Valent Group, EBSCO\u2019s risk consulting and insurance division, is expanding its Mobile office with the addition of twenty-four-year insurance veteran and Senior Risk Consultant, Paul Elliott. Elliott has been with Valent Group since early 2016 in the agency’s\u00a0Birmingham, Alabama\u00a0headquarters, where he has served a variety of industries, including construction, automotive and beyond. He consults with clients regionally, including a roster of partners in\u00a0South Alabama. In his new role, he will partner with the current Mobile team to lead expansion efforts in the region. “We’re growing in Mobile and are excited to add someone of Paul’s caliber to our team,” said Paul Barber, Valent Group president. “This greatly enhances the leadership and expertise of our team in the Mobile Bay market and positions us for exceptional growth in a region that is a top priority for Valent Group.”“My family has roots in the Mobile Bay area, and I’m looking forward to serving our businesses and raising my family here,” said Elliott. “It’s a privilege to be joining my talented colleagues in Mobile and to serve our community together.”“Paul will continue to deliver on our service commitment to bring a Fortune 1000 experience to middle-market companies in Mobile, an experience that has traditionally been reserved for only the largest companies but is now being offered to small to mid-size businesses through Valent Group’s consultative approach,” added Barber.