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Conner Strong & Buckelew Strengthens Mergers and Acquisitions Talent With New Senior-Level Hire, Thomas Trullinger

September 13, 2019

Former Zurich North America Executive Adds 20 Years of Industry Experience.

CAMDEN, NJ (September 13, 2019) – Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, announced Thomas Trullinger has joined as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions. In this role, Trullinger will be responsible for identifying growth opportunities through acquisitions to help expand the firm’s geographic footprint as one of the country’s leading privately-held insurance brokerages.

Supporting Conner Strong & Buckelew’s President and CEO Mike Tiagwad, Trullinger will perform in-depth analyses of companies being considered, as well as, assist with post-merger activities including integration efforts. With the addition of Trullinger, Conner Strong & Buckelew will accelerate its efforts to expand its current offering and geographic footprint through acquisitions.

“We see strategic partnerships and acquisitions as a way to augment our industry-leading organic growth strategy and better serve our clients nationwide. We’re confident Tom’s knowledge will help us identify and foster opportunities that align with our business goals and expertise,” said Michael Tiagwad, President and CEO of Conner Strong & Buckelew. “This period of accelerating growth and potential partnerships will exponentially grow under Thomas’ leadership.”

Trullinger brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Conner Strong & Buckelew. Previously, Trullinger was an Area Executive of the Mid-Atlantic Area for Zurich North America, the second largest area for Zurich in North America. In this role, he served in a leadership role focusing on financial results, broker development and customer relationships.

Trullinger graduated from Boston College, School of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. Since 2011, Trullinger has also served as a Board Member of The Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

About Conner Strong & Buckelew

Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions to prevent losses, manage claims, and drive bottom line growth. Its employee benefits practice focuses on providing best-in-class benefits administration, health and wellness programs and strategic advisory services.

Founded in 1959 with offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, Florida, and Georgia, Conner Strong & Buckelew has a team of more than 400 professionals, serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn (@ConnerStrong&Buckelew), Twitter (@connerstrong), Facebook (@connerstrongbuckelew) and Instagram (@connerstrongbuckelew).