People Moves: Valley Insurance Hires Weis as Personal Lines Coach; Ryan Specialty Promotes VanAcker to EVP

March 10, 2023

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance Hires Weis as Personal Lines Coach

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA) recently hired Brett Weis as personal lines coach. Weis will work with the VIAA’s development team and coach new and existing team members on best practices for all property and casualty insurance issues, including coverages, claims, carriers and processes.

Weis has worked in the insurance industry for nearly ten years. Before joining VIAA, he served as a personal lines department manager at an independent insurance group serving doctors nationwide. VIAA is based in Clayton, Missouri.

Ryan Specialty Promotes VanAcker to EVP of RT Specialty

Ryan Specialty has promoted Michael VanAcker to executive vice president of RT Specialty, Ryan Specialty’s wholesale brokerage and binding authority specialty. Ryan is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

VanAcker has over ten years of experience at Ryan as chief operating officer of Ryan Specialty and before that as RT Specialty’s chief operating officer and controller. Before that, he served as director, FP&A, and manager in finance and accounting.