Executive Team

Brian Block, CPCU, AFSB

Brian is President and Chief Executive Officer of Simkiss & Block, an organization based in Paoli, PA which provides risk management and insurance brokerage and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Simkiss & Block are active members of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), the National Association of Surety and Bond Producers (NASBP), and numerous other professional and trade organizations. As President and CEO, Brian’s responsibilities include overseeing all day to day management of the firm, maintaining relationships with and quality of service for many of the organization’s top clients, developing new client relationships and fostering constructive partnerships with insurers.

Brian holds a BSBA in Finance from Villanova University as well as the Chartered Property Casualty (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and the Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) designation from the Insurance Institute of America. Brian and his wife, Maureen, and their two children make their home in Bryn Mawr, PA.

William Simkiss

Bill graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana with a degree in finance and accounting. He went on to receive both the CPCU and CLU professional designations. He has amassed over 25 years’ experience in the insurance and surety industry.

He has also participated in numerous industry events, has published in these areas, has made numerous personal presentations to business leaders and professional associations and personally supervises risk management, estate and financial planning, and surety activities for many firms.

Bill currently serves as Executive Vice President of Simkiss & Block, a group of financial service firms headquartered in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Simkiss & Block is an active member of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB), the National Association of Surety and Bond Producers (NASBP), and numerous other professional and trade organizations. As a Principal of Simkiss, his responsibilities as Executive Vice President are primarily focused on client and carrier relationship management, business development and sales.

Bill lives with his wife Nancy and three sons in suburban Philadelphia. He is an avid golfer and sportsman playing at Philadelphia Country Club.

Richard Decker

Rich began his career in the insurance industry in 1972 with The Travelers, and from 1975 to the present, Rich has been employed by Simkiss & Block. As a Principal of Simkiss, his responsibilities as Executive Vice President are primarily focused on client and carrier relationship management, business development and sales. He is a 1972 graduate of Bloomsburg University, and a member of The Chartered Property Casualty and The Chartered Life Insurance Institutes.

Rich has been married to Cathy Decker for nearly 30 years, and resides in Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of James, Kelly, and Stephen Decker. Rich’s interests include golf, travel, reading, the theatre, and music and he is active in the community including participation on boards and committees of various cultural organizations.

610-727-5300

Simkiss & Block

2 Paoli Office Park
P.O. Box 1787
Paoli, PA 19301-0826

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