SUNZ Insurance Company Hires Russell S. Whittle, Esq. as General Counsel

SUNZ Insurance Company announced today the recent hiring of Russell S. Whittle, Esq. as the company’s in-house General Counsel. Whittle will be responsible for corporate governance as it relates to contracts, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters for SUNZ. In addition, he will assist with the legal oversight of the claim administration process.

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Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ, said, “I am very pleased Russ accepted our offer to join SUNZ at this time. Russ will be a valuable addition as SUNZ continues to grow and diversify in all areas of the workers’ compensation industry. He will also contribute to strengthening and maintaining relationships with our Professional Employer Organization and Staffing Company clients.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the workers’ compensation area, Whittle has served as defense counsel for employers and carriers, and has provided legal guidance with respect to Medicare Set-Asides and Mandatory Insurer Reporting compliance. He is also experienced in drafting and reviewing a variety of corporate legal contracts including those pertaining to federal, state and local statutes and regulations regarding Medicare and healthcare.

In 1986 Whittle received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Skidmore College and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in 1989. Whittle is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Manatee County Bar Association. He is also a member of various industry-related and legal organizations.

Whittle said, “I am excited to be a part of the growth SUNZ is experiencing and will continue to experience, and to be part of the opportunities and challenges growth brings. As an attorney, I am looking forward to using my legal expertise to assist SUNZ build and strengthen customer relationships.”


Established in 2005, SUNZ Insurance Company ( was founded specifically to provide workers’ compensation solutions for Professional Employer Organizations, Staffing Companies and Large Companies. Our continued growth is attributed to a consultative and customized program for each client. Our philosophy is simple. We deliver innovative and unique workers’ compensation insurance solutions and related products that fit with each client’s identified business needs and goals. By meeting with each client to discuss business structure, we can provide hands-on, personalized service and flexibility that is unsurpassed by any other insurance carrier.


SUNZ Insurance Company
Diane McCoy, 941-306-3077 Ext 139