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Relation Announces Leadership for East Region

October 4, 2021 GMT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 4, 2021--

Relation Insurance Services, Inc. (“Relation”) announced today the promotions of Jonathan W. Cooper and Johnathan Lancaster, along with the hiring of Chris Bailey, to lead the company’s efforts in the east region of the U.S.

“Jon and Johnathan have proven themselves time and time again,” said Joe Tatum, Relation’s Chief Executive Officer. “They have earned these promotions and we look forward to the great things they are going to achieve.”

Cooper previously served as eastern region managing director and national sales leader. In his new position as president of the east region, he will continue to oversee operations. He will also leverage his 20+ years of insurance-industry experience to develop strategies to orchestrate growth through key partner acquisitions.

Lancaster joined Relation in 2010 and is a nine-time Summit Club national sales award winner within the company. He has been promoted to senior vice president, employee benefits. In his new role, Lancaster will be overseeing the company’s employee benefits efforts in the region, utilizing his exceptional sales experience and skills to drive growth in this area.


Chris Bailey was most recently a vice president at Willis Towers Watson, a British multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company. Bailey will serve as the east region sales leader, utilizing his 25+ years of experience in risk management. His responsibilities will include driving organic growth within the east region for both Relation and its Relation Select business unit which supports its small commercial and personal lines strategy. Bailey will also implement improved sales processes, recruit new sales talent, and more.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris to the Relation family,” Tatum said. “We’re fortunate to have such a talent join our team and provide leadership to our producers in the region.”

About Relation Insurance Services, Inc.

Relation Insurance Services is an insurance brokerage that offers superior risk-management and benefits-consulting services through its family of brands across the United States. It is ranked by Insurance Journal within the top 35 largest agencies in the country by revenue and has approximately 585 employees across more than 50 locations nationwide. Relation is a privately held corporation backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in New York and London investing in businesses globally across financial services and technology. Visit: for more information.


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