Rockville, MD – Insurance Associates is excited to announce the hire of our newest associate:  Edward J. Kushlis, Senior Vice President

Ed brings a wealth of insurance knowledge to Insurance Associates. He has a proven track record of helping a national broker and a regional agency grow and innovate. He will be responsible for producer hiring and training, acquisitions, and other management functions within the agency.

Ed began his career as a CPA working at Deloitte where he became an insurance industry specialist and coordinated the world-wide audit of one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage firms.  Ed left to become a regional financial officer at Corroon & Black (now Willis).  At Willis, Ed took on additional management responsibilities in administration and operations.  He earned the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation, managed several operating teams, and became a specialist in the moving & storage industry. He was promoted to Regional Operating Officer of the Southeast Region, which became a top-performing business segment.   In 2004, Ed became Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore Office of Willis.

Ed left Willis at the end of 2005 to become a partner at PSA Insurance & Financial Services, a broad-based regional financial services firm.  Ed led the Sales & Marketing functions at PSA and was a member of the Leadership Team.  Through industry-best organic growth and the successful completion of twelve acquisitions during his eight-year tenure, Ed helped the firm triple in size and become a Business Insurance Top 100 insurance brokerage firm.

“I am excited about returning to my native Washington Metropolitan Area, working with the very talented team at Insurance Associates, and I am looking forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success and growth.” said Kushlis.

Ed lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife Marie.  They have two married daughters in the area and a son who lives and works in New York City.

About Insurance Assocaites
Founded in 1956, Insurance Associates is an independent insurance agency serving the Mid-Atlantic region with offices in Rockville, Fairfax, and Towson.  We are a locally owned company that prides itself on having one of the most competent, experienced, and longest tenured workforces of any agency in the area.  We advocate for our clients across a diverse range of products and services including Surety Bonding, Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefit Plans, Personal Insurance and Life Insurance. 

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