Retailers promotes firm veteran to regional VP

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Merchants Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Kevin Lasante, previously Regional Underwriting Manager, to Regional Vice President of Merchants New England Regional Office in Bedford, NH

Lasante (pictured above) follows Scott Behrent in the role. Behrent was recently promoted to Vice President, National Sales.

Lasante joined Merchants in 2010 as Area Manager before being promoted to Senior Area Manager and then Regional Underwriting Supervisor before taking on his final position as Regional Underwriting Manager.

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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 running the regional office. The New England office covers the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Merchants Insurance Group provides commercial insurance through a network of more than 1,000 independent agents throughout the northeast and northern United States.