Linde Hotchkiss, Newfront Executive Vice President and Southwest Regional Managing Director, said: "We are delighted to welcome Chris to the rapidly expanding Southwest Region team.
Chris will bring a special perspective to the team because he previously had his own agency, and we are forward to see what he will bring.
Chris brings to Newfront extensive experience of insurance and risk management and a mindset of building long-lasting partnerships with clients.
According to Brian Hetherington, president of Newfront, "Chris is another outstanding addition to our P&C group.
"We're thrilled to take our business even deeper into the Southwest and welcome Chris to our team,"
Chris will provide clients with nationwide service, with a focus on the consumer packaged products industry.