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The Plexus Groupe Acquires Fairway Financial Insurance Group

DEER PARK, Ill., March 1, 2017 —  The Plexus Groupe LLC (Plexus), a growing, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy, announced today it has acquired Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Fairway Financial Insurance Group (Fairway), an independent personal lines insurance agency. Fairway will be rebranded as Plexus and operate out of the firm’s Deer Park headquarters.
Deborah Dohn, agency principal of Fairway, has joined Plexus to lead the firm’s new Plexus Private Client Solutions personal lines insurance practice. Plexus Private Client Solutions operates nationally and offers comprehensive, white-glove auto, home and related personal lines coverages for individuals and families.

“We are excited to have Deborah at the helm of our new personal lines business,” said Walter R. Fawcett III, Plexus founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Her wealth of industry expertise and truly special dedication to client service makes her a perfect fit for Plexus.”

Dohn brings nearly two decades of insurance experience to Plexus, including a 15-year stint with Prudential Financial before founding Fairway. At Plexus, she will serve as Vice President for Plexus Private Client Solutions, which is part of the firm’s Property & Casualty practice.

“I am thrilled to be joining Plexus, and I am happy to continue to work hand-in-hand with clients to tailor risk management solutions to protect all they have earned and achieved,” Dohn said. “This is a very exciting opportunity, and I look forward to guiding Plexus’s new, national personal lines practice.”

Plexus is an insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy with expertise in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement plans, HR administration and consulting, technology, personal lines and mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s Global Network provides clients access to local brokerage expertise in 130 countries.

In each of the last seven years, Plexus has garnered Best Places to Work in Insurance honors from Business Insurance magazine. Also, Plexus was named a Best Practices Agency for 2016 by Reagan Consulting and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. Headquartered in Deer Park, Ill., Plexus also has offices in Chicago (Loop), Dallas and Oklahoma City.

For more information on Plexus, please contact the firm at 847-307-6100, or visit