Allied World U.S. Opens New Offices in Western Region

January 15, 2009

Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings Ltd. announced the recent opening of two new Allied World U.S. offices in California, located in Costa Mesa and Los Angeles. These offices were opened to expand distribution of Allied World’s specialty products throughout the Western region of the United States, and to affirm Allied World’s ongoing commitment to service and innovation.

Bobby Bowden, Allied World U.S. executive vice president, marketing/business development and western regional manager, will oversee Allied World’s West Coast operations, including the two new offices and the existing office located in San Francisco.

Bowden joined Allied World on Oct. 29, 2008, and brings with him more than 18 years of insurance experience. He has spent time at AIG as well as Marsh & McLennan, working out of New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Allied World’s Costa Mesa office will serve as a distribution point for Allied World Specialty, a division of Allied World U.S. that primarily trades with wholesale broking channels. Mark Kleabir, senior vice president of Allied World Specialty, will oversee general casualty products and serve as branch manager.

The Los Angeles office will serve as a distribution point for Allied World Brokerage, a division of Allied World U.S. that primarily trades with retail broking channels. John Verhoorn, vice president, professional lines, brokerage, formerly working out of the San Francisco office, will head the professional lines team. Lana Lee, assistant vice president, casualty, brokerage, will oversee general casualty products.

The existing San Francisco office will continue to serve as an Allied World Brokerage distribution point, offering general casualty, property, professional lines and healthcare products. Matt Meyer is vice president, general casualty and branch manager of the San Francisco office.

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