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Insurance alliance hires financial controller

Sharon McMillan was recently hired as financial controller for both Valley Insurance Agency Alliance and sister company POWERS Insurance and Risk Management.

mcmillan sharonVIAA is a group of more than 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois, and POWERS Insurance and Risk Management is one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state region.

She will handle the planning, organization and management of the internal financial and human resources for both companies. This includes overseeing the accounting departments and transaction processing systems to ensure future growth for both organizations. She also will be involved with budgeting, auditing and collections.

Prior to joining the companies, she worked at an Illinois insurance agency for more than 20 years and has a total of nearly 30 years of accounting experience. McMillan earned both a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from St. Leo University in Florida.

Founded in 2006, VIAA generates more than $165 million in written premium and is the regional founding member for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance, a $6.8 billion national alliance. VIAA is located at 6825 Clayton Ave. in St. Louis. Visit


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