SUNZ Insurance Hires Derrick Killian as Senior Staffing Underwriter

Bradenton, Fla. (May 8, 2019) -SUNZ Insurance CEO Steven F. Herrig announced today the hiring of Derrick Killian as the company's Senior Staffing Underwriter.

"We are extremely excited to welcome the first-class talent that Derrick brings to the SUNZ

family. With his respective industry experience and underwriting knowledge, Derrick will be a true asset to our growing team and to the clients we serve," said CEO Steven F. Herrig.

Killian will serve directly under SUNZ's Chief Underwriting Officer Blake Souers. In this role, he will be responsible for the evaluation, selection, pricing and servicing of workers'

compensation insurance policies within the company's procedures and guidelines. In addition, he will deliver a streamlined underwriting process to support the company's growth initiative while maintaining profitability of the workers' compensation program.

Killian graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with his B.S.B.A in Finance and Insurance. Before joining SUNZ, he served as the Vice President of Specialty Markets at Synergy Coverage Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With 15 years of industry experience, Killian brings diverse, analytical, and comprehensive top­level knowledge to the table. He has cultivated extensive knowledge in underwriting for higher severity classes of business including: Temporary Staffing, Healthcare, Non-Profit and PEOs. Furthermore, he has analyzed larger loss-sensitive risks such as collateral evaluation and has worked with the rate and product filing process in various states.

"I am thrilled to join a dynamic and growing company like SUNZ. I look forward to helping the company bolster their measured growth strategy and client-focused directives," said Killian.

SUNZ is a significant Florida based insurance carrier with an impressive group of affiliates

dedicated to providing comprehensive insurance services that go beyond policy underwriting. Recently, the company has grown to over 300 employees who serve a client base comprised of the country's largest and most sophisticated employers.

Showing strong growth year after year, SUNZ's financial strength has proven to be one of the company's most prominent assets. This combined with operational efficiencies help keep costs down for policyholders and also provides clients the certainty they need when selecting a national workers' compensation solution.


SUNZ Insurance (, a national provider of large deducible workers' compensation insurance and insurance services to professional employer organizations, staffing companies and large employers. We design and administer custom workers' compensation and insurance programs, and we provide loss control, claims administration, cost containment and subrogation services -all designed to minimize claim costs paid by our large deductible clients.


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1301 6th Avenue West

Bradenton, FL 34205

Phone: 941.306.3077

Fax: 941.355.5490

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