Lockton Re Adds Executives in Kansas City and New York

January 8, 2010

Privately owned, independent reinsurance brokerage Lockton Re has expanded its presence in the United States with the appointments of three new executives – Larry Hunter-Blank, Joe Zuk and Scott D. Polkinghorne at its offices in New York and Kansas City.

Larry Hunter-Blank joins Lockton Re as an executive director working from the company’s Kansas City headquarters, where he will primarily focus his efforts on Midwestern regional and specialty insurers.

Hunter-Blank comes to Lockton Re after three years at Swiss Re, and 17 years at GE Insurance Solutions and Employers Reinsurance. During his tenure at ERC, Hunter-Blank served in a variety of positions including property treaty underwriter, account executive in its Chicago office, Property and Casualty Reinsurance Marketing manager and Specialty Segment fanager.

Scott D. Polkinghorne joins as executive director and Joe Zuk as senior account executive in Lockton Re’s New York office, where they will work closely with Lockton Re’s US reinsurance executive John Daum.

Polkinghorne has 30 years’ experience as an insurance/reinsurance executive having worked in the US, London and Australian marketplaces.

Prior to joining Lockton Re, he was responsible for the establishment of JLT Re’s North American property reinsurance business. Before that he headed Benfield’s North American facultative reinsurance business.

Joe Zuk will work to develop new business and assist in the placement of the firm’s existing reinsurance book. Zuk joins from Paris Re bringing underwriting knowledge and brokering experience in areas including Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Specialty Casualty, Florida Property Catastrophe, Specialty Property, Workers’ Compensation, MGA Programs, and Industry Loss Warranties.

Source: Lockton

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