Allied Public Risk Acquisition Announcement

Allied Public Risk is proud to announce the acquisition of Alteris’ WaterPlus, FirePlus, and JPRIMA programs. Twenty-one Alteris employees transitioned to Allied Public Risk as part of the acquisition. The agency’s new leadership team comprises Paul Fuller (CEO), Stephanie Gilmore (President/COO), Vickie Kartchner (President-in-Transition/Primary Practice Head), Margaret Zechlin (Executive Vice President/Alternative Practice Head), and George Pappas (Senior Vice President/Distribution).

Allied Public Risk has a rich tradition of providing innovative pooling, reinsurance, excess casualty, retention, and primary products to a wide array of public entities. The Primary Practice will consist of MuniPlus, WaterPlus, FirePlus, and JPRIMA programs. The Alternative Practice portfolio remains unchanged.

Allied Public Risk is a subsidiary of K2 Insurance Services, LLC of San Diego which was formed in 2011 by industry executives Pat Kilkenny and Bob Kimmel, in partnership with Endeavour Capital.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Fuller at

Aegis General Insurance Agency Announces Mark Gatto as Northern Region Marketing Director


March 8, 2016



K2 Insurance Services, LLC

514 Via de la Valle, #302

San Diego, California 92075

Bob Kimmel (415) 225 7475

Aegis General Insurance Agency Announces

Mark Gatto as Northern Region Marketing Director

      Specialty personal lines insurance veteran

      Will be responsible for Northern Region

HARRISBURG, PA – Aegis General Insurance Agency announced today that Mark Gatto has joined the specialty insurance agency as its Northern Region Marketing Director. Gatto comes to Aegis General with a successful track record in leading growth initiatives through a variety of distribution channels for manufactured homes, low-value dwellings and other specialty personal property. Gatto “will be heavily involved with several large national partners as well as the growth and management of distribution efforts in the Northern Region,” Aegis General Senior Vice President of Marketing Jeremy Gluck announced today.

“Mark’s relationships and knowledge of the specialty personal lines space will help ensure continued success in the growth of this specialty business, which has exceeded that of the insurance industry overall, in spite of a dramatic downturn in the manufacturing housing industry,” Aegis General’s CEO Bob Kimmel said. “While other companies have avoided this segment, we not only remain committed to it but intend to pursue continued growth in this space.”

Gatto’s role at Aegis General will include management of the existing Northern Region, including responsibility for current distribution through general agents and the expansion of Aegis General’s agency base in the Northern Region.

Gatto most recently was Vice President of National Accounts for American Modern, where he was responsible for similar specialty insurance business nationally. Prior to American Modern, Gatto maintained similar positions with Markel American, Northland and Foremost.

Aegis General Insurance Agency is a unit of K2 Insurance Services LLC, a group of specialty insurance operations, and underwrites on behalf of Aegis Security Insurance Company – also a K2 unit – and other insurers.

Aegis Security is rated “A” by A.M. Best and is admitted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. K2 Insurance Services acquired Aegis Security in 2013.

K2 Insurance Services also includes five other general agencies that manage, underwrite, and distribute products on behalf of Aegis Security and other carriers. They include Allied Public Risk, High Point Underwriters, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, Mission Select Insurance Services, and Vikco Insurance Services. Additional information is available at