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York Names Two Executives to Lead Sales for Growing Programs Division

Posted on 12 Oct 2010

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York Risk Services Group, a premier provider of claims administration and risk management services to select customer segments and more than 200 national programs, today announced it has appointed two executives to direct sales activities for its York Programs division. Raffy Daghlian has been promoted to managing vice president of York Programs. In this new role, Daghlian will focus on building and maintaining relationships with carriers active in or new to the programs market. Rick Ruiz joins York Programs as managing vice president with responsibility for directing and building relationships with managing general agents (MGAs) and program administrators (PAs).

Daghlian joined York’s sales department in 2003; previously, he managed AIG’s commercial/middle market segment in New York and New Jersey. Daghlian has been York’s top producer for several years and has been instrumental in having York named to the approved list of many major carriers that operate in the programs arena. Daghlian earned a B.A. in economics from Drew University. He will be based in Parsippany, N.J.

Ruiz comes to York having spent the previous decade in a variety of executive sales and marketing roles with Zurich, North America’s Programs division. Most recently, he was vice president, sales and distribution, Programs, where he was responsible for identifying and building relationships with organizations that specialize in the administration of program business. Ruiz has also worked for Atlanta-based Insurance Market, Inc. He earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Georgia State University and holds a variety of agents’ licenses. He will be based in Atlanta.

“York Programs is fortunate to have two such seasoned executives lead our sales activities,” said Mark Kissick, president, York Programs. “Rick and Raffy both exemplify York’s commitment to exceptional client service, and they both bring expertise in the programs market to their new roles. I know our programs partners will recognize and appreciate their specialized knowledge and come to rely on Rick and Raffy to provide customized solutions that improve program operations,” Kissick added.