Specialist insurer Beazley has hired Cal Spessard to head the team responsible for handling claims arising from the company’s environmental liability business.
Spessard joins Beazley from environmental risk management specialists WCD Group, where he served as director, claims and litigation services. Prior to joining WCD in 2016, he held a series of senior claims roles at AIG for 12 years.
At Beazley, he succeeds Larry Griffin, who has been promoted to head the claims team responsible for Beazley’s professions business, which, in addition to environmental liability, includes professional liability for architects and engineers and for lawyers.
Beazley said environmental liability has been a growth area in recent years, accounting for more than $100 million in premiums in 2018.
Spessard will be based in Beazley’s New York office.
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