The Surplus Line Association of California said Warren Stanley was named the group’s chairman during its recent annual meeting.

Mr. Stanley is the principal of Wholesale Connection Insurance Services in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Also elected were:

o John Edack of Arch Specialty Insurance Agency Inc. was named vice chairman.

o Les Ross of Tri-City Brokerage, a Division of BISYS Commercial Insurance Services Inc., was named secretary-treasurer.

The SLA is an organization of 2,600 California surplus line broker licensees and serves as the official surplus line advisory organization to the California Department of Insurance under California statute.