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Sutton James Aviation Insurance Brokers Joins Optisure Risk Partners

Peter R. Milnes, CEO of Optisure Risk Partners, announced that Sutton James Aviation Insurance Brokers has joined Optisure to lead the development of Optisure's Aviation Practice Group. Jon Doolittle, President of Sutton James, and the entire Sutton James team have joined the organization and will have responsibility for providing best in class insurance offerings to Optisure's aviation client base. The team will represent Optisure clients in the buying and use of aviation related insurance coverage.

"Jon's illustrious aviation career spans 30 plus years of diverse aspects of aviation. Since starting Sutton James in 1986 he has built the organization into a respected authority in bringing clients and carriers together in the marketplace. We are delighted that he chose Optisure to partner with in the perpetuation of the business," said Milnes.

Jon Doolittle noted, "In joining Optisure, we saw the availability of even greater capability offerings for our long time clients coupled with enhanced opportunities for our team internally to grow with an organization committed to ongoing excellence in the overall insurance industry."

Sutton James is a leading resource for aviation related coverages throughout North and South America. The broker staff are licensed pilots with significant aviation experience and deep carrier relationships, having developed specialty programs including an insurance program specifically to meet the needs of qualified Robinson Helicopter operators. Able to place both fixed wing and helicopter oriented exposures encompassing piston, turbine and jet aircraft, as an Optisure Risk Partner, Sutton James provides best in class market access for personal and business-related aviation exposures.

Optisure's regional partners operate locally but with global capabilities, addressing the entire spectrum of risk management, employee benefit and property-casualty insurance needs. Their expertise in program underwriting and aggressive program structures enables clients to enjoy some of the most competitive terms and premiums in the marketplace. The organization employs 70+ talented insurance professionals throughout the Northeast and Florida and secures in excess of $150 million of insurance premiums annually for its clients. For more information, contact:

Peter R. Milnes, CPCU, CIC 603.665.6100 Peter.Milnes@optisure.com www.optisure.com