Illinois-Based RLI Promotes 4 in Claim Department

February 5, 2015

Specialty insurer, RLI Corp., based in Peoria, Ill., has promoted several leaders within the claim department.

Don Driscoll, vice president, claim, has been promoted to vice president, chief claim officer. Driscoll will retain responsibility for management oversight of the claim department.

Driscoll joined RLI in 1996 as director, coverage and casualty claim. He held various positions in the claim department until being promoted to vice president, claim, in 2000. Driscoll has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience.

Ira Sussman, assistant vice president, claim, has been promoted to vice president, surety and design professional claims. Sussman will continue to be responsible for the successful handling and resolution of surety and design professional claims.

Sussman joined RLI in 2008 as assistant vice president, claim, and has more than 15 years of insurance industry experience.

Brian Casey, vice president and claim counsel, has been promoted to vice president, chief claim counsel. Casey will retain responsibility for supervising the management of claim-related litigation and providing legal advice to the company on a variety of claim-related matters.

Casey joined RLI in 1996 as manager, casualty claims. He held various positions in the claim department until being promoted to vice president and claim counsel in 2002. Casey has more than 25 years of insurance industry experience.

Betsy McLaughlin, assistant vice president, assistant claim counsel, has been promoted to vice president, claim counsel. McLaughlin will continue to be responsible for managing claim-related litigation against the company and providing legal advice and counsel to the claim department.

McLaughlin joined RLI in 2000 as director, claim, and held various positions in the claim department until being promoted to assistant vice president, assistant claim counsel in 2012. McLaughlin has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience.

RLI offers a diversified portfolio of property and casualty coverages and surety bonds serving niche or underserved markets. RLI operates in all 50 states from office locations across the country.

Source: RLI Corp.

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