Posted on 18 Jan 11
Thomas J. Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer of WKF&C Agency, Inc., announced that Michael Sillat has been promoted to president and chief operating officer. Effective January 1, 2011, all WKF&C operations will report directly to him.
Thomas Kennedy continued to explain, “Michael’s contributions and tireless efforts on behalf of WKF&C are almost too long to list. He has played a key role in building our infrastructure and executing our business plan. During the past year his counsel and strategic guidance were invaluable as we navigated through a very difficult period. Under Michael’s leadership, WKF&C will continue to be a pivotal force in the insurance marketplace.”
About Michael Sillat
Sillat joined WKF&C in April 2002 as CFO. In 2005 he took on the additional responsibilities of COO reporting directly to the CEO. Prior to WKF&C, Sillat spent 13 years in corporate finance and commercial contracts management for Linde AG, an engineering and contracting firm based in Munich, Germany. Sillat’s assignments included multi-year positions in the Ukraine, Southern Mexico and Norway, overseeing the financial and contractual management for large scale petrochemical plants. He is an advocate of numerous charitable causes including Toys for Hope, March of Dimes and most recently, the St. Baldricks Foundation. Together with friends, colleagues and business partners, he continues to find ways to support these and other charities.
About WKF&C Agency, Inc.
WKF&C Agency, Inc. is one of the premier Managing General Agents in the Excess & Surplus Lines marketplace. Founded in 1994, WKF&C began by offering two products - property and special event coverage. The firm has grown significantly and now operates from eight strategic underwriting locations. They offer many types of insurance products from admitted and non-admitted carriers, all possessing a minimum of A+/A (superior) ratings from A.M. Best.
WKF&C is headquartered in New York with branch offices in Connecticut, Illinois, Virginia, Georgia and California. Their product line includes but is not limited to property, boiler & machinery, wind and earthquake deductible buybacks, general liability, inland marine, miscellaneous professional liability, allied health, special events and weather. More information about the company is available on their website at www.wkfc.com