In this role, Mr. Grace is responsible for leading all aspects of the Newnan office including delivering MMA’s wide range of services and solutions to clients in the area. He succeeds Rick Tamplin who retired after 35 years of service with the firm.
Mr. Grace brings over 25 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry most recently serving as a vice president for the company. He joined J. Smith Lanier & Co. in 2002 as a commercial property and casualty account executive, having begun his career in 1992 as an underwriter with The St. Paul Company. Mr. Grace worked in various underwriting roles, compassing domestic, middle market and international underwriting responsibilities, including managing the worldwide insurance programs of US multinationals.
West Point, GA - April 5, 2019- J. Smith Lanier & Co., a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, today announced that it had promoted Kenneth Grace to be Managing Director for its Newnan, Georgia office effective April 1, 2019.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia and was designated a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
Commenting on Mr. Grace’s appointment MMA Southeast CEO, Gary Ivey, said: “Ken is a skilled and proven leader with a broad range of experience. I am confident he and the team in Newnan will deliver an outstanding service for our clients.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Newnan office. Rick Tamplin is a true professional who built a strong culture and an exceptional team. I am thankful to live in a great community and serve in a leadership role for such an outstanding organization,” added Mr. Grace.
About Marsh & McLennan Agency
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. . MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.