Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Adds Four New Team Members to Workers’ Compensation Division!

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of four Workers’ Compensation underwriting professionals in our St. Peters, Missouri office:

Tara Regan-Collins, Senior Underwriter: Tara has been in the insurance industry for the past 20 years, previously working with a national MGA where she was a Sr. Underwriter. Prior to that, she managed large deductible accounts for a major excess insurer. Tara will be handling the West region for AUI.


Phone: 865-425-8454


Kimberly Ksiazkiewicz, Senior Underwriter: Kim has 10 years of industry experience, most recently serving as the Underwriting Supervisor for a national MGA. She will be underwriting Work Comp business in the Southeast region, as well as middle market accounts.


Phone: 865-425-1059


Eric Nitz: Eric has been an underwriter for the pas 5 years. He will be working on accounts under $25,000 from the AUI Xpress Workers’ Compensation online rater. The online rater is the most efficient way to submit small business to AUI. To quote your next small Work Comp account, click HERE.


Phone: 865-482-8118


Kathy Hovis, Underwriting Assistant: In her role as UA, Kathy will be supporting the St. Peters underwriting team to rate, quote and bind new Work Comp business.  She has 3 years of Workers’ Compensation policyholder services experience.


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