Agency Network Exchange (ANE) has appointed Elizabeth Schenk to the role of chief executive officer and Jocelyn Rineer to serve as senior vice-president.
In a company release, ANE said that both Schenk and Rineer will help develop the independent insurance agency network’s “aggressive growth strategy and market expansion plan.”
Schenk replaces John Tiene, who has left the organization to “pursue other interests.” She most recently served as vice-president of sales and geographic expansion at Keystone Insurers Group. At Keystone, Schenk was instrumental to the company’s expansion from six to 13 states.
“We look forward to working with Elizabeth,” commented ANE chairman of the board Raymond Pavese. “She is uniquely suited to help ANE and its member agencies grow and prosper.”
“This is an exciting time for ANE,” Schenk stated. “My focus will be growth and expansion of the company’s footprint, enhanced resources for ANE member agencies, increasing organic premium for our carriers and providing our employees the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.”
Schenk also commented that insurance is a relationship business, and that she looks forward to implementing programs that would create opportunities for ANE’s stakeholders.
Rineer formerly held the position of vice-president of field operations. In her new role, she will continue to lead field operations and will assume additional leadership roles.
“Jocelyn did an outstanding job working with our member agencies and helping them grow their revenues and agency values,” Pavese commented. “She will work closely with Elizabeth to structure operations to meet the demands of our member agencies as we grow our network.”