Hub International Barton Names New President/COO and CSO


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 Add Title:  Hub International Barton Names New President/COO and CSO
 Location:  Chicago
 Date:    2005-01-21  
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Hub International Barton Limited ("Hub Barton"), a subsidiary of Hub International Limited (NYSE/TSX: HBG), announced today that James S. Barton and George C. Robertson (Chad), have been appointed President/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Sales Officer, respectively. Mr. Barton succeeds R. Craig Barton, who will remain as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hub Barton and President, Canadian Operations for Hub International Limited

Hub Barton, British Columbia's largest insurance broker, was founded as Barton Insurance Brokers Ltd. in 1948. Barton Insurance became a Hub International company in 1998. Jim Barton began his career with Barton Insurance in 1977 and was named Senior Vice President of Hub Barton in 1991. Chad Robertson has been with Hub Barton since 1988. Until being named CSO, Chad Robertson, served as Senior Vice President, a position he held since 1995.

"Jim Barton has been instrumental in helping Craig Barton and the other members of Craig's management team transform Hub Barton into a leading brokerage, not only in British Columbia, but within the Hub International family of companies," stated Martin Hughes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hub International. He continued, "Jim's track record of contributions to Hub Barton's strategic planning and operations is very impressive - but equally important is the strong work ethic and team philosophy inherent in his approach to business which will allow Hub Barton to continue to build on its success in the future."

Craig Barton, CEO of Hub Barton, commented, "Over time, Jim Barton emerged as the obvious candidate to assume a more significant leadership role in our brokerage. He has been an important contributor in the design and execution of our expansion strategy and in our pursuit of consistent operational excellence. Jim understands our culture and is well respected by our management team. His promotion to COO reflects a natural evolution, not only in Jim's career, but in the continued development of Hub Barton."

"Chad Robertson has been at the forefront of our sales team for some time," added Barton. "Chad's experience, energy and enthusiasm make him the ideal choice to lead the continued development of our sales culture."

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States and Canada.

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Hub International Limited
W. Kirk James, 312-279-4881
Hub International Barton Limited
R. Craig Barton, 604-703-7083
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 SOURCE :   CCNMatthews