Cowell James Forge Insurance Group Launches New HR Division


Contact: LaDeena James, President

(816) 741-4245

October 1, 2017

Kansas City,  MO. ─  Cowell  James Forge Insurance Group of Kansas City, MO., announced it is advancing the next  phase of its business plan with the launch of a Human Resources Division on  October 1, 2017.

“We listened and responded to what our clients identified as an ongoing business need,” said Deena James, CJF president.  “Adding the HR Division strengthened and significantly broadened the ways we can help those we serve,” shared James.

Tara Holt, a St. Louis native, has been named as the director to implement and oversee the HR Division. She brings more than 15 years of diverse HR and management experience.  Previously, she has held human resources positions in the St. Louis area with CBIZ and BJC HealthCare and most recently at Maschhoff Family Foods.

“Tara’s excellent professional skills and background aligns perfectly with the outlined objectives in the CJF Human Resources Division,” said James. “We are looking forward to introducing her to our current clients and to the opportunity to connect her with business and community groups in the Greater Kansas City area,” shared James.

Holt’s administrative and strategic responsibilities at CJF include policy development, compensation and benefits, compliance, audits, employee relations, performance management, training and development, organizational development, and talent selection.

“I’m happy to be able to call Kansas City my new home,” Holt remarked. “It’s an honor to have joined the CJF team. The company is innovative and is totally a client-centric agency. I’m excited to be included in this next step of their growth,” said Holt.

CJF is offering a complimentary two−hour HR audit to introduce its new division and its HR director. Send your request to . Cowell James Forge Insurance Group also offers an array of risk management solutions and services.


About Cowell James Forge Insurance Group

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Cowell James Forge Insurance Group is a customer-focused and comprehensive insurance agency providing personal and business solutions, services and products which are uniquely designed to support clients in successfully securing their future foundation. Contact us at or call (816) 471-4245.