QBE North America News

QBE Names 4 From Berkshire Hathaway to Financial Lines Team

QBE North America announced the appointment of four senior industry veterans to leadership positions within its Financial Lines business. Joining QBE are: Danielle Librizzi as head of Professional Liability Thomas Kocaj as head of Management Liability Michael McGuinness as senior …

QBE North America Hires Berkshire Hathaway’s Fortin, Greeley for Financial Lines

QBE North America has appointed Dan Fortin as president and Todd Greeley as chief operating officer for Financial Lines. Both executives joined QBE NA from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. With the hires, QBE NA said it aims to expand it …

QBE North America Names Prahl to Co-lead Western Region

QBE North America has named Lucas Prahl senior vice president, regional underwriting leader, for the Western region. The company has also named Bobby Steinsdoerfer senior vice president, regional underwriting leader, in the Central region. Prahl, who joined QBE in 2017, …

QBE NA Appoints Steinsdoerfer as Central Regional Underwriting Leader

QBE North America has hired Bobby Steinsdoerfer as senior vice president, regional underwriting leader – central region. Steinsdoerfer joins QBE from AIG’s Blackboard Insurance Co., bringing 12 years of underwriting and strategic leadership experience in commercial and specialty insurance. Prior …

For 60% of Mid-Sized Businesses, Crisis Management Is Key Unmet Need

Nearly 60 percent of mid-sized businesses said crisis management remains a top unmet need in terms of reducing risk exposure. At the same time, a little over a third said they’re concerned about rising insurance rates, according to a new …

QBE NA Names Lessman Head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals

QBE North America has Toria Lessman as senior vice president, head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals. She is based in Chicago. Lessman had most recently been serving as head of Transactional Liability, one of the key business lines in …

Woosley Named Sr. VP, Broker Management & Sales Operations at QBE NA

QBE North America has appointed Thaddeus Woosley as senior vice president, Broker Management & Sales Operations. He is based in Chicago. Woosley most recently served as vice president, strategic advisor, Specialty & Commercial, at QBE North America. He has 15 …

QBE North America Promotes Gransbury to Head New Specialty Unit; Krauss to A&H

QBE North America has promoted Steve Gransbury to head of Specialty Insurance, a new group of existing QBE businesses, and promoted Tara Krauss to head of Accident & Health. The Specialty Insurance unit Gransbury now leads consists of QBE’s Accident …

Chubb’s McNab Joins QBE North America as Chief Human Resources Officer

Specialty Insurer QBE North America announced the appointment of Becket McNab as chief human resources officer. McNab will be responsible for all North America human resources activities, including driving the company’s focus on talent and culture. McNab joins QBE from …

QBE North America Appoints Moore Chief Operating Officer

QBE North America announced the appointment of Dan Moore as chief operating officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will lead Claims, Technology and Operations and oversee communications and branding. He had been serving as the chief operating officer on …