Beazley Restructures U.S. Executive Risk Leadership Team

September 18, 2020

Beazley has restructured its Executive Risk leadership structure in the United States, which aims to support greater knowledge sharing and collaboration within the global executive risk teams and will focus on developing innovative insurance solutions that tackle the board-level risks faced by companies today.

The new team is led by Jeremie Saada, head of US Executive Risk, effective immediately. Team members include:

  • Jason Lowney, who will continue to manage the Northeast team, as he has done since joining Beazley in 2017. In addition, Lowney takes responsibility for managing the Central region, which recently expanded with the appointment of new underwriting talent in Chicago to support Beazley’s goal of accelerating growth in the Midwest.
  • Jordan Benshoof, who will lead the West region for the Executive Risk team. After spending more than a decade as a broker, Benshoof joined Beazley in 2017 and was the first Executive Risk underwriter in the region. He has strong client and broker relationships, which have been instrumental in the growth in the region across multiple Cyber & Executive Risk product lines.
  • Jon Palmquist, who has been promoted to run the South Central team and will relocate to Dallas from New York in the fourth quarter. Palmquist has been with Beazley for almost 10 years and has gained experience across a number of underwriting roles across the U.S.
  • Christina Herald, who will continue to manage the Southeast region out of Atlanta. In addition, she has underwriting responsibility across the U.S. for Safeguard, Beazley’s sexual misconduct liability insurance solution, which combines advanced risk management and crisis response services with effective insurance coverage.
  • Dan DeAlmeida, who will continue to lead Beazley’s efforts nationally for the employment practices liability (EPL) and private company directors and officers (D&O) products.

“As our team continues to grow and navigate through a very dynamic market and across various lines of business, it is important to evolve accordingly and ensure we continue to respond and flex to the changing needs of customers and brokers,” said Saada.

“As such, our US Executive Risk team is prepared for more growth in our products and services and to develop propositions that meet the challenging and emerging risks faced by executives and businesses,” Saada added.

Source: Beazley

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