Zurich announced that Jim Dowdy will add responsibility for its North America railroad insurance practice in addition to overseeing Zurich’s specialty lines property business. The company also appointed Ron Mathewson and Gary Linde as casualty underwriters supporting the railroad business.
Roger Brunner, head of casualty and property for Zurich specialty products, said the company aims to increase its railroad and wholesale distribution businesses.
Dowdy joined Zurich in January 2010. He previously served as senior vice president for Ironshore Insurance Services and has held a variety of different leadership positions in the insurance industry over the past 30 years.
Mathewson joins Zurich from Chartis Excess Casualty where he was national practice leader for their railroad business. He Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Linde joins Zurich from Odyssey Reinsurance Corporation where he served as assistant vice president in support of rail insurers for facultative reinsurance.
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