Hamburg, N.Y., September 5, 2019 – The Board of Directors of The Evans Agency, LLC has appointed Aaron M. Whitehouse President of The Evans Agency, LLC, effective September 1, 2019.
In his new role, Whitehouse will have overall responsibility for leadership and strategic direction of the Agency, charged with competitively growing the business within Evans’ established culture and values. He will lead all aspects of the business including Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits and Frontier Claims, along with sales placement, account management and servicing operations. He will also continue to directly manage Personal Lines sales and customer relations and will be responsible for fostering relationships and collaborative referrals with his partners throughout the organization. He will report directly to Evans Bank President & CEO David J. Nasca in his new position.
With over 24 years of industry experience, Whitehouse joined Evans in July 2018 when The Evans Agency, LLC, acquired the business of Richardson & Stout Insurance (“R&S”) of Wellsville, N.Y, where he served as President. The transaction was the 16th insurance acquisition completed by Evans and brought The Evans Agency’s annualized premiums to over $100 million.
“When we announced the acquisition of R&S, we noted that the deal brought us tremendous expertise and bench strength,” said David J. Nasca, President & CEO of Evans Bank. “In just over a year at Evans, Aaron has become a respected leader with deep knowledge and superb management skills. We are fortunate to have him at the helm of The Evans Agency during a time of such growth and momentum.”
Ian Whitehouse will continue in his senior leadership role as Commercial Lines Director with responsibility for Account Executives and sales, placement, service and account management. He will have a direct-line reporting relationship to Aaron for business direction and a dotted line relationship to David Nasca for matters concerning compensation and expense management, in addition to employment and company policy.
Founded in 1913, The Evans Agency, LLC has grown from a small town, family-owned insurance agency to a dynamic multi-location professional insurance and risk management operation providing personal, commercial and employee benefits solutions throughout Western New York.
About Evans Bancorp, Inc.
Evans Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company and the parent company of Evans Bank, N.A., a commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets and $1.3 billion in deposits at June 30, 2019. Evans is a full-service community bank, with 15 financial centers providing comprehensive financial services to consumer, business and municipal customers throughout Western New York. Evans Bancorp’s wholly owned insurance subsidiary, The Evans Agency, LLC, provides life insurance, employee benefits, and property and casualty insurance through ten insurance offices in the Western New York region. Evans Investment Services provides non-deposit investment products, such as annuities and mutual funds.