S.H. Smith Hires Two

November 2, 2009

Insurance wholesale broker S.H. Smith & Co. has hired Shawn Young as a vice president in its large property/casualty department and Lisa A. Cox as vice president of it in-house underwriting division.

Young, who will be based in S.H. Smith & Co.’s new regional office in New Jersey, will be responsible for developing the firm’s agency relationships around the country, with focused efforts in the metro-New Jersey area as well as Eastern Pennsylvania. He will also serve as a resource for transportation expert and casualty placement, and will manage the department’s petroleum book of business.

Shaw most recently served as senior vice president for the NIP Group, where he built a retail transportation practice. He also has held senior positions developing and managing transportation programs at a large specialty brokerage, as well as at a leading public transportation broker.

Cox, who will be based in Hartford, Connecticut, will manage operations of the in-house underwriting division, which specializes in small commercial property and casualty risks that are not eligible for coverage within the standard markets.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She most recently served as vice president of strategic initiatives for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where she drove the strategy for the small commercial business unit. Prior to that, Lisa’s responsibilities included the creation of agency interfaces and eCommerce capabilities at The Hartford.

Source: S.H. Smith & Co.

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