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Stephen Holcombe Joins Venture Programs

Posted on 10 Jul 2012 by Neilson

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Venture ProgramsVenture Insurance Programs (, a national program administrator and leader in the design and underwriting of select industry focused insurance packages, today announced that Stephen Holcombe has been named Northeast/Mid-Atlantic sales representative.

As a sales representative, Holcombe is responsible for gaining increased submissions and building broker relationships in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic territories. Holcombe will divide his time between the road and Venture’s offices, reporting directly to James Shaffer, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Venture.

“Stephen brings a valuable mix of underwriting and program business experience to Venture and we look forward to him contributing to our growth goals in the coming years,” Shaffer said. Prior to joining Venture, Holcombe worked as insurance advisor at Hatfield Group, LLC.

Holcombe has held underwriting positions at Distinguished Programs Group and Selective Insurance Company of America. He also serves as an executive board member of the Temple University Graduate Owl Club. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University in 2007 and he holds AU and AIS professional designations. Presently,

Stephen is completing his CIC insurance professional designation.

About Venture Insurance Programs

Venture Insurance Programs ( is a leading program administrator that designs, underwrites and distributes industry-specific insurance packages. Based in West Chester, Pa., Venture has underwriting alliances with the world’s leading carrier groups, including Chubb, The Hartford, Allied World, RSUI, USLI, Zurich North America and Lloyd’s of London. Founded in 1993, Venture provides specialty insurance packages for select vertical industries—including golf and country clubs, golf destination resorts, boutique hotels, resorts, hunting and fishing lodges and technology companies.