Phoenix, AZ (July 28, 2018) “The Arizona Insurance Institute is pleased to announce the formal launch of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Apprentice Program on July 25, 2018 at the Historic Senate Chambers of the Arizona State Capital.

Presentations included welcome and congratulations from Gilbert Davidson, Chief of Operations for the state of Arizona on behalf of Governor Doug Ducey; Assistant Director Erin Klug, Arizona Department of Insurance; Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority and Willie Higgins, Apprenticeship Lead at the Arizona Employment Security Department.

Julie Uryasz, AVP, Area Manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance officiated the ‘signing in ceremonies’ for the first candidates to the program. She highlighted how pleased Liberty Mutual Insurance was in working closely with the various state of Arizona departments on development of this program. All in attendance agreed that programs such as this will help attract great candidates and build excellent careers in the financial services sector for the workforce of Arizona.

This is the second program launch of the Apprentice Program for the insurance industry in the state of Arizona, with The Hartford launching their program last year. The Arizona Insurance Institute is focused on growing this program with other member companies.

For more information, please contact Jeff Bronaugh, Executive Director at (520) 343-4394 or email”

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