People Moves: AAdvantage Insurance Adds Diaz; Alera Group Names Braun Managing Director of Business Consulting

January 12, 2022

AAdvantage Insurance Group Adds Gracie Diaz as Account Executive

AAdvantage Insurance Group has hired Gracie Diaz as its newest Account Executive. In this position, she will work with new and existing clients to evaluate and generate personalized insurance plans. Diaz is a bilingual insurance specialist who caters to both English and Spanish speaking clients who need assistance with their specific insurance needs.

Prior to joining AAdvantage Insurance Group, Diaz worked for an insurance company based in Edwardsville, Ill. as an insurance specialist and office manager.

Founded in 2009, AAdvantage Insurance Group specializes in auto, home, business, farm, and life insurance. The agency serves clients in the Metro-East area in Illinois and Missouri. AAdvantage Insurance Group is located in Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Alera Group Names Perry Braun as Managing Director of Business Consulting

Alera Group has named Perry Braun as managing director of business consulting. In this new role reporting to Alera Group’s chief operating officer, William Corrigan, Braun will counsel Alera Group locations on improving their business performance and profitability through best practices, knowledge sharing, proven growth strategies and enhanced operating efficiencies.

Braun brings more than 35 years of experience in employee benefits and healthcare. He most recently served as executive director of Benefit Advisors Network, a collaborative of independent brokerage firms that employ greater than 3,000 professionals located throughout the United States, Canada and Guam. Braun also previously held the role of executive director of the National Benefit Center, the sister organization to Benefit Advisors Network focused on partnerships and product development.

Braun will be based in Illinois.