Hub International Limited (NYSE:HBG)(TSX:HBG), one of North America's largest insurance brokers, today announced the appointment of Kathy M. Quintana as president and chief executive officer of the company's Los Angeles based office, Hub International of California, Inc. Quintana, who has been serving as Chief Operating Officer of Hub California since 2001, succeeds Frank C. Hayes. Hayes will continue to remain active in Hub California, serving as chairman of the company. Both Quintana and Hayes will report to Kirk Christ, President of Hub International's regional hub in California.
"This is an exciting time for Hub California," stated Ms. Quintana. "We have already begun the integration of our Talbot and Payne colleagues in California, and I look forward to the opportunity to work together to enhance Hub's overall California presence."
Quintana joined Hooper, Hayes & Associates, Inc. (Hooper, Hayes) in 1998 as Vice President of Operations and was appointed Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Hub International acquired Hooper, Hayes in 2002.
Prior to joining Hooper, Hayes, Quintana spent 24 years with a global insurance broker. She served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Orange County, California office where she was also instrumental in directing the Claims Management activities for the western region.
Throughout her career Quintana has been an active member of civic, charitable and insurance organizations. She has served on the Executive Committee and as a Director of the American Red Cross in Orange County, where she also was Chairperson for the County's Disaster Preparedness Academy. Quintana attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where she majored in business administration. She resides in Huntington Beach, California.
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.