The Leavitt Group, the nation’s 2nd largest privately-held insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce that Whitfield’s United Insurance Agencies, Inc. has joined the Leavitt Group. To reflect the national scale and additional resources as part of the Leavitt Group, the agency will now do business as Whitfield-Leavitt Insurance Agency. Local agency leaders Ted Schlatter, Randy McDonald, Don Whitfield, Sean King, and Jeff Olsen share ownership in the agency with the Leavitt Group. Ted Schlatter will operate as the agency’s local managing co-owner.
“I am very excited to be affiliating with the Leavitt Group,” said Schlatter. “It enabled our agency to acquire national resources that our clients need—allowing us to offer clients sensible solutions to often complex problems.”
Ted Schlatter joined Whitfield three years ago with experience as a successful insurance sales-manager and principal for another broker in the Top 100 based in Washington state. Randy McDonald, who has been with the company ten years, will manage the personal insurance department. Don Whitfield, having served as the company’s president and CEO for many years, will focus on mergers and acquisitions. Sean King and Jeff Olsen are commercial insurance advisors who will continue to operate in the Everett and Oak Harbor offices.