Gregory & Appel Insurance Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

Apr 27, 2016

Gregory & Appel Insurance today announced the restructuring of its executive leadership team, appointing Dan Appel, a 30-year veteran, to Chairman and CEO and David Riley, former executive vice president, to chief financial officer (CFO) and chief operating officer (COO). The new team structure enables Gregory & Appel Insurance to drive long-term competitiveness as the company continues to experience significant organic growth.

The company also announced the formation of separate division leaders with the promotion of Andrew Appel to president of Property & Casualty and Sheri Alexander to president of Employee Benefits. The two promotions mark a significant milestone for Gregory & Appel as both divisions have become one of the largest brokerages in the state.

“At the forefront of this extraordinary growth for Gregory & Appel is our incredibly talented team of professionals, with Sheri and Andrew leading the way,” said Dan Appel, CEO, Gregory & Appel Insurance. “These new leadership roles allow us to continue to evolve and reinforce our commitment to our clients and employees.”

Andrew Appel has been instrumental in helping Gregory & Appel become one of the largest independently-owned insurance firms in Indiana. He previously served as vice president and manager of Commercial Sales and is part of the company’s fifth-generation of family leadership.

Sheri Alexander is a recognized Employee Benefits expert and formerly served as senior vice president at Gregory & Appel. She has played a leading role in transforming the company’s Employee Benefits division, helping to increase revenue seven-fold and growing the original team of eight to today’s team of 40.

About Gregory & Appel Insurance

Founded in 1884, Gregory & Appel is one of the oldest independently-owned insurance agencies in Indiana and has grown to be one of the largest. Today, Gregory & Appel Insurance serves businesses and individual clients throughout the Midwest and the world with a wide spectrum of property & casualty risk management and employee benefits solutions. Learn more at


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