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Wells Fargo Insurance appoints managing director for its Chicago, Milwaukee offices

Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, a part of Wells Fargo & Company, has appointed James Wylie as senior vice president and managing director for its Chicago and Milwaukee offices.

In his new role, Wylie will oversee all operations including client service and sales, market relations, employee development and overall growth and financial performance.

Based in Chicago, he will report to Keith Burkhardt, regional managing director for Wells Fargo Insurance Services’ Upper Midwest region.

Wylie has more than 25 years experience in serving the insurance and employee benefit needs of corporate and nonprofit clients.

Before joining Wells Fargo, he was executive vice president for Willis North America in Chicago and held numerous risk management and leadership positions, including senior managing director at Wachovia Insurance Services, Marsh and Johnson & Higgins.

Wells Fargo Insurance Services offers bank-owned insurance brokerage in the US with more than 200 offices in 37 states.

Its 7,000 insurance professionals place more than $19 bn of risk premiums with experience in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines, and life products.