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At IFG Companies we truly believe that a knowledgeable and dedicated team makes a difference not only in the quality of our products, but also, the quality of our relationships. Please meet our peopl​e: ​


 

Brett M. Blumencranz, Senior Vice President - Head of Strategy and Business Development

Brett is Senior Vice President and the Head of Strategy and Business Development​ at IFG Companies. He is responsible for driving growth and business expansion efforts across the organization.

Brett joined​ IFG Companies most recently from Wells Fargo Insurance, where he held numerous leadership roles in sales and business development. Brett began his career in insurance at BWD Group in New York where he spent six years as an insurance producer. He then returned to his hometown of Tampa, Florida where he worked in investment and financial planning roles with Prudential Financial and ProVise before joining Wells Fargo in 2005. Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gettysburg College and various licenses in the insurance and financial services industries.

Bradley D. Cox, President of Bind

Brad is President of Bind at IFG Companies. He is responsible for leading and managing both P&C and Garage units within the Bind Division.​

​​Brad joined IFG Companies from Lexington Insurance Company where he was Executive Vice President of Casualty and Healthcare. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility including Regional President for the Atlanta Region of AIG’s Commercial Insurance Group and Zonal Executive, Southeastern Zone, for the Risk Specialist Companies. ​Brad holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia and earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and the Associate in Surplus Lines (ASLI) designation.

Behram M. Dinshaw, Group President & CEO

Behram is Group President and Chief Executive Officer of IFG Companies with responsibility for overseeing the overall operations of the insurance group. Prior to IFG Companies, Behram served in several executive positions at the Travelers Insurance Company. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President and President of Global Small Commercial and Middle Market Business Centers. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Personal Insurance.

He began his career at Allstate Insurance Company, where he served in a number of Product, Pricing and Field Management roles. Behram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Actuarial Sciences, from Drake University. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS).


Tiffany Y. Fann, ​Senior Vice President and Head of Excess Casualty

Tiffany is Senior Vice President, Head of Excess Casualty at IFG Companies. She is responsible for building and leading IFG's Excess Casualty business through a network of offices across the United States.

Tiffany joined IFG Companies in late 2014 to establish and manage the Atlanta branch for IFG’s Excess Casualty unit. Prior to IFG, Tiffany was the Atlanta Branch Manager, Specialty Umbrella for Zurich North America overseeing the Atlanta and Orlando offices. She also spent 11 years at the Markel Corporation, serving as the Dallas Branch Manager for Primary Brokerage Casualty, Contract Binding and Excess and Umbrella. Tiffany began her career as an underwriter for American Home Assurance Company (AIG). Tiffany received her degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University and earned an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.


​Andrew P. Kempen, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary

Andy is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Actuary of IFG Companies. He is responsible for all aspects of actuarial analysis including actuarial reserving, rate-making and competitive analysis. Prior to becoming IFG’s Chief Actuary, Andy was Chief Pricing Actuary and worked closely with underwriters, claim professionals, product development specialists and unit leaders to advise them in making rating/pricing decisions, in evaluating underwriting analyses and in assessing the performance of classes or lines of business. ​



Andy began his actuarial career at Milliman (formerly, Milliman & Robertson) as an Actuarial Analyst. After Milliman, Andy worked for ING Group as an Actuarial Analyst in the valuation department of its U.S. life and annuities unit. Thereafter, Andy worked for three years at United Services Automobile Association ("USAA") as a Senior Actuarial Analyst. After USAA, he became an Associate Actuary for General Electric's warranty services business, where he priced and reserved automobile warranty risks. In 2007, Andy joined Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. in its Excess & Surplus lines segment. While there, he held a number of roles, of which most recently he served as both Chief Pricing Actuary of the Excess & Surplus lines segment and Co-Chief Pricing Actuary of Argo's U.S. Operations.

Andy graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a double major in Actuarial Science and Accounting. He is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Michael G. Vought, President of Primary Casualty

Michael is President of Primary Casualty at IFG Companies. He is responsible for building and leading IFG's Primary Casualty business through a network of offices across the United States. Previously, he served as President of Excess Casualty for IFG Companies.

Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director and Product Line Leader for Excess and Umbrella and Primary Brokerage Casualty with Markel Corporation. Prior to joining Markel, Michael was with St. Paul Travelers, where most recently he was the President of its E&S Lines Division. Michael began his career as an underwriter for Liberty Mutual. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University and a Master in Arts degree in Behavioral Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Michael also holds a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. ​

 

Stephanie W. Yocum, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Stephanie is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at IFG Companies. She is a member of the executive leadership team and has responsibility for all aspects of human resource management.

Prior to joining IFG Companies, Stephanie was the Chief Human Resource Officer for Numotion in Nashville, Tennessee. She also held key leadership positions in human resources at such companies as ISO New England, M/I Homes, Inc., The Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company and Polyone Corporation. She started her career at Accenture after graduating from Ohio State University with Masters' Degrees in Educational Policy and Leadership and Labor and Human Resources. Prior to these, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Duke University. ​