Platinum Specialty Underwriters
Platinum Specialty Underwriters, an XPT company, has added transportation expert Malcolm Gilreath as vice president of Underwriting. He is based in Platinum’s Plano, Texas office.
Gilreath will lead the underwriting team, as well as underwrite for Platinum Truck Program, an admitted nationwide long haul truck program, distributed exclusively through XPT Transportation. He will also lead the firm’s trucking training resources and support the development of additional trucking products.
Gilreath has over 25 years of transportation and insurance experience including positions with trucking companies, transportation insurance, and as a transportation safety consultant. Most recently Gilreath was president and owner of Proactive Transportation Safety Services Inc., providing risk management and safety consulting services to trucking companies. He has also held positions including senior underwriter and regional trainer positions for Great West Casualty Co.
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation SE Division
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has appointed Joe Connelly, president, South Central Zone, North America General Insurance at AIG, as chair of the Southeast Division board of directors.
The division is based in Dallas and serves 13 states, with IICF chapters in Atlanta and Houston, along with plans to expand across several states.
Connelly has served as a board member of the IICF’s Southeast Division for two years.
As board chair, Connelly will help lead the Southeast Division’s philanthropic and diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the region, building relationships throughout the community and championing initiatives that provide essential support to those in need.
At AIG, Connelly leads the strategy, execution and delivery of their commercial insurance business and service capabilities in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Prior to joining AIG, he worked at Chubb as executive vice president in the North America Major Accounts Division and at ACE USA as the regional executive officer of the Houston region.
Connelly succeeds Richard Gergasko of Texas Mutual Insurance Company and Mark Shults of The Hartford, who served as co-chairs of the Southeast Division board of directors for two years.
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