QBE NA Names Lessman Head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals

QBE North America has Toria Lessman as senior vice president, head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals. She is based in Chicago.

Lessman had most recently been serving as head of Transactional Liability, one of the key business lines in the Professional Lines portfolio.

In her new role, Lessman will assume responsibility for evaluating the market to identify opportunities to profitably grow all the lines of business in the Professional Lines and Industry Verticals portfolio. Besides Transactional Liability, the business lines include E&O, D&O for both private and public companies, and the Financial Institutions and Healthcare industry vertical practices.

An attorney by trade, Lessman has more than a decade of insurance industry experience. She joined QBE in 2011 in QBE’s policy regulatory and compliance practice before focusing on new product development for Management Liability & Professional Lines in 2014, helping to launch 29 specialty insurance products. Four years later, she was promoted to lead the Transactional Liability business.

Prior to joining QBE, Lessman worked as a regulatory and compliance attorney with the law firm Tressler LLP, where she advised insurance companies and provided coverage litigation expertise across multiple lines of business.

QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Source: QBE North America