Sara Hames to Present at ISCEBS Symposium

Sara Hames, Vice President at Hays Companies in Milwaukee, will speak at the 38th Annual International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) Symposium in September on disrupting health care through high-value providers. The ISCEBS Symposium, which will be hosted in New Orleans, is one of the largest gatherings of credentialed benefit and compensation professionals. […]

Heather Bradley Joins Hays Companies

We’re pleased to announce that Heather Bradley has joined our El Segundo operations as Senior Account Manager.  Bradley brings a unique perspective and extensive benefits experience to Hays’ Southern California team. “We are excited to have Heather join the Hays So Cal team,” said Mark Dang (Executive Vice President, Hays Companies of California).  “She brings […]

Dave Wittwer Named SC&R Foundation President

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wittwer was recently named the President of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Foundation (SC&R).  Wittwer, Senior Vice President at Hays Companies, has dedicated much of his career to the specialized transportation, crane and rigging industries. The SC&R Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Specialized Carriers & […]

Hays Companies of Wisconsin Named “Top Workplace” for Ninth Consecutive Year

Hays Companies of Wisconsin has been awarded the 2019 “Top Workplace” honor by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This is the ninth consecutive year they have received this award. In 2019, there were over 1500 companies invited by the Journal Sentinel to participate in the third-party survey. Employees of the surveyed companies were asked questions revolving around job […]

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Alison Wynne Expands Footprint of Hays Aviation

Hays Companies is pleased to share the recent industry accomplishments of Alison Wynne, Assistant Vice President of Hays Aviation. Wynne was voted by a group of her peers as Treasurer of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA). The MBAA serves to enhance communication between various aviation groups, most notably the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). […]

Dave Wasson Awarded COPE Insurance Certification

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wasson has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. “We’re thrilled to see Dave complete the Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate program,” Hays Companies’ Senior Vice President Ryan Anderson said of […]

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Bruce Lyon Named to Board of Certified Safety Professionals

We are pleased to announce that Bruce Lyon, Vice President of Risk Management Services at Hays Companies, has been elected to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Founded in 1969, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is recognized as a leader in high quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. BCSP […]

Paul Nelson Joins Hays Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 18, 2019) – Hays Companies announced Paul Nelson has joined its Dallas operations as Senior Vice President. Nelson brings a unique perspective and extensive construction risk experience to Hays’ Texas operations. “Paul will play a critical role here in Dallas as we continue to grow our Property and Casualty division,” said Erik Templin, […]

Brown & Brown, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Hays Companies

November 16, 2018 – (Daytona Beach) . . . Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition of Hays Companies (“Hays”) by Brown & Brown, Inc. Brown & Brown, Inc. is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With Brown & Brown’s almost 80 […]

Abby Ferri Joins Hays Companies As Vice President

Hays Companies announced Abby Ferri has joined its Minneapolis operations as Vice President. She will be responsible for helping build the national construction practice through her experience and expertise in safety and risk management. “We are excited to have Abby join our growing construction division at Hays,” said Tim Boberg, President of Property and Casualty-Minneapolis. “She […]