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Robert J. Hilb

President & CEO
Bob Hilb was employed by Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton Company, a Richmond, Virginia based NYSE insurance broker. During a 13 year career at HRH, he was a producer in the local retail office, served as a founder and ultimately CEO of HRH International and concluded his career as a corporate vice president responsible for building affinity sales teams. Prior to his tenure at HRH, he worked at Lloyd’s of London and in the wholesale and program segment of the insurance brokerage industry. Bob is a graduate of Drake University.
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R. Judson Elliott, Jr.

EVP – Mergers & Acquisitions

Jud Elliott was one of the founding members of the Hilb Group leadership team in 2009. Jud has over 30 years of industry experience, primarily in the employee benefits space. He began his career in 1983 as a group sales representative with The Travelers. He subsequently held senior leadership roles on both the insurance carrier side and the brokerage side of the industry, including Vice President, Major Accounts for BCBS of Georgia and South Region Head of Employee Benefits for Marsh. Jud is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA degree as well as a MBA from the Terry College of Business.

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Jason S. Angus

EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

Jason Angus was the founder, and President of Venture Specialty Insurance and in 2011, Venture was acquired by the Hilb Group. After acquiring Venture Specialty Insurance in September 2011, the Hilb Group appointed Jason Angus as its Chief Marketing Officer. In 2014, Jason was named to Business Insurance Magazine’s 40 under 40 brokers. Jason earned a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and a MBA from the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary.

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Robert W. Blanton, Jr.

SVP & Controller

Rob joined the Hilb Group with over 25 years of accounting experience. From 1990 to 2006, he held various positions at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH Insurance), the last eight as Vice President & Controller. Rob also worked as Chief Financial Officer of Southern Title Insurance Corporation, a regional title insurance underwriter, before holding various positions at Genworth Financial, the latest as Director of Business Initiatives and Forecasting. Rob graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with an accounting degree. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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William C. Widhelm

SVP, Quality Assurance

Bill joined the Hilb Group with over 20 plus years as an accounting professional. From 1994 to 2008, he held various positions at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs (HRH Insurance) but served a majority of that time as its Vice President and Director of Internal Audit. Bill also worked as Chief Financial Officer of the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity before becoming a Senior Advisory Consultant at VACO Resources serving several diverse clients. Bill is a graduate of Auburn University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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Rob Patton

Vice President of Human Resources

Rob joined the Hilb Group with over 18 years of human resource leadership and management experience. Rob is responsible for the Hilb Group’s human resource team and brings insight on integration, onboarding, hiring, training and overall employee experience with the company. Prior to joining the Hilb Group, Rob served as the Senior Human Resources Director for BreakThru Beverage, and held key senior human resource leadership roles at Luck Stone Corporation and Loomis Fargo. Rob graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA with a BS and an MBA.

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Ashish Shroff

Chief Information Officer

Ashish Shroff moved to Richmond from Cincinnati, OH in 2003 and joined First Health Services as Manager of application development. Since November 2008 to the present, Ashish worked at Virginia Farm Bureau as Manager of Affiliated Company Technologies. In this role, he was responsible for the integration of companies Virginia Farm Bureau acquired during his tenure and was accountable for the delivery and oversight of technology for all of the affiliated companies.

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Anne Nicoll Esq., CPCU

Director of Operational Risk Management

Anne began her career at Gencorp Insurance Group in 1997.  In 2015, Gencorp merged with the Hilb Group and is now known as the Hilb Group of New England. Anne’s roles expanded with this merger and she now serves as corporate general counsel for the Hilb Group.  She is responsible for the compliance of the firm’s carrier and government operations. Anne is a past president of the Rhode Island CPCU Society, where she continues to serve as a Director.  She has also served as a Director on the Boards of the Gencorp Insurance Charitable Foundation and the Rhode Island CPCU Scholarship Fund. She is a graduate of Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University School of Law and holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance designation.