Ironshore Creates U.S. P/C Operation Run By Former AIG Execs

January 22, 2009

Ironshore Inc. has appointed Steven England as executive vice president responsible for running its newly created U.S. Property/ Casualty underwriting operations based in St. Louis, Missouri.

The new unit, Ironshore National Branch, will act as a U.S. underwriting office for certain of Ironshore’s property/ casualty operations. Ironshore National Branch will build out a national distribution platform for Ironshore products utilizing primarily a wholesale brokerage distribution strategy.

Jordan Gantz and Jim Dowdy have also joined the group and both report to Steve England.

England was most recently president of AIG Landmark, where he managed the start up of an agribusiness practice. Prior to heading up AIG Landmark, he was regional vice president for AIG’s Commercial Insurance Group in Houston, Texas. he will report to Shaun Kelly, CEO of Ironshore’s U.S Operations.

Gantz has been in the insurance industry for 23 years. Prior to joining Ironshore, he was most recently senior vice president for AIG Landmark where he managed the casualty start-up of the agribusiness practice. Before joining AIG Landmark, he was the chief underwriting officer in Bermuda for Allied World Assurance Co.

Dowdy has 27 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president for AIG Landmark where he managed the property start-up of the agribusiness practice. Prior to AIG Landmark, Dowdy was zonal property manager for Lexington Insurance Co.’s Northeast Zone.

Source: Ironshore
www.ironshore.com

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