David J. Bresnahan has been named president of Lexington Insurance Co., the surplus lines unit of Chartis Insurance.
He is succeeding Peter Eastwood, who is mving into his new role as president and chief executive officer of Chartis for the United States and Canada region.
Most recently, Bresnahan was the executive vice president of Lexington’s casualty, healthcare, and programs divisions. He joined Lexington in 1999 as manager of the errors and omissions product line. In 2002, he was named vice president responsible for Lexington’s professional lines and construction business. In 2004, he was promoted to senior vice president, casualty division executive.
Prior to joining Boston-based Lexington, Bresnahan held managerial positions at Executive Liability and New Hampshire Insurance Co. after joining Chartis in 1995. Bresnahan began his underwriting career in 1990 at Chubb Group.