Insurance Alliance Member Elected Chairman of Board for Local Foundation

Ozark organization names Russell French to position

Online PR News – 21-November-2015 – St. Louis, Mo. – SEMO Insurance owner Russell French was recently named as the chairman of the board for the Ozark Foothills Regional Community Foundation, which is a regional affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO). In this position, French will handle work with the board to promote philanthropy and awarding local grants.

CFO enhances the region’s quality of life through resource development, community grant making, collaboration and public leadership. Founded in 1973, CFO includes 47 affiliated community foundations and more than 2,600 charitable funds totaling $259 million in assets since its inception.

Founded in 2006, SEMO Insurance features a variety of insurance products including home, auto, business and life. The company is located at 204 N. Grand Ave. in Doniphan, Mo. SEMO Insurance is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois.

“I’m proud to be a founding member of the regional affiliate and am very honored by this appointment,” said SEMO Insurance owner Russell French. “I look forward to working with the board and continuing to effectively assist our area.”

Founded in 2006, VIAA is located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in Clayton, Mo. The alliance generates more than $125 million in written premium and is the regional founding member in Missouri and Southern Illinois for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $5.7 billion national insurance coalition. SIAA, which is the nation’s largest partnership of independent insurance agencies, consists of the highest caliber of firms that share a leveraged strength with their carrier partners and industry resources.

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