ShoreOne appoints Ben Hoover as Chief Marketing Officer. Hoover will lead the marketing and distribution strategy for ShoreOne’s growth along the Atlantic Seaboard.
Hoover, who has extensive underwriting and distribution experience with large MGAs, will be working with a select group of leading agencies deeply experienced in the coastal homeowners market.
Prior to joining ShoreOne, Hoover was the Regional Marketing Manager for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Risk Placement Services (RPS), distributing new product offerings to agency partners. He also served as a senior executive with Brooks Group Insurance Agency as Vice President. Most recently Ben was National Accounts Manager for Method Insurance.
ShoreOne Chief Executive Officer, Nick Steffey, remarked: “We’re excited to have Ben Hoover as CMO on our leadership team. His knowledge and experience with one of the country’s largest and most successful MGAs, as well as his proven track record in building long term agency relationships, will be a tremendous strength for ShoreOne.”
When asked why he chose to join ShoreOne, Hoover responded: “New product opportunities are constantly evolving. This is a chance to bring a new product to market that fills a significant coverage gap for uninsured and underinsured coastal homeowners. I couldn’t be more excited to join the talented team at ShoreOne in revolutionizing the way homeowners and flood insurance is written and distributed through our key agency partnerships.”
Insurance agents are very pleased that Hoover has been appointed CMO. Bill Fuge, a partner at Kinghorn Insurance Agency in Bluffton SC, put it this way: “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Ben Hoover and ShoreOne Insurance. Ben is a long-standing trusted adviser for our agency, and we look forward to a strong, viable, long-term relationship.”
ShoreOne is currently operating in South Carolina, and Hoover will play a central role in working with agents to bring this new product to coastal homeowners in South Carolina as well as other Atlantic Seaboard States.