Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has appointed Michael Finnegan to the newly-created position of chief underwriting officer for U.S. operations.
Prior to joining LIU, Finnegan was chief operating officer of Liberty Mutual Reinsurance (LMR), an independent business unit within Liberty Specialty Markets. LMR is the dedicated U.S. assumed reinsurance operation of Liberty Mutual Group.
Based in New York, Finnegan will report to Jim Hinchley, president of LIU Americas.
Reporting directly to Finnegan will be:
- Carl Pursiano – senior vice president, Specialty Casualty
- Tim Kania – senior vice president, Energy & Construction
- Don Harrell – senior vice president, Marine
- Michael Carr – senior vice president, Excess & Surplus Property
Finnegan will also have responsibility for a new underwriting leadership role – head of U.S. Casualty – to oversee a number of casualty products. The leaders of Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Environmental, and Crisis Management will report to this new position.
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