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NAPA, CA, April 3, 2020 – Paul Hanson Partners (PHP) announces that Clayton Cavell has been promoted to President. Clayton will oversee and manage all daily operations of Paul Hanson Partners, and will continue to drive PHP’s core value proposition of providing excellence in customer service and risk management for the transportation industry.

Chris Treanor, President & CEO of Specialty Program Group, PHP’s parent company, states that, “Since joining Paul Hanson Partners over a year ago as Chief Relationship Officer, Clayton has continued to establish himself as an exceptional leader and an industry expert in the transportation insurance space, and has demonstrated a mastery of our business and operations. He has an outstanding reputation throughout the industry and we are extremely pleased to have him taking on this new role. This will also allow Lisa Paul to step away from running the business and take on a more strategic role both within PHP and the parent organization.”

Clayton has built broad experience in several key areas of the insurance industry including legal and insurance claims management, transportation industry insurance brokerage, and sales team management. Prior to joining PHP, Clayton was Assistant Vice President of Programs at Protective Insurance. Clayton also has his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law practicing law prior to shifting his career to the transportation insurance industry in 2012. Since then, he has also obtained his Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Clayton adds, “I am honored and excited by the opportunity to continue developing the outstanding team of industry professionals we have at Paul Hanson Partners. Between the deep talent and expertise on our team, and the incredible strength and support we have from Specialty Program Group, I could not be more thrilled at the potential we have to continue innovating in the transportation insurance space and wowing our customers and partners.”

About Paul Hanson Partners

Paul Hanson Partners was founded in 1993 and provides risk management and insurance placement services nationally to the transportation industry, with specialized expertise in the moving and storage and logistics industries. The Napa, Calif. based company has developed a reputation as an expert in insurance products and offers a unique approach to providing customer service to specific niches within the transportation industry. Paul Hanson Partners currently insures more than 5,000 companies across the nation and is endorsed by several van lines, motor carriers, and state associations. PHP underwrites and operates Mover’s Choice and Biz Choice. Paul Hanson Partners joined Specialty Program Group in June of 2017.

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