Navigators Promotes Duca to President; Civisca, Helfers, Lowery Appointed

September 21, 2009

New York-based The Navigators Group Inc. made several management appointments at Navigators Management Company Inc. (NMC) its principal U.S. underwriting agency.

Christopher Duca has been promoted to president and chief executive officer, reporting to Stanley Adam Galanski, who will serve as chairman of NMC and will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of The Navigators Group Inc. and the
insurance company subsidiaries.

Duca joined the company in 2001 and has been responsible for NMC’s management liability, professional liability and casualty business. He will continue to maintain direct responsibility for Navigators’ global management and professional liability business, and for specialty casualty business.

Michael Civisca has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of NMC. Civisca joined the Company in 1987 and has most recently been responsible for the marine, energy, inland
marine and commercial multi-peril business of NMC.

Ed Helfers has been named president of NMC’s Marine Division. Helfers joined the company in 2006 to form the Inland Marine Division, which he will continue to manage.

Lori Ann Lowery has joined Navigators in the newly created position as president of Field Operations. Lowery most recently served as president of Lloyd’s Inc., North America. She is recognized as an insurance industry leader, with 22 years of experience including executive positions at Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Marsh. She will oversee NMC’s marketing, sales, distribution, management and overall oversight of U.S. regional management across all product lines.

Source: The Navigators Group

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