People Moves: McCarthy to Become ISU CEO; WTW Hires Aon’s Graziano to Lead Casualty Strategy for CRB NA; Markel Names McGrath Head of Fine Art N.A.

June 17, 2024
Dan McCarthy

ISU Group (ISU), an independent agency network, said Dan McCarthy will become the next chief executive officer, assuming the responsibilities held by T.J. Ryan III over the past 35 years.

McCarthy is currently ISU’s chief operating officer, a role he has held for the last decade.

Samantha Hollman, CEO – International of Steadfast Group, said the appointment will allow for a smooth transition from current CEO T.J. Ryan III, who will then move into a newly created role of vice chairman, where he will focus on strategic projects and industry opportunities.

WTW appoints Graziano as Casualty Strategy and Execution Leader for CRB NA

Len Graziano

WTW appointed Len Graziano as casualty strategy and execution leader within Corporate Risk and Broking, North America (CRB NA).

Graziano joins WTW from Aon, where he led the excess casualty practice. At WTW, he will focus on developing and implementing client-centric initiatives throughout the North America casualty market and promote the strategic alignment of all casualty product lines by incorporating industry vertical specialization, talent mapping, and go-to-market strategy differentiation.

WTW said Graziano will enhance WTW’s capabilities including policy form creation, coverage comparison tools, deep analytical insights, and real-time market perspective to provide clients with timely and relevant discernments. Graziano will also serve as a senior casualty broking representative on some of the most complex risks within WTW’s portfolio, including new clients.

McGrath to Lead Markel Fine Art, N.A.

Kyle McGrath

Markel, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, appointed Kyle McGrath as its Head of Fine Art – North America.

McGrath will be responsible for leading Markel’s Fine Art business in North America and driving the expansion of this class of business along with developing the regional underwriting strategy, product offering and regional footprint.

McGrath, who is based in New York, joins Markel from Private Client Select (formerly AIG Private Client Group), where she spent three years as vice president – head of fine art and collections for the insurer’s private client group. Prior to that, McGrath spent seven years at AXA XL, working in various senior roles in the organization’s North American fine art and specie team and global chief underwriting office.

Topics Aon Willis Towers Watson Casualty

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