Assurex Global Elects Chris Duble to Board of Directors
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Chris Duble, CEO of Fred C. Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, has been elected to the board of directors of Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group.
“Chris is an outstanding executive and a welcome addition to our board,” said Jim Hackbarth, president and CEO, Assurex Global. “As a founding Partner of Assurex Global, Fred C. Church has longstanding relationships across the industry and is well respected by its clients and carriers. During the course of his career at the firm, Chris has been a strong supporter of Assurex Global and its many initiatives.”
Mr. Duble became CEO of Fred C. Church in 2015 and has been with the firm for 30 years. He began his career with Chubb in 1976 and joined Fred C. Church as a commercial account executive 10 years later. As his responsibilities have expanded during his career with Fred C. Church, Mr. Duble has remained closely involved in the firm’s education clients, including independent schools and private colleges and universities; in 1994, he co-founded the firm’s Education Practice.
A member of the United Educators Broker Advisory Committee, Mr. Duble also serves on the Advisory Board of Andover “A Better Chance.” He is a board member of Community Giving Tree in Boxford, MA, a member of the Northeastern University Parents Leadership Council, and secretary of the Harvard College Class of 1975.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve on the board of Assurex Global and look forward to working more closely with fellow board members on strategic initiatives that will position our Partnership for continued success well into the next decade,” Mr. Duble said.
Mr. Duble earned a B.A. degree from Harvard College in 1975, after his secondary education at the exclusive Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.
About Assurex Global
Founded in 1954, Assurex Global is an exclusive partnership of the most prominent independent agents and brokers in the world. With $28 billion in annual premium volume and more than 600 partner offices, Assurex Global is the world’s largest privately held commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage group. An international insurance powerhouse, the partnership combines the local expertise and global reach of international brokers on six continents.
About Fred C. Church
Celebrating 150 years, Fred C. Church Insurance is one of New England’s largest privately-owned, independent insurance agencies. With over 130 employees, Fred C. Church offers a broad range of services. These include commercial property & casualty insurance, risk management, self-insurance programs, employee benefits and personal insurance. The company is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts with offices in Andover, Chelmsford, Dracut, Haverhill, Tewksbury, and Westford; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “Because it’s not just the policy. It’s the people.”