ARAG Services Corporation appoints new CEO

Jo-Anne MacDonald succeeds Peter Talacek in the role

Jo-Anne MacDonald has been appointed CEO of ARAG Services Corporation, an MGA specializing in legal expenses insurance.

“I am really looking forward to working with the team and developing our relationships with brokers, insurers and other MGAs,” MacDonald said in a news release. “The concept of insured legal protection is still relatively young in our country, but the market is growing very quickly and has such huge potential.”

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MacDonald was formerly vice-president of sales and marketing at Verge Insurance Group. She succeeds Peter Talacek in her new role at ARAG.

Renko Dirksen, a member of ARAG SE’s board of directors, said MacDonald has the “experience and appetite” to give ARAG a greater foothold in Canada.

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