Marquis Agency, a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired James Konzelmann as the new vice president and client consultant with the firm's newly established transportation insurance practice team.

Mr Konzelmann will work closely with Marquis Transportation Practice clients to design innovative programs that reduce their insurance costs through improving operating efficiencies and risk management practices.

Mr Konzelmann has held senior management positions with both public and private transportation and logistical companies.

Shawn Young, leader of the new transportation practice team at Marquis, said: Jim has a long and successful track record of driving value in a diverse group of transportation businesses. His expertise and creative solutions have led to significant savings in the areas of corporate and risk management, network operations, route and labor efficiencies.