July 2017 - Merchants Local in Philadelphia

June 26, 2017

A 14-year surety veteran will soon join Merchants Bonding Company’s™ Commercial Surety Department. Steve Gibbs, formerly with Travelers surety, is making the move to Merchants in July and we are looking forward to the benefit of his expertise for our agents and principals. 

Gibbs will be based in Philadelphia and will work with Assistant Vice President Terry Frederick, Commercial Underwriter John Tiedt and the other underwriters serving the Eastern region, under the leadership of Jim Holter, Vice President – Commercial Underwriting. 

“I have enjoyed the opportunities and the people I worked with at Travelers over the years. Now I’m excited for the new challenges and opportunities Merchants will provide, and I am looking forward to this next chapter in my career,” said Gibbs, a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.

 “Merchants’ Commercial Department is focusing on strategic and steady growth in key locations across the U.S. and Steve’s local presence in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will provide added convenience and first class service to our agents,” said Jim Holter, Vice President – Commercial Underwriting. “We’re excited to add an experienced and talented underwriter like Steve to our team to help serve our valued customers.”  

More information to follow when Gibbs joins us in July.  If you have any questions please contact your underwriter – we look forward to strengthening our relationships with a local presence in the Northeast.