We are excited to welcome Chip Sellas to our Mobile team as marketing account executive in the Property & Casualty practice. Chip joins our dealership specialists in serving auto and equipment dealers in the Mobile Bay Area and across the Southeast.
Chip comes to Valent with over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry, both in the direct underwriter and independent agency arenas. He has specifically focused on the auto dealership industry for 25 years, with much of that time spent at Sentry Insurance, one of the top direct underwriters for auto dealers. Prior to Sentry, Chip worked with Federated Insurance in Albuquerque, where he first started specializing in the dealership industry.
However, with the auto dealer industry shifting over the years, Sentry shifted as well and no longer offered a specialist division to serve dealers and instead merged that practice with other industry divisions. As such, Chip’s passion for the auto dealership industry led him to brokerage and consulting firms to stay focused in that area.
He now offers his expertise in marketing insurance programs for dealers alongside risk consultants Mat Pope and Paul Elliott, risk consultants who provide insights around controlling exposures specific to dealerships. Together, they bring 75 years of experience and partner with our employee benefits division to provide a full-range of consulting services to dealership clients.
Learn more about the team’s approach to empowering dealerships in risk management here.