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Eddie Eckert to Retire as President of SouthwestRe

Sep 17, 2018

Albuquerque, NM– (September 17, 2018) – Eddie Eckert, President of Southwest Reinsure, Inc. (SouthwestRe), has announced his retirement effective September 30, 2018. Mr. Eckert has served as a senior executive of SouthwestRe for the past 14 years and is a veteran of more than 40 years in the insurance and allied industries. During his tenure with the company, SouthwestRe has grown into one of the service contract industry’s leading service contract administrators and marketing entities.

SouthwestRe and affiliated companies were acquired in January 2018 by iA Financial Group of Canada, one of the largest F&I providers for Canadian automobile dealerships. Mike Stickney, Executive Vice President, U.S. Development, of iA Financial Group and President of IA American Casualty Insurance Holdings Inc., will assume Mr. Eckert’s role on October 1, 2018.

“The employees, agents, and clients of SouthwestRe are grateful for Eddie’s thoughtful and seasoned leadership. iA is particularly thankful for Eddie’s valuable contributions and steady hand during this transitionary period,” said Mr. Stickney. “I look forward with great enthusiasm to working closely with all SouthwestRe employees to build upon a great foundation.”

Please direct any questions regarding this announcement to:

Scott Craigmile                                             Carmen Torres
(214) 226-2164                                             (505) 304-3277
[email protected]                   [email protected]

About SouthwestRe:

SouthwestRe, a subsidiary of iA Financial Group, has been a leading third party administrator and provider of reinsurance programs since 1985. Through independent agents and other distribution channels, SouthwestRe offers a complete line of Finance & Insurance (F&I) products to franchise and independent automobile dealers throughout the country, who in turn offer them to their customers. SouthwestRe is perhaps best known to the general public for service contracts sold under the names First Automotive, PowerRev, ProTrek, and TruckGuard, and to its clients for its Industry-leading reinsurance programs. iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.