Fleischman Joins Phoenix as Division President; Roberts Joins as EVP

June 25, 2008

Carole Fleischman has joined Red Bank, N.J.-based Phoenix Underwriting Managers, a national managing general agent (MGA) for specialty insurance programs, as president of its Managed Insurance Programs Division.

Before developing the Contractors’ Choice program in 1996, Fleischman was senior vice president for Glendale, Calif.-based Stewart Smith West where she was responsible for the development and management of underwriting programs, including national programs for couriers and contractors. She has also served as managing vice president of Alexander Howden North America in Pasadena, and spent seven years with Industrial Underwriters both as Branch Manager and Casualty Manager. Additional experience includes Western Employers Insurance, Hartford Insurance Company, General Accident Group and CNA Insurance.

Joining Fleischman, is Aleck Roberts, who will serve as executive vice president of the Managed Insurance Programs Division. He is primarily responsible for marketing of all of the programs and program administration. Before joining Fleischman in 2004, Roberts was senior vice president with Commonwealth Risk Services for 13 years, responsible for marketing Legion Insurance Company products either as specialty insurance programs or as alternative risk financing products to standard large market insureds. Prior to moving to the United States, Roberts worked as a chartered accountant in Canada and then Bermuda.

Managed Insurance Programs Division includes the Contractors’ Choice program for the building industry, which Fleischman developed in 1996. Contractors’ Choice features a general liability program designed for general contractors, available in most states and written
by an A.M. Best “A” rated carrier. In addition, Contractors’ Choice provides risk management, loss control and claims administration for residential and commercial contractors.

The Division also includes the Silver Lining insurance program, which provides general liability and professional liability coverage for nursing homes with one to 10 locations. The program, which is written on a non-admitted basis through Lloyd’s of London, also has the
ability to write assisted living facilities as a stand-alone feature and independent living facilities.

Source: Phoenix Underwriting Managers

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