CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2015) - Risk Strategies Company, a national risk management and insurance placement brokerage firm, announced today that Alan G. Harder has joined its Chicago office as Vice President. Harder joins a week after Risk Strategies acquired Chicago-based M.G. Welbel & Associates.

Harder brings an extensive background in risk consultation with specialties in property, manufacturing and private equity due diligence review. With Risk Strategies, Harder will focus on new business and client development within the Midwest Private Equity arena, and the financial services and manufacturing sectors.

"In an industry where reputations are built on the talents and expertise of the people serving the clients, we see Alan as an outstanding addition," said Mark Madigan, Managing Director, National Sales and Midwest Office Leader at Risk Strategies. "His experience, skills and keen insight will be a great asset to our firm and clients."

In joining Risk Strategies, Harder brings highly relevant insurance industry experience, including having worked at two regional insurance brokers as well as with a national carrier.

Born in Colombia, and fluent in Spanish, Harder is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life and Health insurance. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights.

About Risk Strategies Company

Risk Strategies Company is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice and insurance placement for property & casualty and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked in the top 25 brokers in the country, the company has offices in more than 18 locations including Boston; Chicago; Los Angeles; New York City; San Francisco; Atlanta; Providence, R.I.; Portsmouth, N.H.; Long Island, N.Y.; Teaneck, N.J.; Irvine, Calif.; and Sacramento, Calif.

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