PPM's Sales team is focused on identifying “preferred” anesthesia practices and encouraging well-qualified practices to join our exclusive list of policyholders. By sharing risk with other highly qualified anesthesia practices, PPM provides an affordable and stable source of anesthesia malpractice insurance. In addition to identifying potential insureds, our sales team provides a steady stream of input regarding the needs of the anesthesia community, especially those of our policyholders. Attending anesthesia conferences and conducting personal policyholder visits allow our Sales team to identify service needs, field routine questions and serve as a policyholder liaison.

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PPM’s Sales Department

James F. Johnson -- Vice President-Sales

Mr. Johnson's responsibilities include management of the day-to-day operations of the sales and marketing functions for PPM. He currently has over thirty (30) years of insurance industry experience. Prior to joining PPM, Mr. Johnson was employed as an underwriter with Omaha Property and Casualty, an affiliate of Mutual of Omaha; as a senior underwriter for Country Companies; and in a sales and underwriting position with Concannon & Associates, a local managing general agency.

Mr. Johnson joined PPM in 1989, when the Company insured fewer than 200 anesthesiologists. He played an instrumental role in building PPM's policyholder base. Mr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1983 and his MBA from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri in 1987.

Steve Stark -- National Sales Manager

Mr. Stark joined PPM in 1989 as Regional Sales Representative and was promoted to National Sales Manager in 2001. He oversees PPM’s sales efforts throughout the United States and has been a key member in PPM’s growth and success. His day to day responsibilities include managing PPM Sales Representatives, client retention and growing PPM’s policyholder base of highly qualified anesthesia groups. Mr. Stark attends numerous anesthesia conferences each year.

Jim R. Humphrey -- Regional Sales Representative

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 Sales Representative 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.

PPM Sales Team
PPM Brochure Sales Team at Anesthesiology 2015

Jim Johnson, Jim Humphrey and Steve Stark.
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(photo by Steve Donisch)

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