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Western Region Benefits President, Keri Lopez, Named “Elite Woman, 2016”, by Insurance Business America


Walnut Creek, Calif., 11 July 2016 – Ascension Insurance Inc., today announced that Western Region Benefits President, Keri Lopez, has been named an “Elite Woman 2016” by Insurance Business America. The “Elite Women in Insurance” report, issued annually, honors the best and brightest female insurance professionals in the industry.

Insurance Business America asked readers, brokerages, agencies and insurers for their nominations; narrowing down the list to 144 talented partners, underwriting managers, VPs, and CEOs from across the country. The resulting report highlights each women’s accomplishments and how they are changing the face of the industry.

From the magazine: “We surveyed our readers and reached out to top insurance companies to uncover an impressive list of women whose astounding personal and professional achievements have earned them a place among the industry’s best. From CEOs of major corporations to innovative startup founders, these women collectively demonstrate that the insurance industry is no longer just a man’s world.”

Keri’s profile can be viewed, here:

“We’re delighted that Keri has been recognized again this year,” said Joe Tatum, Ascension Insurance Inc. Chief Executive Officer. “As one of our top leaders, this award is very well deserved and her exceptional skills will continue to be a major contributor to both the industry and Ascension in the years ahead. We are proud of her accomplishments and very lucky to have her. Congratulations again, Keri!”

The full list of awardees can be viewed, here:



About Ascension Insurance, Inc.
Ascension Insurance, Inc. is a premier insurance agency that offers superior risk management and benefits consulting services. It is ranked within the top 50 largest agencies by revenue, with more than 400 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 continue its strong growth trajectory through additional acquisitions and organic growth.