Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Hires 2 Execs From Zurich, The Hartford

August 16, 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance — the recently launched commercial P/C insurance unit of Berkshire Hathaway — announced on Thursday the appointments of Leo Carroll as senior vice president, healthcare professional liability, and William Sullivan as vice president, construction casualty.

These newly appointed executives will lead the efforts in the key healthcare and construction markets, said David Bresnahan, executive vice president, casualty, healthcare professional liability and executive and professional lines, at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

Carroll was previously senior vice president and head of healthcare professional liability at Zurich North America. He has spent nearly his entire 23 year insurance career devoted to the healthcare segment. Prior to serving as senior vice president of five regional underwriting offices, he was vice president of the healthcare large account segment and underwriting zone leader and, before that, regional vice president for production underwriting at Zurich North America.

Carroll was also previously healthcare underwriter and senior claim analyst at AIG. He holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation. He will be based in the New York office of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

Sullivan was most recently assistant vice president, construction wrap-up and strategic business development, at The Hartford Financial Services Group. Prior to that, he was vice president, construction, and established the company’s formal construction operation.

Sullivan was also previously assistant vice president, specialty construction, and manager of national accounts at The Hartford Financial Services Group, and underwriting supervisor at Liberty Mutual. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He will be based in the Boston office.

 

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