William A. “Twig” Branch has been appointed as the Leavitt Group`s Vice President of Development, Southeastern States effective 1 April 2005. Twig will serve as a key member of the Leavitt Group`s management team.
“Twig`s reputation in our industry is widespread and solid,” says Dane Leavitt, CEO of the Leavitt Group, “I have great confidence he will contribute significantly to our growth and add depth to our organizations management.”
Branch will help build the Leavitt Group in the southeastern United States, operating out of Charlotte, North Carolina. “The opportunity in the southeastern United States is great, and we believe Twig is well positioned to help guide our efforts in that region,” says Leavitt.
The Leavitt Group currently has three affiliates in the southeastern region: Vickers, Owens & Blazina in Norcross, Georgia; Hennessey, Thames & Leavitt in Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Stephens-Hobdy Insurance in Natchez, Mississippi. Branch will work with other agencies in the area which are interested in affiliating with the Leavitt Group.
The Leavitt Group is an organization of independent insurance agencies with locations across the United States. Each agency is owned by a local co-owner and by Leavitt Group Enterprises. Says Branch, “I have long admired the structure of the Leavitt Group and how it blends the best of individual ownership and group strength. It is a unique organization.”
Branch comes to the Leavitt Group after playing a key role in building the Iroquois Group, an organization that also works with independent insurance agencies. Branch served as President of the Iroquois Group from 1992 to mid-2004. “Twig, with the help of other able individuals, built an exceptional company with some similarities to the Leavitt Group,” says Leavitt. “Twig brings a remarkable combination of background and talent to our organization.”
Currently, the Leavitt Group consists of 69 agencies in 91 locations in 13 states. The organization provides affiliated agencies with a variety of services and markets and is widely recognized for the sensible autonomy given agency co-owners in guiding their operation.