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David Hicks Joins Ascension Insurance, Inc.

Ascension Insurance, Inc. announced today the addition of transportation industry specialist David Hicks as its Western Region Transportation Leader at its Sacramento office. David brings more than 15 years of extensive brokerage experience in all aspects of trucking, logistics and intermodal transportation risk, including auto liability & physical damage, general liability, warehouse liability, cargo, workers’ compensation, occupational accident & injury, and employee benefits.

In his new role, David will significantly enhance Ascension’s existing national transportation expertise in the Western Region and enable Ascension to both better serve its existing clients and further grow its portfolio of transportation clients.

“We are thrilled to have Dave on our team,” said Joe Tatum, Ascension CEO. “We made a quantum leap in the transportation sector with our 2013 acquisition of North Carolina-based transportation specialist Transure and we strongly believe Dave has the technical, consultative and leadership skills, as well as the strong transportation industry and insurer relationships necessary to dramatically improve our ability to address the needs of transportation clients in the western U.S.”

Dave is based in the Sacramento office of Ascension’s Pan American Insurance Agency Inc. business unit, an industry leader celebrating 70 years of service to agribusiness clients. Pan American President Steve Martin said: “Transportation risk is an important element of the risk management concerns of many of our agricultural clients. To have an industry expert of Dave’s caliber collaborating with our agricultural specialist team allows Ascension to more comprehensively assist our clients in managing the full spectrum of business risk.”


About Ascension Insurance, Inc.
Ascension Insurance, Inc. is a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services. It has more than 400 employees in 35 locations nationwide. Ascension is a privately held corporation; together with its private equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to continue its strong trajectory through additional acquisitions and organic growth. For more information about Ascension, visit