8 People on the Move

John Glomb assumes the role of chief executive officer at Tokio Marine North America, Inc., PHLY promotes surety claims and underwriting talent and more in this edition of People on the Move.
By: | January 17, 2024

John Glomb Steps Up as New CEO of TMNA, Inc.

John Glomb, CEO, Tokio Marine North America, Inc

This month, John Glomb assumed the role of chief executive officer at Tokio Marine North America, Inc., the holding company for four Tokio Marine Group companies in the U.S.

“John is a visionary and thoughtful leader who’s carefully guided Tokio Marine and its employees over the last few years during the pandemic and challenging economic conditions,” said Kichiichiro Yamamoto, co-head of international business for Tokio Marine Group. “He’s played a key role in driving our growth and innovation.”

Glomb previously served as CEO of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) and Tokio Marine North America Services (TMNAS), both subsidiaries of TMNA. He will continue in these roles while also serving as an executive officer on the Tokio Marine Holdings executive management team.

“I’m excited to continue working with so many exceptional people across the TMNA companies in this new role,” Glomb shared. “There are many opportunities to pursue, and I look forward to working with everyone across Tokio Marine to continue this trajectory.”

Former TMNA CEO, Bob O’Leary, will remain as chairman of PHLY and strategic advisor for Tokio Marine.

PHLY Promotes Senior Vice Presidents in Surety Claims and Underwriting

Kimberly Czap, SVP, surety claims, PHLY

Doug Killeen, SVP, underwriting, PHLY

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) promoted Kimberly Czap and Douglas Killeen to senior vice presidents of surety claims and underwriting, respectively.

“We are thrilled to recognize the hard work and dedication of both Kimberly and Douglas with these promotions,” said a representative from PHLY. “Their vast industry experience and commitment to excellence will continue to drive our success.”

Czap, with 25 years of industry experience, joined PHLY in 2013 as vice president of surety claims. Her team describes her as having been instrumental in expanding the claims team and handling complex surety matters.

Killeen, a 30-year industry veteran, has held various leadership roles across PHLY’s underwriting divisions. He is known for building successful underwriting teams that embody the PHLY culture.

Aspen Insurance Appoints Michael Tate as Inland Marine – Head of Product & Underwriting

Michael Tate, inland marine – head of product & underwriting, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited recently appointed Michael Tate as inland marine – head of product & underwriting. Based in Chicago, Tate will report to Josh Jennings, SVP, head of inland marine and property programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our team,” Jennings said. “His more than 18 years of invaluable experience will undoubtedly enhance our inland services and elevate the client experience to new heights.”

Before joining Aspen, Tate served as chief underwriting officer at Berkley Fire & Marine since 2021, and held various executive roles at The Hartford Insurance Co., including head of marine.

In his new role, Tate will design, implement, and execute insurance solutions for Aspen’s U.S. inland marine business, engaging with brokers on risk management and digital underwriting needs, and collaborating with Aspen’s first party lines of coverage.

DeNexus Welcomes George Mawdsley as Head of Risk Solutions

George Mawdsley, head of risk solutions, DeNexus Inc

George Mawdsley, an insurance-linked securities (ILS) expert, joined DeNexus Inc, a provider of cyber risk quantification and management services, as the head of risk solutions. Mawdsley will focus on developing advanced risk transfer solutions for the cyber insurance and ILS markets, using DeNexus’ DeRISK platform.

“George’s experience in origination in the ILS space will further strengthen DeNexus’ understanding of the complex and unique challenges facing ILS investors when securitizing cyber risk,” said Jose Seara, founder and CEO of DeNexus.

Previously, Mawdsley spent a decade at Securis Investment Partners, structuring and originating ILS risk. He also served as Lloyd’s special risks underwriter at Hiscox in London.

“I am excited to work side-by-side with DeNexus to effectively connect cyber risk with alternative capital and really make an impact on the cyber insurance market,” Mawdsley said.

Joe Klein Joins World Insurance Associates as EVP of National Accounts

Joe Klein recently moved into a new role as executive vice president of national accounts at World Insurance Associates LLC (World).

Tom Fitzgerald, president of World Retail, expressed confidence in Klein having joined the team, stating, “As we execute our growth strategy and build our leadership infrastructure, we are constantly seeking industry veterans to join the team who have the ability to make an immediate positive impact with both our clients and market partners.”

Among his new responsibilities, Klein will engage with World’s largest retail insureds, leveraging his extensive broking experience to deliver tailored risk solutions. His expertise spans a wide range of industry sectors, including education, heavy manufacturing, energy, power, retail, and aviation risks.

Klein arrived at World with over 35 years of leadership experience, most recently serving as managing director and strategic account executive for high-profile Fortune-500 clients at Aon Risk Services. He also held senior roles at American Home Assurance Company (AIG) and Industrial Risk Insurers (IRI).

Donegal Insurance Group Promotes COO and Names New SVP of Field Operations & National Accounts

Donegal Insurance Group recently promoted Dan DeLamater to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Noland Deas will step into DeLamater’s former role as senior vice president of field operations & national accounts.

“Dan has done an exceptional job of overseeing Field Operations and National Accounts,” said Kevin Burke, president & CEO of Donegal. “His prior underwriting experience, matched with his knowledge of field operations and administration, makes him the ideal candidate for this important role.”

DeLamater, a near-30-year insurance industry veteran, previously served as Donegal’s senior vice president & head of field operations. Deas, with three decades of industry experience as well, has overseen operations as senior regional vice president of the Southeast region since May 2022.

“I am excited to continue working with our talented team members to execute on the opportunities in front of us,” DeLamater said. “Donegal will continue fulfilling our mission of providing peace of mind to our policyholders and being there when it matters most.” &

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