Cannasure Insurance Services has hired Jim McErlean as director of business development.
McErlean has more than 20 years of sales, product and distribution management experience in the property and casualty insurance industry.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jim to the Cannasure team," said CEO Patrick McManamon. "He is a highly talented and well-respected business executive, and his knowledge, focus and business discipline will be instrumental in our product and service expansion initiatives for the rapidly growing cannabis and hemp sectors. Jim's depth of distribution and channel management, along with his experience in strategic product development and implementation, will be essential as we continue to build out our proprietary programs for these dynamic industries."
Prior to joining Cannasure, McErlean served as Western U.S. business development manager at NSM Insurance Group. His career experience includes retail brokering and specialty product and program development in the craft brewing, construction, and habilitation sectors. He also served on the board of the National Association of Home Builders.
"What excites me most is how bold and forward-thinking this company is," McErlean said. "Cannasure took the initiative to commit exclusively to the cannabis and hemp industry very early on. It blazed the path that has led to the development of meaningful coverage and services designed to protect the businesses in this every-changing marketplace. I look forward to helping Cannasure advance its expansion efforts, geographic and otherwise, and build upon its reputation as the most sought-after cannabis and hemp MGA in the space.”