Tower Group Names Beitz to Head New Program Unit

Tower Group, Inc. in New York announced the appointment of Joseph P. Beitz to a newly created position as managing vice president of program underwriting, reporting to Michael H. Lee, Tower Group, Inc’s president and chief executive officer.

Beitz’s primary responsibilities will be the production and management of new program opportunities for the company, which will be underwritten by its own insurance company and through other insurance companies for which its managing general agency produces premiums.

With 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, Beitz most recently served as president and chief operating officer of NOVA Casualty Company in Buffalo, N.Y. In his role at NOVA Casualty Company, Beitz managed the program division through a subsidiary, NOVA Alternative Risk. Prior to that, Beitz was with Odyssey America Reinsurance.