Venture Names Dolce, EVP; Teter, Senior Underwriter

February 28, 2008

West Chester, Pa.-based Venture Insurance Programs named Joseph Dolce as executive vice president, and Mary Teter as senior vice president of underwriting of Venture’s National Accounts Division.

As executive vice president, Dolce will oversee Venture’s National Accounts Division, which offers alternatives for larger accounts – primarily golf management companies, resort properties and other large hospitality risks – that have national presence or require significant risk management services. This division gives qualified accounts access to alternative risk financing structures such as large deductibles or captives and specialized risk management services.

Dolce has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been instrumental in all aspects of alternative risk financing, reinsurance treaties and package lines development for Venture. He began his career with Venture in 1993 as director of underwriting and most recently served as executive vice president of underwriting.

Before joining Venture, Dolce served for 10 years as casualty underwriting director for Philip J. Harvey & Co., and also as casualty wrap-up and national account specialist in the Mid-Atlantic region for Crum & Forster Insurance Group. In 1978, he began his insurance career as a casualty underwriter with General Accident Insurance Companies’ Philadelphia branch.

Dolce holds a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

As senior vice president of underwriting, Teter will be responsible for underwriting and reviewing new submissions, negotiating with carriers, overseeing implementation of risk management programs for each account, and providing service and support to brokers.

Teter has 20 years of insurance industry experience and joined Venture in 1993, most recently serving as senior underwriter for the Preferred Club Program. Prior to joining Venture, she was employed at Philip J. Harvey & Co., where she worked in various agency operations, including large commercial accounts.

Source: Venture Programs, www.ventureprograms.com

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