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Matthew F. Coughlin, III

Managing Partner

Matthew F. Coughlin, III serves as Managing Partner for INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD.

In 2003, Coughlin's dream of creating a client-focused insurance brokerage firm became a reality with the formation of INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD. Immediately prior to forming IIB, Coughlin had been commuting to New York, serving as a Managing Director of a large international insurance brokerage firm. During the course of his career, he has served as President and CEO of several divisions of large international insurance brokerage firms.

Coughlin is a philanthropic supporter of community service organizations. He has served on the board of directors of a multitude of arts, Catholic and civic organizations. He currently serves on the board at Cascia Hall Preparatory School, where he is immediate past Chairman and on the board of The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Oklahoma. He was an elected member of the Bayonne Board of Education before moving to Oklahoma.

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Coughlin now considers himself an Oklahoman. He and his family have also lived in New York and Texas. He feels at home in the insurance centers of Europe, having spent several years in London over the course of his career - "a week at a time." Coughlin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint John's University in New York.

Michael D. Harveth


Michael D. Harveth serves as a Partner with INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD.

Prior to joining IIB, Harveth served as Managing Director for an international financial services company, responsible for the company's operations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. Harveth began his insurance career as a registered representative with one of the nation's premier life insurance companies.

Harveth grew up in suburban Detroit, Michigan. He received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration-Marketing from Western Michigan University. Harveth served in the United States Navy. In addition to Vietnam service, he was selected to the prestigious U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard and the crew of the Presidential yacht "Sequoia" in Washington, D.C.

Edwin G. Laney


Edwin G. (Ed) Laney serves as partner of INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD.

Laney has served in both risk management and insurance brokerage capacities over his 27-year insurance career. Laney joined IIB in January 2004. In June 2001 he joined a former client, Express Personnel Services, serving as Director of Risk Management. Previously, Laney was Senior Vice President of two of the largest global insurance brokerage firms in the capacity of broker and/or consultant for energy sector clients, transportation clients, personnel supply clients and others. Laney began his career as a risk manager with Commercial Shearing of Youngstown, OH, a steel shearing, hydraulics and foundry operation.

Laney grew up in Albany, GA. Laney graduated from the University of Georgia with an MBA - Risk Management major and Finance minor. Laney has obtained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, and was awarded the Meritorious Award by Express Personnel Services.

Kenneth L. Brune

General Counsel

Kenneth L. Brune serves as General Counsel of INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS, LTD.

Brune is a senior partner of Brune & Neff, P.C., located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is admitted to the bar in Iowa and Oklahoma. He has focused in his law practice on business, complex litigation, energy, transportation, commercial law and estate matters.

He has served as an Assistant District Attorney, a Special District Judge and a member of the Temporary Court of Appeals of the State of Oklahoma. He has been a frequent lecturer at the University of Tulsa College of Law and the Tulsa County Bar Association's Departments of Continuing Legal Education on energy, transportation and corporate and business litigation issues. He received an M.A. from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa.

Brune has served as President of the Tulsa County Bar Association, President of the Board of Education of the School of St. Mary and has also been active in the United Way. He has served as a Director of Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma for ten years, including three years as President. He also served as President of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Brune served with the U.S. Army as a combat officer in the Republic of South Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.