Skyward Specialty names new hires for Professional & Mgmt Liability expansion

Specialty property and casualty insurer Skyward Specialty Insurance Group has appointed several underwriters and new regional teams in the Midwest and Southeast as part of its Professional Liability and Management Liability expansion.

In addition, the company has also appointed an esteemed claims executive to oversee claims for these rapidly growing businesses.

Jim Mormile will lead the Professional Liability business, and brings over 19 years of experience in Professional Liability.

Previous role include Senior Vice President of QBE North America, Vice President at Chubb, and Assistant Vice President at AIG.

The insurer has also appointed Jerome Wilson, previously of QBE North America, to expand its geographic presence with the launch of the new Southeastern Region.

Joining Wilson in the new Southeastern Region are Amy Long and Kathryn Fuchs, who together with Wilson, have just under 50 combined years of professional liability underwriting and business experience.

In the Northeast and Midwest, current Managing Director of Professional Liability, Lisa McCarney, will lead expanded Professional Liability teams in both regions.

Mari Morahan and Jung Lee-Stouffer, previously with Markel, will strengthen the company’s presence in the Midwest and Northeast, respectively. The addition of these two talented underwriters brings another 40 plus years of extraordinary experience to Skyward Specialty.

Additionally, Michael Abdulahad, recently promoted to Senior Vice President overseeing Management Liability and Financial Institutions, has led a further push into the Midwest region.

The company has also added Matt Ruge and Shane Elliot, most recently of QBE North America, to the Midwest Directors & Officers Liability team.

Finally, in support of the expansion of the Professional and Management Liability lines of business, Skyward Specialty has hired Anita Rogers as Senior Vice President of Specialty Claims.

Rogers joins the company from James River Insurance Company, where she spent the last eight years, most recently as Vice President of Claims overseeing all E&S claims.

John Burkhart, President of Specialty Lines said: “With the addition of this top-tier talent, Skyward Specialty is clearly ready to assume the mantel as a premier market in Professional and Management Liability insurance.

“We are excited to bring the deep expertise and experience of Jim, Jerome, Amy, Kathryn, Mari, Jung, Matt and Shane together with the A+ underwriting talent we have already assembled to further the excellent service capabilities, knowledge, and solution innovation that our customers and distribution partners have come to expect from our organisation.”

Sean Duffy, Chief Claims Officer commented: “Anita is a fantastic addition to an already extraordinary claims leadership team.

“With her vast and broad knowledge and experience, she will help us support not only our expanded Professional and Management Liability segments, but also our other claims-made and E&S businesses.

“Our customers and insureds deserve and expect superior claims management and Anita will, no doubt, help us continue to evolve our exceptional claims services.”

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