Scott, Baskam Join Ridge Insurance

May 28, 2015

Insurance industry veterans Adrian Scott and John Baskam have joined Ridge Insurance Solutions, the managing agency started by Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and ex-secretary of Homeland Security.

Scott joins as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer and Baskam as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Scott has 25 years of professional and financial lines experience across a variety of segments. He most recently was at QBE North America in the major brokers division where he led the creation of a new professional and financial lines underwriting platform. Prior to joining QBE in 2011, Scott built the North American E&O underwriting division for Valiant Insurance Co. (U.S. operations of Ariel Re) before it was acquired.

Scott also has worked for Minet and Aon and as a managing director at Marsh.

Baskam has 20 years insurance industry experience as a senior executive in primary and reinsurance complex specialty lines. He previously managed underwriting, loss control, and claims issues for CNA Insurance, XL Reinsurance North America, US Insurance group, and AIG.

Ridge Insurance Solutions Co. has offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and Alpharetta, Georgia.

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