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James Castle

Senior Executive Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services

James Castle is the Alliant Insurance Services senior executive vice president for the Greater San Diego. Previously, he served as a vice president. He has specialized in providing insurance programs and risk management services to the construction industry for more than 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Alliant, which is based in Orange County, has a history that dates to 1925.

ALMA MATER: University of Redlands

SOCAL ROOTS: He graduated from Elsinore High School in Riverside County, went to JC in Orange County, graduated college in San Bernardino County and has lived in Orange County and San Diego County.