Schaumburg, Ill. (December 15, 2014) – Marlene (Marty) Butler of Richmond, Ill., has been promoted to senior vice president, practice leader at Assurance – one of largest, most awarded independent insurance brokerages. In this role, Marty will lead the company's senior living and healthcare practices. Her former title was vice president.

"I'm proud and excited to formally welcome Marty as one of our new practice leaders," said Assurance President Dan Klaras. "For the past 21 years at Assurance, she's been intimately involved in serving our senior living and healthcare clients and is vested in the industry's long-term success. Throughout this time, she's proven herself as skilled in understanding and teaching the Assurance methodology when it comes to sales and service. It's a well-deserved honor that she formally takes over as leader of our practice."

As senior vice president, Marty's main responsibility will be to set both the strategy and vision of the senior living and healthcare team based on client needs and the industry as a whole. Already, she regularly encourages her team to take a hands-on approach by understanding each client's business, vision, company history and risk concerns.  

“I’m excited for this opportunity and what the future holds for our senior living and healthcare practices,” said Butler. She added, “We insure such a dynamic and growing industry. It keeps us on our toes and constantly looking for ways to think out of the box in an endeavor to improve our clients’ bottom line.” 

Marty is actively involved in several associations, including the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), LeadingAge, the American Health Care Association (AHCA)/National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) and Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Before joining Assurance, Marty worked in different capacities of the insurance industry, including claim handling, underwriting, accounting, marketing, client service and sales. 

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S.  A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com