Chubb Names Watson, Porter to Energy Practice Leadership Posts

May 31, 2018

Chubb has announced two leadership appointments for its Energy Industry Practice serving the mid- and large-market segments.

Brad Watson and Barton Porter have been named Energy Industry Practice Leaders for Chubb’s mid-market and large-market business lines, respectively. Their responsibilities will include helping energy companies mitigate a range of risks as well as managing relationships with key distribution partners.

In the mid-market energy segment, Watson will lead the full-range of underwriting for clients focused on mining, petroleum, power, renewable and alternative energy. Based in Dallas, he will report to Jim West, executive vice president, North America Industry Practice Leader.

Watson has more than 25 years of industry experience. Most recently he served as Chubb’s underwriting manager for the Dallas region. Watson succeeds David Barclay, who will retire as the company’s mid-market Insurance Energy Practice Leader in June, after more than 36 years with Chubb.

For Chubb’s large-market energy segment, Porter will coordinate the global portfolio of products and services of the company’s large account risk management business for clients that are focused in the energy sector, including power generation, on and offshore upstream, midstream and downstream companies, including manufacturing and contracting companies that serve the energy sector.

Porter will access the company’s offerings in the global primary casualty, excess casualty, financial lines, environmental and marine lines of business. Based in Houston, he will report to John Alfieri, executive vice president, North America Major Accounts Field Operations.

Porter has 35 years of property and casualty industry experience. Prior to joining Chubb in 2014 as Global Casualty, senior vice president, underwriting branch manager, in Houston, he held a number of senior leadership positions at various brokerage firms.

Chubb’s Energy Industry Practice is represented worldwide, with 48 offices in North America.

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