Merchants Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Kevin Lasante, previously regional underwriting manager, to the position of regional vice president of Merchants’ New England regional office in Bedford, N.H.
Lasante (pictured above) succeeds Scott Behrent in the role. Behrent was recently promoted to vice president of national distribution.
Lasante joined Merchants in 2010 as a territory manager before being promoted to senior territory manager and then regional underwriting supervisor, before advancing to his most recent role of regional underwriting manager.
In his new role as regional vice president, Lasante will be responsible for regional operations including underwriting, claims, sales and agency management. He will also be responsible for the management of the regional office. The New England office is responsible for the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Merchants Insurance Group offers commercial insurance through a network of more than 1,000 independent agents throughout the Northeast and North Central United States.