ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group of Companies, has announced the appointment of Kathleen Muedder, CPCU, as Senior Vice President, Emerging Issues. She will focus on identifying strategic opportunities for growth within ACE USA’s business units, with a primary focus on workers compensation.
Muedder most recently served as the Worldwide Practice Leader for
Workers Compensation and Risk Office Executive at Royal and Sun Alliance in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to that, she was Associate Executive Director at Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) and Vice President, Corporate Underwriting and Director of Government Affairs for Zurich Insurance. Her experience has included assignments in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Canada. She began her career with Allstate Insurance as an agent and underwriter
“As a leader in the workers compensation field, ACE USA is committed to meeting customer needs by identifying and developing innovative and beneficial programs,” stated James Macdonald, Chief Underwriting Officer for ACE USA. “With extensive experience in domestic and international workers compensation, Kathy is ideally suited to help ACE USA anticipate market trends, grow our product portfolio and further strengthen our pposition as an industry leader.”
ACE described Ms. Muedder as a seasoned insurance professional, who has authored numerous articles for publications such as Asia Insurance Review and Human Resources Planning. She also has served as the Chairperson of the American Insurance Association (AIA) Workers Compensation Committee, Chair of the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board and a board
member for the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI),
California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI), National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and National Workers CompensationReinsurance Pool (NWCRP).
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