Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading insurance brokerage firm, announced today that Joseph Torella has been appointed the National Practice Leader of Hub’s Employee Benefits Division. Joe will report to Larry Lineker, Hub’s Chief Sales Officer. Joe will continue his duties as President of the Employee Benefits Division of Hub International Northeast (Hub Northeast), based in New York, a position he has held since 2009, reporting to Marc Cohen, President and CEO, Hub Northeast.
As National Practice Leader, Joe will focus on providing leadership and implementing strategic initiatives across Hub’s footprint throughout the U.S. and Canada, building and expanding Hub’s offerings as a top employee benefits solutions provider. A 24 year industry veteran, he brings experience in all facets of employee benefits to the position, having worked on both the carrier and consulting sides of the industry, in addition to his brokerage experience. Joe will work with Hub’s employee benefits team to continuously develop new resources and delivery platforms to improve client communications and value-added services. He will be responsible for advising and informing clients regarding the evolving health care landscape in the U.S. In addition to his expertise in Health Care Reform, he is a frequent speaker at industry events on a wide variety of topics including Consumer-Driven Health Care, wellness programs, and many other topics.
“Joe is an outstanding leader who will bring our Employee Benefits Division to the next level through his deep knowledge of the industry and innovative, forward thinking ideas and strategies,” said Larry Lineker. “As proven by his outstanding results in leading the Northeast employee benefits operation, we are confident that he will be instrumental in leading our National Practice and applying core programs that will enhance our capabilities across the organization.”
“During Joe’s tenure with Hub, he consistently goes above and beyond to serve as a strong leader, client advocate and mentor to his staff, making him an excellent choice for this new role,” said Marc Cohen. “He has implemented various programs to greatly improve our client communications and offerings. His extensive industry knowledge and pulse on Health Care Reform amongst other trends will greatly benefit the entire Employee Benefits practice.”
Headquartered in Chicago, Hub International Limited is a leading insurance brokerage providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products across North America. Hub is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals manage their insurance needs and plan for the unforeseen. For more information, visit www.hubinternational.com