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Cottingham & Butler, Inc. Announces Andrew Butler as New Executive Chair

On Monday, October 21, 2019, Cottingham & Butler announced the appointment of Andrew Butler as the company’s new Executive Chairperson, effective immediately. Butler, who has served as Vice Chairperson, President of SISCO & HealthCorp and member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2013, will now be responsible for providing oversight and direction to the Cottingham & Butler Board of Directors and the organization as a whole.

Andrew succeeds his father, John Butler, who transitioned from his role as Executive Chairperson to Chairperson and will retain an active advisory role and continue to provide guidance to the business. David Becker, President & CEO, will continue to lead the company’s overall business operations.

“John’s leadership and vision since 1957, has guided Cottingham & Butler to be recognized as a strong leader in our industry,” said Andrew Butler. “Everything we do at Cottingham & Butler is about serving our clients with distinction, and David and I are excited to continue to lead a team of passionate insurance professionals that deliver on that promise every day. The opportunity that lies ahead for our colleagues and most importantly, our clients, is exceptional and we are committed to providing long‐term value well into the future.”

John Butler added, “I am extremely proud of the team’s accomplishments during my tenure. It is the right time to evolve our leadership as we continue to drive innovation in the industry. Andy is a talented leader and I look forward to continuing to work with him, David, and our experienced team as Chairperson. I am confident our leadership team will take Cottingham & Butler to the next level of growth, and I am tremendously optimistic about the future we are all creating together. Our people, culture, and business plan have proven to be of great value to those we serve and have produced results that are the envy of the industry.”

About Cottingham & Butler

Cottingham & Butler is the 5th largest privately held insurance broker in the United States and a recognized leader in offering innovative property & casualty and employee benefit insurance solutions. The privately held organization was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, employing over 1,000 employees across the U.S.


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