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Business Development

PPM's Business Development team is focused on identifying preferred anesthesia practices and encouraging highly qualified practices to compare PPM’s unique values and benefits. By sharing risk with other highly qualified anesthesia practices, PPM provides affordable and stable anesthesia malpractice coverage. By attending anesthesia conferences, conducting personal policyholder visits and encouraging feedback from PPM stakeholders, our Business Development team is able to quickly identify service needs and trends, and serve as a policyholder liaison.

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PPM's Business Development Department

Steve Stark -- Vice President-Business Development
Mr. Stark was elected Vice President-Business Development in June 2018. Mr. Stark’s responsibilities include management of the day-to-day operations of the business development functions including client retention and growing PPM’s policyholder base of highly qualified anesthesia groups. In addition, Mr. Stark attends numerous anesthesia conferences each year. Mr. Stark joined PPM in 1989 as Regional Sales Representative when the Company insured fewer than 200 anesthesiologists and was promoted to National Sales Manager in 2001. Mr. Stark has been a key member in PPM’s growth and success.

Jim R. Humphrey -- Regional Representative-Business Development
After serving a three-year Peace Corps assignment in West Africa and Central America, Mr. Humphrey entered the medical professional liability field in 1992 when he joined PPM as Regional Sales Representative until 1998.

Upon leaving PPM, Mr. Humphrey was the primary producer for a start-up agency specializing in medical professional liability coverage. He was with the agency until 2014 when he returned to PPM. Today, Mr. Humphrey is Regional Representative-Business Development mostly working the western half of the United States. His focus is assuring that the company’s existing clientele enjoy the best possible service, along with developing new clients and relationships.

Mr. Humphrey is a Kansas City native and a licensed insurance agent. He attended Benedictine College where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration and Spanish; and later earned an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University.

Andrew Clark -- Business Development Associate
Andrew Clark joined PPM in August 2017. As a Business Development Associate, Mr. Clark has a broad spectrum of responsibilities ranging from client services & relationship management to production of marketing materials. Mr. Clark is a local Kansan and long-time Jayhawk, having completed both his B.A. in Business Administration & M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Kansas.