(DENVER – June 14, 2022) IMA has named Lauren Karagozian as its new Colorado Market President, effective June 1, 2022. Karagozian replaces Sandy Harvath, who will remain in a leadership role with the company.
During her 14-year tenure at IMA, Karagozian has served as a Contract Administrator and Account Executive Contract Administrator, Vice President of Contractual Risk and Certificates, and most recently, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Contractual Risk, overseeing the Contractual Risk Assessment and IMA Certificate Compliance teams she built to meet the growing complexities of insurance contract law.
“Lauren is an exceptional member of the IMA team who has consistently proven her ability to create client-first solutions that go beyond insurance,” said IMA President of Retail Operations Kyle Orndorff. “Her expertise and remarkable leadership skills will serve our Colorado office well.”
Karagozian is an innovator within IMA and the broader insurance industry. In 2019, she launched IMA Certificate Compliance (IMACC), which reimagines the process of collecting and verifying insurance certificates, a vital service for Colorado’s top industries — construction and energy. In three short years, IMACC grew to just under $2 million in annual revenue and is leading the implementation of a new technology that automates insurance verification.
Karagozian also sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of TrustLayer, offering her expertise as the insurtech scales its customer base, carrier connectivity and next-generation compliance management platform.
“IMA is creating a new future for insurance brokerages with its investment in the people and technology that deliver the best for clients,” said Karagozian. “I’m eager to begin this next chapter as Colorado Market President and continue to drive the company’s success and evolution of the insurance industry.”
About IMA Financial Group
Based in North America, IMA Financial Group Inc. is an integrated financial services company focused on protecting the assets of its widely varied client base through insurance and wealth management solutions. Because IMA is employee-owned, its 1,800-plus associates are empowered to provide customized solutions for their clients’ unique needs.