NIA Group, which provides insurance, risk management and employee benefits services, has appointed Kevin Conboy, the former president and CEO of Acordia, as CEO effective June 1, 2008.

During his 16-year career with Acordia, Mr Conboy completed 54 acquisitions, increased operating margins, incorporated cross selling as an integral corporate strategy, and spearheaded the successful integration of Acordia into Wells Fargo.

Paul Gross, chairman of NIA Group, said: The NIA Group is excited to have Kevin Conboy on board. In addition to formulating NIA’s sales strategy, Kevin will play a significant role in the execution of our business plan of expanding our foot print through acquisitions and the addition of new brokerage professionals.