Scottsdale Insurance Co. named Steve Franke as vice president of contract underwriting for the Western region.
Franke will oversee the Northwest, Southwest and Pacific regions. He will report to Gary Tiepelman, senior vice president of contract underwriting. Franke replaces Dave McDermid, who retired from Scottsdale in December, 2012.
Franke has 32 years’ experience in the specialty lines business. He most recently served as vice president of agency management and business development at Scottsdale Insurance. Franke has served in management roles at various E&S firms. Franke is also a board member the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas.
Scottsdale Insurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide Co.