Daniel Skerston Joins NIP Programs as Director of its GrowPro Commercial Insurance Program; Agricultural Insurance Veteran To Spearhead Growth in Wholesale Grower Program

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NIP Group, a specialized business insurance and risk management intermediary– ranked among the top 100 in the nation –announced today that veteran agricultural insurance executive Daniel Skerston has joined its NIP Programs division as Director of its GrowPro greenhouse and nurserymen insurance program.

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NIP Group, a specialized business insurance and risk management intermediary – ranked among the top 100 in the nation – announced today that veteran agricultural insurance executive Daniel Skerston has joined its NIP Programs division as Director of its GrowPro greenhouse and nurserymen insurance program.

Skerston has nearly two decades of experience in underwriting, brokerage and property reinsurance, specializing in the agricultural arena, including management roles with QBE and Rural Mutual Insurance. He was most recently Reinsurance Underwriting and Agency Manager for Chicago-based American Agricultural Insurance Company, a direct provider of reinsurance to Farm Bureau insurance companies. Prior to that, he was a senior home office underwriter with QBE Insurance.

Skerston will lead NIP’s GrowPro team, working to develop and implement strategic growth initiatives. Together with current GrowPro Program Manager Craig Murphy, they will focus on program expansion and development of additional business segments.

Says NIP Group President and COO, David Springer, “Dan has spent the majority of his career dedicated to the agricultural insurance space, and his background prepares him well for the unique opportunities that this established agricultural program has created. In short, Dan’s background and positive attitude is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to working with him as we further develop our GrowPro program.”

About GrowPro
GrowPro is a commercial insurance program targeting greenhouse growers and independent garden centers. Backed by an “A Rated” carrier, GrowPro provides the broadest coverages for these types of businesses – from General Liability to Property, Product, Umbrella Liability and Workers’ Comp – with flexible pricing plans and world-class support and service. Learn more at http://www.nipgroup.com/programs/growpro.

About NIP Group
NIP Group is a specialized business insurance and risk management intermediary, ranked among the 100 largest in the United States. Based in New Jersey, they provide a wide range of brokerage, underwriting, and risk management services to select industries. For nearly 25 years, they have provided independent agents with exceptional programs and coverage, competitive commissions, and fast, efficient support and service. Learn more at http://www.nipgroup.com.

About NIP Programs
NIP Programs, a division of NIP Group, Inc., designs and administers insurance programs underwritten by major insurers and tailored to the specific needs of certain highly-specialized industries which are underserved or overpriced by the general insurance market. NIP Programs uses its deep industry knowledge to develop unique underwriting, loss control and claims service models valued by both clients and insurers and distributes its products through the American Independent Agent System nationally. Learn more at http://www.nipgroup.com/programs/.

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