US-based legal insurer ARAG has appointed David Bledsoe as the company’s new director of business development.

Mr Bledsoe will focus his efforts on developing business opportunities to support revenue growth and distribution expansion for ARAG legal plans.

Prior to joining ARAG, Mr Bledsoe managed marketing and business development programs for premier insurance and financial service companies.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and political science from DePaul University.

ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans and has an international premium base of almost $2bn and offers services to 15.5m individuals and their families worldwide.