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Liberty Mutual Unit Appoints Jon Tellekamp and Doug Manwaring as Chief Underwriting Officers
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jon Tellekamp as Chief Underwriting Officer for National Insurance – Excess Casualty, and Doug Manwaringas Chief Underwriting Officer of National Insurance – Public Entities and Programs. Both will report to David Perez, Executive Vice President and General Manager, National Insurance Specialty.
“We have dedicated industry and product teams that have been adding value to our brokers and customers for over 20 years by helping them better meet the complex needs of businesses that require a specialized focus on underwriting and services,” notes Perez. “Each team blends effective coverages with superior risk engineering that prevents the accidents that spark claims, and claims management that produces the best possible outcomes.”
Tellekamp is responsible for driving profitable growth in the retail admitted excess casualty space. He joined Liberty Mutual in 2005 as a Senior Underwriter and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the energy and excess casualty practices, most recently as Vice President, National Insurance Excess Casualty.
As Chief Underwriting Officer for National Insurance Specialty’s Public Entities, Manwaring will focus on growing and expanding the practice. He leads a team of underwriting professionals helping better manage the complex risks facing K-12 school systems, government operations and higher education, through flexible solutions and industry-leading services.
Manwaring joined Liberty Mutual in 2007 and has held a variety of underwriting management positions. Most recently, he was Chief Underwriting Officer of Excess Casualty and Programs.
Liberty Mutual Surety Names Douglas Schrift Chief Underwriting Officer
Schrift Appointed to Develop, Launch and Grow Liberty Mutual’s Subcontractor Default Insurance Offering
To help better meet the full risk management needs of mid to large-sized contractors, Liberty Mutual Surety has appointed Douglas Schrift and charged him with developing the company’s Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) offering.
SDI is a two-party catastrophic insurance coverage that protects general contractors from losses due to a subcontractor’s failure to perform during the course of a project. It is a roughly $650 million market that is rapidly growing in today’s challenging construction market.
Schrift will report to Fran McGrath, Chief Credit Officer, Contract Surety, Liberty Mutual Surety.
“The booming construction market, a shortage of skilled labor, and competitive margins are causing large contractors to seek ways to protect their multi-year projects against subcontractor default,” said McGrath. “By offering the product, Liberty Mutual is better able to meet the full risk management needs of contractors, from surety and SDI to primary, excess and specialty coverages. Douglas’ experience and strong relationships with large contractors made him the ideal candidate to lead our SDI operation.”
Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Schrift was Managing Director for Aon’s Construction Services Group SDI practice. Before that, he was Vice President and Director of Risk Finance for Lend Lease Americas, the legacy operation of Bovis Lend Lease.
Arbella Insurance Group and Arbella Insurance Foundation Receive the 2019 Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award at the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
Foundation Celebrates 12th Year of Partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Foundation received the 2019 Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award at the 18th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. This award is presented to individuals or organizations that demonstrate a long-standing commitment to the lifesaving mission of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. John Donohue, chairman, president and CEO of the Arbella Insurance Group and chairman of the Arbella Insurance Foundation accepted the award on behalf of the organizations at Fenway Park on August 20.
“Each year, our Arbella team is proud to be a part of the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, and this year we are even more proud and humbled to be recognized by Dana-Farber with the Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award,” said Donohue. “For more than a decade, we have committed our support to the Jimmy Fund’s fight against cancer in children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We are grateful to WEEI, NESN, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber, for the important work they do to further cancer research and care right here in our communities.”
In addition to receiving the award, the Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the 18th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon for the 12th consecutive year. The event at Fenway Park benefits the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.The Foundation will make a gift of $100,000 to the Jimmy Fund.
Over the years, the Foundation has contributed $919,456 to Dana-Farber as part of the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. This year’s additional $100,000 contribution supports several initiatives to engage the community in this important fundraising campaign, including:
“Let’s Strike Out Cancer” campaign: The Arbella Foundation will donate $50 for each strike out thrown by a Red Sox pitcher during the season.
Jimmy Fund “Like” campaign: The Foundation will donate $5 to the Jimmy Fund for every “like” Arbella’s Jimmy Fund Facebook posts receive, up to $5,000.
Matching gifts: The Foundation will match every gift made by an Arbella employee and any of its independent agents throughout New England up to $500.
Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dana-Farber supports more than 380,000 patient visits a year, is involved in some 760 clinical trials, and is internationally renowned for its blending of research and clinical excellence. Last year’s Radio-Telethon raised $4.4 million, and since 2002, the event has generated more than $53 million to help raise the chances of survival for cancer patients worldwide.
The 36-hour broadcast began at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20 and featured inspirational stories from Dana-Farber patients, doctors, researchers and nurses. The Radio-Telethon also showcases interviews and commentaries by local sports heroes, celebrities, and politicians, on the WEEI Sports Radio Network, heard in Boston on 93.7 FM, and on NESN throughout New England and nationally via NESN National.
Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services Adds Two Florida-Based Insurance Agency Members
Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, the nation’s premier membership alliance for independent insurance agencies, announces that two Miami-based independent insurance agencies have recently joined the Alliance:
Gil & Associates Insurance Consultants, Inc., a family-owned-and-operated Miami-based independent agency established in 2004. David Gil is President.
The Madison Insurance & Financial Group Corp., a Miami-based property and casualty agency that has been in operation since 2007. Marvin Rivas is President.
In making the announcement, Renaissance Alliance Executive Chairman Kevin R. Callahan says there has been great interest in the Renaissance Alliance model since its expansion to Florida in May of this year. “Member agencies can maintain complete independence while leveraging the power of large numbers to accelerate growth. The Renaissance Alliance proprietary growth acceleration process allows progressive agencies to grow at a rate well beyond their competitors.”
Oscar Miniet, Florida’s Regional Executive Vice President of Renaissance Alliance says that “We couldn’t hope for more respected founding members.” He notes that to become members, both agencies met the Alliance’s rigorous standards of professionalism, service, innovation, and commitment to growth.