Ironshore Makes Two Executive Appointments

February 19, 2010

Specialty insurer Ironshore Inc. has appointed Jordan Gantz as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer of the U.S. Specialty Casualty unit.

Gantz currently serves as senior vice president at Ironshore Risk Agency, responsible for the national wholesale casualty operations based in St. Louis, Missouri. In his new role, where he will be based in New York, Gantz will be responsible for setting underwriting guidelines and strategies for existing and new product lines in the Specialty Casualty unit nationwide.

Prior to joining Ironshore, Gantz was senior vice president for Landmark Insurance Co., where he was responsible for building a new casualty practice for the commercial agribusiness sector, and he also served as chief underwriting officer for Allied World Assurance Co. In addition, Gantz has held positions with Lexington Insurance Co., Munich American Risk Partners and Chubb.

In addition, Ironshore has also promoted Dutch Phillips to the expanded role of vice president, U.S. Specialty Casualty, responsible for the nationwide wholesale casualty operation based in St. Louis. Phillips will manage the day-to-day activities of a staff that underwrites general liability, umbrella, and excess liability for a diverse client base of excess and surplus lines businesses. Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Phillips spent 7 years with AIG and has also held positions with American Home where he managed Excess Casualty lines in Texas and Louisiana.

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Source: Ironshore Inc.

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