Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) announced two new executive appointments in the company’s Primary Casualty and Marine units.
LIU named Peter Donovan as vice president – Primary Casualty. Donovan is a former broker, underwriter, and underwriting manager with 25 years of industry experience. In his new position, Donovan will be responsible for general liability placements along with managing the Southeast Region. Based in Atlanta at the Galleria Parkway LIU office, he is part of a team that works primarily with wholesalers in the Southeast on LIU’s primary and casualty excess business. Prior to LIU, he was an assistant vice president with ACE in Atlanta, where he managed the Southeast Region for Custom Casualty.
LIU also appointed Zach McAbee as vice president of marine. He will be based in LIU’s Chicago office to service the Midwest. McAbee is a licensed deck officer and graduate of the California Maritime Academy. McAbee has eight years of industry experience but spent his early career on ships as varied as Alaskan fishing vessels to foreign-flagged container ships routed through the Suez Canal. Using his prior technical experience, McAbee will help brokers place business for all marine products including cargo, marine liabilities, hull and protection and indemnity (P&I). Previously, he was with Travelers as a managing director in Chicago.
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