Argo Surety Expands Capacity, Establishes Presence in Chicago

August 24, 2011

Argo Surety, a member ofArgo Group International Holdings, has established a presence in the Chicago area with the appointment of Dan Carlson as vice president for North Central and Western U.S. Regions. In addition, it is now offering up to $50,000,000 in aggregate surety bond capacity for qualifying clients.

Carlson will report to Argo Surety Chief Underwriting Officer Josh Betz. He joins Surety Underwriting Vice President Mark Farina and a commercial surety team, where he will build and manage the infrastructure for underwriting and marketing commercial surety, as well as assist in developing a national plan for operations within the commercial surety platform.

Carlson has more than 25 years of commercial surety experience. For the last eight years, he served as senior regional vice president for Zurich Surety.

Argo Surety specializes in commercial and contract surety bonds, providing coverage for licenses and permits, court costs, and other miscellaneous needs. Targeted classes include, but are not limited to: service and general contractors, highway, transportation, manufacturing, energy/oil and gas, waste services, public utilities, healthcare, technology and coal and other mining.

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