Contact: Laura Monagle, APR
Tom Jocz Named President, Employee Benefits Group
Brookfield, WI…Robert Sowinski, CEO of one of Wisconsin’s leading insurance agencies, Diversified Insurance Services of Brookfield (http://www.div-ins.com ), announced that Christian Lie has joined the agency as President, Risk Services Group. Lie will be a shareholder and will lead all of the company’s risk management, commercial property and casualty , and personal lines efforts .
Lie has more than 36 years of insurance and risk management services experience and most recently served as President and CEO of Johnson Insurance Services. Prior to his role at Johnson, Lie purchased his father’s independent insurance agency, built and grew the business and executed its sale to Johnson Financial Group.
“We are pleased Chris Lie is joining the Diversified team,” said Sowinski. “He brings a skill level and knowledge base, along with a passion for risk management and a vision for growth, that is a perfect fit for our clients and our company, and helps to strengthen our position for long-term, independent local ownership.” Lie looks forward to getting back to day-to-day client interaction, as well as having an ownership role in building this service area. “I’ve had a longstanding business relationship with Diversified,” said Lie. “It’s an excellent organization with an already-strong focus on risk management, but one with a great deal of promise for growth. I’m truly looking forward to developing areas of specialization, and helping clients work through issues on a daily basis” Lie concluded.
Lie is a member of the Council of Agents and Insurance Brokers. Past President of Wisconsin Insurance Agents Association, and has served on numerous insurance carriers’ advisory boards.
With the appointment of Chris Lie, Diversified Insurance Services also announced that Tom Jocz has been named President, Employee Benefits Group. Jocz has been with Diversified for 16 years, and has served in a leadership role in benefits for the past seven years. Jocz’s role will expand to include driving new and creative initiatives for Diversified’s employee benefits clients.
Diversified Insurance Services, headquartered in Brookfield, Wisconsin, is made up of more than 70 professionals who provide counsel, expertise, tools, services and products to business owners and organizations throughout the state in the areas of employee benefits and wellness programs, business insurance and risk management.