Houston’s Skyward Specialty Names Burkhart President of Specialty Lines

Houston-based Skyward Specialty Insurance Group Inc. (Skyward Specialty) has appointed John Burkhart president of specialty lines with oversight of Executive and Professional Liability, Healthcare Professional Liability, Surety, E&S and the A&H businesses.

Burkhart brings 28 years of experience and has held progressively broader management roles at QBE North America and Chubb.

At QBE North America, Burkhart oversaw Management Liability, Professional Liability, Financial Institutions, Healthcare and Transactional Liability.

Previously at Chubb, his responsibilities included regional leadership in the Specialty Underwriting Center and serving as the UK and Ireland Specialty Underwriting leader, as well as Global FI product management. T

The company also announced that Kirby Hill is assuming expanded responsibilities as president of Industry Solutions and Specialty Programs. In this role, Skyward Specialty takes full advantage of Hill’s 35 years of industry expertise and experience building and scaling niche products and solutions.

Skyward Specialty is a property/casualty insurance holding company. Its subsidiary insurance companies consist of Houston Specialty Insurance Co.; Imperium Insurance Co.; Great Midwest Insurance Co.; Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Co.; and Boston Indemnity Co. Inc.

Source: Skyward Specialty