Announcing the Insurance Executives to Watch in 2019

These executives are going to do some amazing things these next 12 months.
By: | December 31, 2018

Since December of 2011, Risk & Insurance® editors identify on an annual basis insurance carrier executives who have been promoted or are taking on a substantial new area of responsibility.

Known as our Executives to Watch, these professionals are taking on challenges shared by many others. How they address those challenges and what kind of results they achieve, we think bears watching.

See who’s made the list for this year:

Greg Hendrick, president of property & casualty insurance and reinsurance, XL Catlin

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Matt Dolan, president, Ironshore Specialty 

This Specialty Insurance President Is Placing Value in Solutions 

Appointed president of Ironshore North America Specialty, Matt Dolan places his focus on solutions — not just conventional products.

Andrew Murray, profit center manager, chief underwriting officer & AVP, Starr Companies

An Advocate for Construction Growth, This Chief Underwriting Officer Finds Solutions for the Sector

The construction sector presents no shortage of challenges. But there are ample opportunities for growth, and that’s what Andrew Murray has set his sights on.

Michael Costonis, chief operations officer, CNA

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Michael Costonis is leading all information technology, analytics and operations functions across CNA as the new chief operations officer.

Sanjay Godhwani, executive vice president, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

This EVP Is Ready to Battle Excess Capacity and Soft Market Conditions in 2019

Building a strong culture of integrity and transparency of communication will be key in BHSI’s growth going forward, says Sanjay Godhwani.

Malcolm Roberts, executive vice president, FM Global

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Malcolm Roberts has his eye on three big things moving forward in 2019.

Christine Springob, head sales North America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

At Swiss Re, One Executive Is Spearheading Expansion from the Marine and Finance to International Business

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is on a mission to become more accessible to more businesses, and and Christine Springob will lead the charge.

David McLaughlin, CFO, Hiscox USA

This CFO Manages Rapid Growth Through Addressing Evolving Needs of Customers and Regulators

David McLaughlin, a veteran of the financial services industry, is taking his first job in the commercial insurance sector for the ever-growing Hiscox USA.

Thomas Warsop, president and CEO, York Risk Services Group

This CEO Has a Mission of Reducing Risk and Better Serving His Company’s Clients

Thomas Warsop is committed to focusing on integrated solutions that drive down the total cost of risk and deliver high-quality outcomes for York’s clients.

Faye Cook, SVP, head of client engagement & global accounts, Allied World

Here’s How One Senior VP Is Changing the Way Insurance Has Traditionally Viewed the Business

Faye Cook is inspired to change how the insurance industry has traditionally viewed the business, moving from the transactional to the collaborative.

Seth W. Hall, senior vice president of customer service, Philadelphia Insurance Companies 

This SVP Sees Business Thrive When He Puts Customers in the Driver’s Seat

Seth Hall is positioning Philadelphia Insurance Companies for the future, as culture and technology drive rapid shifts in customer needs.

The R&I Editorial Team can be reached at [email protected].

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