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Kelly Tonsing joins as Personal Lines Manager in North Carolina

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Ascension Insurance, Inc., announced today that Kelly Tonsing has joined the Ascension North Carolina team as Personal Lines Manager in its Charlotte office, effective June 22nd. In her new role, Kelly will be responsible for leading Ascension’s team of personal insurance professionals in the Eastern Region. She will be charged with the strategic direction of the department and for providing an excellent client experience to more than 10,000 policyholders.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Kelly’s background join our team,” said Jill Zewalk, COO, North Carolina. “In addition to being a strong cultural match for Ascension, she is a talented and energetic driver for change and is someone who will immediately bring enthusiasm and a passionate strategy for growth to our Personal Lines team. This will help us continue to build our personal lines products and services for the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders.”

Kelly’s background is diverse.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Furman University, beginning her career as an educator. Kelly then fed her entrepreneurial spirit by starting a retail business that she quickly and successfully grew to twenty locations, later franchised and sold. She began her insurance career shortly thereafter, holding several key leadership roles at AAA of the Carolinas. In that role and others, Kelly found her true passion and skill for leading others in a business built on the value of relationships.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with Ascension’s clients and carrier partners in the Carolinas, alongside such a great team,” said Kelly. “I’m dedicated to protecting and preserving the assets of our clients, while continuing to build solid and lasting relationships. The road ahead is a very exciting one.”


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 420 employees and 30 locations nationwide. Ascension is a privately held corporation; together with its private equity partners, Parthenon Capital and Century Capital Management, the company expects to grow to $200 million in revenue by 2018.

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