Brooke Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Brooke Corporation that distributes insurance services, has appointed James Zuhlke as executive vice president for its insurance company operations.

Mr Zuhlke is responsible for Brooke Capital Corporation’s auto insurance company operations and is the company’s counterpart to Dane Devlin, executive vice president for insurance agency operations.

Mr Zuhlke has served as president and CEO of Kingsway America, and a director of its parent, Kingsway Financial Services. He has also founded Washington International Insurance Company in 1976 and co-founded Intercargo Corporation in 1980. Mr Zuhlke holds bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Kyle Garst, president and CEO of Brooke Capital, said: We are pleased to add a successful insurance entrepreneur like Jim to our executive team. Jim has the kind of hands-on leadership and bias for action that fits in well with our executive team.