Caroline Schweppe to Oversee Insurer Relationships for Applied Systems Canada

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UNIVERSITY PARK, ILL., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Systems today announced that Caroline Schweppe has joined its Canadian leadership team as vice president of Insurer Solutions. Schweppe brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology and insurance in management roles with companies in Canada and the United States.

As Applied Systems continues to expand its business and product offerings in Canada, Schweppe will enable the company to broaden its insurer relationships, providing additional support to existing customers and guidance on the direction of Applied Systems' insurer products and services for the Canadian marketplace.

Prior to joining Applied Systems, Schweppe served as vice president of business development at ClearRisk, Inc., an online provider of risk management solutions to carriers, insurance brokers and professional risk managers. Prior to ClearRisk, she held a number of business development and advisory roles at CGI, Insurers Advisory Organization (IAO) and one of Canada's major banking institutions.

"Caroline brings outstanding experience and expertise to Applied Systems and will be a tremendous asset to our team and our customers," said Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of international operations, Applied Systems. "With her deep understanding of information technology and the business needs of insurers, Caroline will enable us to enhance the products, services and value we provide across Canada."

Caroline earned her degree from the University of Dublin and has a diploma in Canadian Risk Management from the University of Toronto. She will be based in Applied Systems' Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, ON.

"Applied Systems is recognized throughout the insurance industry in Canada and abroad as a leader in technology, innovation and service," said Caroline Schweppe, vice president of Insurer Solutions, Applied Systems. "I am very excited to join a team committed to improving the business of insurance with products and services that increase profitability and customer service capabilities for insurers and their brokerage partners."

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Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. Applied is recognized as a pioneer in agency and brokerage management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Automating the insurance lifecycle for more than 140,000 insurance professionals, 12,000 agencies and brokerages, and 350 carriers worldwide, Applied enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit www.appliedsystems.com.

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