ACE Reveals New Chubb Field Management Team, 8 Regional Executives

September 8, 2015

ACE Limited announced the leadership team it intends to appoint for the company’s North America field organization that will take over upon completion of the acquisition of Chubb, which ACE said is expected in the first quarter of 2016.

The company also revealed the executives who will be in charge of eight regional offices that will oversee a 48-branch network across the U.S. and Canada for the new Chubb Group. Four of the regional executive officers are from ACE and four from Chubb. Two are women.

[In a separate announcement, ACE named the executives for its business units and major product lines in North America for the new Chubb Group.]

As previously reported, Harold L. Morrison Jr. will serve as senior vice president of the new Chubb Group and division president, field operations, for the North America Insurance division. Currently executive vice president, chief global field officer and chief administrative officer of The Chubb Corp., Morrison will be responsible for the field organization in North America, which includes 48 offices in the U.S. and Canada. He will be responsible for regional and branch office functions and services to agent and broker distribution partners.

Gerard M. Butler will serve as executive vice president and deputy field officer for North America, with responsibility for coordinating the company’s North American distribution relationships, sales results and practices, and field analytics resources. Butler is currently executive vice president and U.S. field territory operations manager of Chubb & Son. Butler will report to Morrison.

Regional Offices

Reporting to Morrison will be eight regional executive officers (REOs) who will operate a 48-branch network across the U.S. and Canada, divided into eight regions headquartered in New York City: Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Toronto. The REOs will be responsible for regional underwriting and sales strategies of the North American business units, staff management, production, profit and loss, and distribution management.

Reporting to each REO will be a regional chief operating officer (RCOO), and together the REO and RCOO will work as the leadership team managing each significant territory.

  • Boston: John M. Swords will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Boston Region. Swords is currently senior vice president and Boston regional branch manager of Chubb. Reporting to Swords and serving as RCOO will be Mitchell C. Schmidt, who will lead the Boston office. Schmidt is currently REO, Northeast, ACE USA. The branch offices in the region will be New Haven and Rochester.
  • New York: John J. Alfieri will serve as executive vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the New York region. Alfieri is currently division president, regional operations, ACE USA, and division president of global accounts, North America. Reporting to Alfieri and serving as RCOO will be Peter J. Tucker, who will lead the New York office. Tucker is currently senior vice president and New York/New Jersey regional branch manager of Chubb. The branch offices in the region will be White Plains, Uniondale and Warren.
  • Philadelphia: Robert M. Poliseno will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Philadelphia region. Poliseno is currently REO, Mid-Atlantic region, ACE USA. Reporting to Poliseno and serving as RCOO will be Kelly P. O’Leary, who will lead the Philadelphia office. O’Leary is currently senior vice president and Philadelphia regional branch manager of Chubb. The branches in the region will be Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., Richmond and Baltimore.
  • Atlanta: D. Scott Dalton will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Atlanta region. Dalton is currently senior vice president and Atlanta regional branch manager of Chubb. Reporting to Dalton and serving as RCOO will be James M. Shevlin, who will lead the Atlanta office. Shevlin is currently REO, Southeast region, ACE USA. The branches in the region will be Tampa, Birmingham, Nashville and Charlotte.
  • Chicago: Kelley J. Kinsella will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Chicago region. Kinsella is currently REO, Midwest region, ACE USA. Reporting to Kinsella and serving as RCOO will be Kevin G. Smith, who will lead the Chicago office. Smith is currently senior vice president and Chicago regional branch manager of Chubb. The branches in the region will be Itasca, Detroit, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Columbus and Louisville.
  • Dallas: Timothy E. Rau will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Dallas region. Rau is currently REO, Southwest region, ACE USA. Reporting to Rau and serving as RCOO will be Gary R. Delong, who will lead the Dallas office. Delong is currently senior vice president and Dallas regional branch manager of Chubb. The branches in the region will be Houston, Austin, Tulsa and Denver.
  • Los Angeles: James A. Darling will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO of the Los Angeles region. Darling is currently senior vice president and Los Angeles regional branch manager of Chubb. Reporting to Darling and serving as RCOO will be Andrea T. Pearson, who will lead the Los Angeles office. Pearson is currently REO, Los Angeles/Western Region, ACE USA. The branches in the region will be San Francisco, Newport Beach, San Ramon, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix.
  • Canada: Ellen J. Moore will serve as senior vice president, North America Insurance, and REO, Canadian operations. Moore is currently senior vice president and Canadian zone officer of Chubb. Reporting to Moore and serving as RCOO will be Andy Hollenberg, who will lead the Toronto office. Hollenberg is currently country president, Canada, ACE Group. The branches in the region will be Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

 

 

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