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GMI Launches Norman Specialty Insurance Group

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 by Neilson

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Norman SpecialtyGMI, N.A. today announces the launch of Norman Specialty Insurance Group. Named after GMI founder Norman A. Trudel, the newest GMI operating unit will serve as the company's wholesale brokerage for specialty lines insurance products and services. Norman will be complimenting the existing program auto business with wholesale appointments to write trucking, emergency transportation, new auto ventures, small tow truck operators and used car dealers. While well grounded in the commercial transportation industry, Norman Specialty will also provide additional lines for existing agents such as WC and umbrella coverage. The new specialty operation has already established relationships with 10 A-Rated carrier groups.

"As the daughter of Norman Trudel, I am proud to head up Norman Specialty," said Karen Trudel, Chief Operating Officer of Norman Specialty. "It's a natural extension of our seasoned GMI operation to compliment our core program auto business. I'm also pleased to announce that Dawn Argue has joined our team as Managing Director at Norman. She is an experienced insurance professional and brings with her many long-term relationships with several of our carrier partners."

Argue began her career in 1996 with Allstate Insurance Company where she specialized in personal lines sales. Following Allstate, she worked in claims management, underwriting and customer relations for several Philadelphia area brokerages and a managing  general agency prior to joining Norman Specialty in the fall of 2012.

Norman Specialty will operate in the GMI Insurance company offices in Valley Forge.  The company recently launched a new website at <> . Karen Trudel summed up the new unit's mission at a recent industry conference: "Our goal is to capitalize on our strong auto heritage, talented staff and extensive network of industry contacts to put Norman [Specialty] on the map by mid 2013."

About Norman Specialty
Originally launched in early 2011 as the Norman Insurance Agency offering a variety of transportation, small business and umbrella coverages, the company was re-purposed as Norman Specialty Insurance Group in late 2012.  Building on the legacy of its founder, Norman A Trudel, Norman Specialty is uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of wholesale P&C coverages together with a strong stable of insurance carriers to the independent agent and broker community.  The entity is the newest member of the GMI Insurance family of companies.  To learn more, visit <> .