N.J.-Based Crum & Forster Names VP of Fidelity Practice

New Jersey-based Crum & Forster appointed Joseph Prystupa as vice president in its management and professional services division (MAPS) overseeing the fidelity and crime practice.

In his new role, Prystupa will help expand Crum & Forster’s book of business in the traditional areas of fidelity and crime. He will be based in New York City and reports to Lori Marino, senior vice president in the management and professional services division.

Prystupa comes to Crum & Forster with 30 years of fidelity experience. Most recently he served as assistant vice president of the financial institutions book for RLI, and prior to that he held the post of vice president of fidelity at Quanta Holdings. He has also held various senior positions within CNA, including underwriting director of the fidelity department specializing in financial institutions.

Prystupa began his insurance career at the Aetna Casualty & Surety Company where he was trained at the Aetna Bond School. He has sat on ad hoc committees and industry panels for ISO and the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, where he was involved in the development of various bond policies.

Crum & Forster is a national insurance group that is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Crum & Forster is a registered trademark of United States Fire Insurance Company. The operating units within Crum & Forster provide standard and specialty insurance products and services.