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For immediate release
02.20.2013

Platinum Adds Two Chief Operating Officers to Management Team

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Platinum Supplemental Insurance has hired two new executives as part of the company’s proactive planning strategy for continued growth and expansion in 2013.

Joining Platinum are Chief Operating Officer of Administration,  Mike Berg, and Chief Operating Officer of Third Party Administration, James Lange, both of Dubuque.

Platinum has experienced significant growth in the last several years. The company currently employs nearly 80 people at its corporate headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa, and has nearly 140 sales representatives selling its supplemental insurance policies in 15 states.

According to Wayne Briggs, President and CEO of Platinum, the new management team is tasked with streamlining agency infrastructure in order to help position the agency for growth in the coming years.

“Mike and Jim are great assets to our organization. Their knowledge and expertise will help position Platinum as a world-class marketer of supplemental insurance policies,” said Briggs.

Berg comes to Platinum with 26 years of experience as an administrator in the healthcare industry.  He received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.  His role at Platinum will be to provide leadership and direction in an administrative capacity overseeing the travel and events, sales support, media, human resources, compliance and IT departments.

Lange joins Platinum with over two decades of high level management experience in call center operations, client services, information technology and infrastructure management.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Dubuque.  His role at Platinum will be to manage and supervise all aspects of the customer service department and the third party administration functions as it pertains to the call center and client services.

For More Information Contact:
Leslie Shalabi
Director of Media
Phone: (866) 225-0727
Fax: (563) 557-9180
Email: lshalabi@pltnm.com