October 27, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Western Growers Hires Seasoned Sales Executive to Help Lead Insurance Growth

Matt Luis joins company to further expand insurance solutions in Central Valley

IRVINE, Calif. (October 27, 2016) – Western Growers Insurance Services, Inc., the wholly-owned insurance brokerage of Western Growers, has hired Matt Luis who will be responsible for expanding property/casualty (P&C) insurance services to current and future members in California’s Central Valley region.

“We are thrilled to bring a person of Matt’s caliber and success into Western Growers,” said Jeff Gullickson, Senior Vice President of Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS). “With Matt’s extensive leadership and sales experience, he will be key in planning and implementing new and innovative sales activities for the company.”

Most recently, Luis worked with Federated Insurance Company as a P&C broker in the Central Valley. Luis worked directly with business owners and their teams to provide a full-service P&C program to protect their companies and help minimize their exposure to loss. Luis’ expertise will be leveraged to develop and execute strategic insurance initiatives for agribusinesses and food clients.

“Growing up in the Central Valley—the agriculture capital of the world—I’ve always had a passion for ag and a desire to work in the industry,” said Luis. “With Western Growers’ rich and deeply rooted history, fantastic mission and outstanding reputation, I am proud to be part of the family. I am truly excited about the opportunity to serve our nation’s leading growers, packers and shippers, and I look forward to being a part of the growth that WGIS has committed to.”

Luis holds a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University and currently lives in Fresno with his wife and one-year old son.

High-resolution image of Matt Luis is available here.

About Western Growers Insurance Services:
Western Growers Insurance Services, Inc. is the wholly-owned insurance brokerage of Western Growers and offers full-service risk management solutions to agricultural and related industry members in California, Arizona and Colorado. Since first offering health insurance and employee benefits back in 1986, WGIS has expanded to include property and casualty insurance, safety and loss control services and health care reform consulting. Connect with and learn more about Western Growers and WGIS on Twitter and Facebook