The Westborough-based insurer or bars, restaurants, caterers and package stores announced the following promotions this week.
Sandra Haley has been promoted to senior vice president of underwriting and marketing. Until recently, Ms. Haley had been a vice president of underwriting and marketing for the agency. Prior to joining Hospitality Insurance Group, she was a commercial lines underwriting manager for the Harleysville Insurance Company in Worcester, Mass. Other positions Ms. Haley has held include being the assistant vice president at Allied American Insurance Agency in Natick and various executive positions with the Lumber Insurance Companies in Framingham. In addition to her 31 plus years of experience in the Massachusetts insurance industry, Ms. Haley is also a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager.
In addition to promoting Ms. Haley, Hospitality Insurance has also announced the hiring of two new employees. The first one is Stephanie Connon who has joined the company as a vice president of claims operations. Ms. Connon has both legal and insurance experience having begun her career with a commercial litigation law firm, handling a variety of personal injury claims. After leaving that firm, Ms. Connon then spent the next 14 years at a Fortune 100 insurance company. Prior to joining Hospitality Insurance Group, Ms. Connon headed up her own law practice which specialized in the defense of construction law litigation.
Hospitality Insurance Group has also announced the hiring of Eric Piurkowski as vice president and CFO of the company. Mr. Piurkowski previously served as a senior audit manager at Saslow, Lufkin & Buggy LP in Avon, Conn. Before that, he was an audit manager with Deloitte in Hartford. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Mr. Piurkowski is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.