Ironshore Inc.’s Specialty Casualty unit has named Merle E. Shapiro to the position of product line manager for Public Entity lines. She will be responsible for expanding Ironshore’s Public Entity practice and building upon its platform of serving municipal and state governmental units, special public facilities, school districts and higher educational institutions.
Shapiro is being promoted to head the Public Entity line after serving for more than five years as assistant product line manager. Prior to joining Ironshore in 2009, she was vice president with Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. as a specialty underwriter for primary and excess programs for public sector clients.
Shapiro is based in Ironshore’s San Francisco office, reporting to Kevin Whitehead, chief underwriting officer of the Specialty Casualty unit.