Distinguished Programs has announced the appointment of Linda Picha and Beth Fulton as regional sales executives. Picha (pictured above left) will manage broker relationships in the mid-Northwest territory, including Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington. Fulton (pictured above right) will be responsible for the South-Central region, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
“We’re proud to have someone of Beth and Linda’s caliber join our team,” said Kurt Meister, senior vice president of business development at Distinguished Programs. “Adding such industry experts is central to Distinguished’s continued growth and to providing robust and beneficial insurance products nationally. We are excited to introduce their unparalleled expertise to brokers in these territories.”
In their new roles, Picha and Fulton will work with agents and brokers to choose insurance coverage for clients across the spectrum of specialized products and services offered by Distinguished Programs.
Picha has more than 30 years of insurance experience. Prior to joining Distinguished, she served as sales manager and producer at Risk Placement Services. Picha has worked in several segments of the industry, including underwriting and sales management roles at Liberty Mutual and Ace and production roles at Aon, Marsh and Willis. She is based in Minnesota.
Fulton has more than 18 years of industry experience. She most recently served as director of marketing for Zenith Insurance Company’s Central Region. She has held positions in underwriting, business development, and compliance, as well as brokering both retail and reinsurance placements. Fulton is based in Austin, Texas.