unparalleled," said McGriff President and CEO Rick Ulmer. “Patrick exemplifies our firm’s commitment to our Client First McGriff culture and has been a major contributor to the phenomenal success we have experienced in Texas and throughout the Region.”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to head up McGriff’s West Region and to build on the growth and success that was the hallmark of Doug’s leadership. McGriff has an exceptional team of professionals and bench strength on which to rely and I know that we are uniquely positioned to keep moving McGriff forward,” said Dessauer.

About McGriff

McGriff is a full-service insurance broker providing risk management and insurance solutions to clients across the United States. The firm’s coverages include commercial property and casualty, corporate bonding and surety services, cyber, management liability, captives and alternative risk transfer programs, small business, employee benefits, title insurance, personal lines, and life and health. McGriff Insurance Services, Inc., is a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc.(opens in a new tab)

About Truist Insurance Holdings

Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc.(opens in a new tab), the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and seventh largest in the world, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Truist Bank. Truist Insurance Holdings operates more than 250 offices through its subsidiaries: McGriff Insurance Services, Inc.; CRC Insurance Services, Inc.; Crump Life Insurance Services, Inc.; AmRisc, LLC; and its Premium Finance companies (AFCO Credit Corporation, Prime Rate Premium Finance Corporation, Inc., and CAFO Inc.).

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