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Kurt Close

Kurt Close Named President of Valent Group, an EBSCO Company

Kurt Close

Valent Group, a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, is proud to announce that Kurt Close has been promoted to president and will lead the organization’s efforts to provide business insurance, employee benefits and personal insurance services to companies and individuals in the Southeast.

Close takes the helm after serving as Valent Group’s chief operating officer and overseeing the agency’s Property and Casualty division and agency operations teams. Under his leadership, the division was restructured for optimal performance and sustained success, ultimately delivering record growth of 21% in the most recent fiscal year.

Prior to Valent Group, Close spent nearly 30 years at Travelers in various insurance leadership roles.

Valent Group, an EBSCO Company
Birmingham, Alabama

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