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Chip Sousa Joins Assist America as Sales Director

6/12/2014
Princeton, NJ—Assist America, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chip Sousa as Sales Director, effective immediately.
 
Mr. Sousa brings over a decade of combined insurance and travel assistance experience to our organization. He will be based in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Most recently, Mr. Sousa held the position of National Account Executive at Europ Assistance (EA), where he focused on developing sales opportunities in the insurance, scholastic and financial services markets. Prior to joining EA, Mr. Sousa was Regional Sales Director for MEDEX focusing on the student market. He also spent considerable time working for two large insurance companies with a focus on selling student insurance plans to colleges and universities.
 
“Mr. Sousa is a key addition to the Assist America sales team and we are very pleased to have him join or organization,” said Mark Fiechter, Vice President of Sales at Assist America. “Mr. Sousa’s strong sales, insurance and travel assistance background is a perfect combination for us and we are proud to have him on board.”
 
Mr. Sousa holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from Northeastern University, as well as insurance licenses in Life, Accident and Health.
 
Founded in 1990, Assist America, Inc. provides global emergency assistance services in partnership with various benefit plans. The company, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, serves more than 30 million members and over 300,000 enterprises through programs from the world’s most prominent group benefit providers. For more information about Assist America, visit www.assistamerica.com.

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