Crum & Forster Adds 3 to CoverXSpecialty Team

May 9, 2014

Crum & Forster has made three appointments to its leadership team at CoverXSpecialty, which specializes in coverage for business with unique risks.

Sam Anderson, a 32-year veteran of the insurance industry, has been named senior vice president of the newly developed Niche Marketing business segment. Anderson most recently served as president of marketing for Colony Specialty after serving in leadership roles at GenStar and Argonaut Specialty. He will oversee Security, Binding, Life Sciences, Oil and Gas, and Small Business Units for CoverXSpecialty.

Mark St. Aoro, another veteran of the insurance industry, has been named vice president in a newly-created role heading the Analytics Group at CoverXSpecialty, where he will have oversight of Research & Development, Modeling, Audits and Forms. Previously, he worked at Torus Insurance Co., and has experience in product development initiatives, technical pricing, coverage analysis and strategic planning.

Both individuals will report to Tom Bredahl, chief underwriting officer for First Mercury, which writes policies produced by CoverXSpecialty.

Also, Steve Dresner joins CoverXSpecialty as vice president, Primary Group Manager, reporting to Mike Kwan, senior vice president of the Primary Department. Dresner has held various leadership roles across more than 30 years in the industry. He comes to CoverXSpecialty from the Global Insurance Distribution team at Endurance Specialty Holdings. Previously, he worked for both Hartford and GenRe Corp.

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