Announcement of Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary Merger with AssuredPartners

LOUISVILLE – Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary Inc., a full service independent insurance agency based in Louisville, has consolidated its operations with Florida-based AssuredPartners in a transaction that will maintain the firm's name and allow the current management to continue to lead the company.

Van Zandt's clients will experience virtually no changes other than enhanced services and offerings. Terms of the agreement were not released.

“Our partnership with AssuredPartners presents a unique opportunity for our business to join a quality organization led by insurance-industry veterans that will provide more value to our customers,” said Van Zandt Chief Executive Officer Mike Arnold. “This move will allow us to take our operations to the next level while maintaining our constant focus on our clients and their insurance needs. But we are still the same agency , the same people with the same customer first culture .”

AssuredPartners recognized the strength of the Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary brand and the value that it will continue to bring.

“People know our agency and they know our name,” Arnold said. “Consistency and continuity will be maintained with our experienced staff continuing to serve clients in the manner they have come to expect."

“We are very pleased to welcome Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary to the AssuredPartners team,” said Tom Riley, president and chief operating officer of AssuredPartners. “The company's management team has built a quality insurance agency with a great reputation . We are honored to partner with them as we continue to grow in the Midwest, nationally and internationally.”

About Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary

Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary is a premier, full-service independent insurance agency based in Louisville. As one of Kentucky's most established and comprehensive agencies, the firm is proud to have been a loyal insurance advocate for nearly 100 years, serving all of its clients' insurance and financial consulting needs. The company's wide range of insurance and financial services includes all types of property & casualty insurance, life insurance policies, individual and group health plans, employee benefits packages, professional liability insurance, business continuation insurance, travel insurance, disability insurance, retirement and long-term care planning, 401(k) plans and much more. For more information visit.

About AssuredPartners, Inc.

Headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida, and led by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley, AssuredPartners, Inc. acquires and invests in insurance brokerage businesses (property and casualty, employee benefits, surety and MGU's) across the United States and London. From its founding in March of 2011, Assured Partners has grown to $500 million in annualized revenue and continues to be one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage firms in the United States* with over 120 offices in 30 states and a London office. Since 2011, AssuredPartners has merged with more than 110 insurance agencies. For more information, please contact Dean Curtis, CFO, at 407.708.0031 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit

*As ranked by "Business Insurance" in the July 20, 2015 edition, featuring the "100 largest brokers of U.S business."

Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary names new CEO & COO

VZEC has named Mike Arnold president and CEO and Rudy Schlich as chief operating officer effective May 7, 2013.

Pictured - Rudy Schich on the left, Mike Arnold in the middle, and Paul Franz on the right.

Van Zandt, Emrich & Cary names new CEO & COO

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