Ironshore appointed three executives to underwrite Specialty Casualty risk in U.S. and London markets. The Hartford named a new chief medical officer.


Iron-Excess, the excess underwriting unit of Ironshore Insurance Services LLC formed in September 2017, appointed three executives to underwrite Specialty Casualty risk in the U.S. and London markets. All will report to Steve Horton, Head of Iron-Excess.

Sonny Powers has been named lead the Iron-Excess Casualty unit in the U.S.

Powers has more than 13 years of underwriting experience in casualty business lines for a range of industry sectors, including transportation, product liability, and general casualty. He joined the Ironshore Specialty Casualty unit at its inception in 2009. Powers has served in various management and production roles, overseeing product development and distribution strategies to support portfolio growth. Previously, he was an underwriter for Casualty and Professional Liability risks with Lexington Insurance Company.

Owen Roddy and Oliver Ross meanwhile, will drive business growth in new executive positions for the Iron-Excess Casualty unit in the London market.

Roddy served with Ironshore Specialty Casualty in the U.S. for two years and was later transferred to Ironshore’s London operation in 2014 to broaden market reach for London- brokered U.S. Casualty business. He previously was an underwriter for Casualty and Professional Liability lines for 5 years with Lexington Insurance Company.

Ross joined the U.S. Casualty team in the London office in 2013, after serving as a U.S. Casualty broker for Price Forbes & Partners since 2006.

Iron-Excess was established as an underwriting platform business to offer clients and brokers access to significant capacity through Ironshore, as well as third-party insurance partners. Iron-Excess provides capacity to new and existing Ironshore and Liberty Mutual Insurance clients in the U.S. and London markets.


Dr. Adam Seidner/The Hartford

The Hartford named Dr. Adam Seidner, MD, MPH, to the role of chief medical officer.

Seidner will handle leading The Hartford’s medical strategy and policy across all lines of business, with a particular focus on workers compensation and disability management. He’ll report to John Kinney, The Hartford’s chief claims officer.

Seidner will also lead The Hartford’s efforts in medical innovation, training and programs. This includes The Hartford’s opioid management strategy and the development and expansion of unique programs like iRECOVER, the company’s coaching program that uses data to identify claimants at risk of delayed recovery and helps get them back on track.

Previously, Seidner was global medical director for Travelers Insurance, where he handled medical policy development, quality assurance and improvement and worksite health promotion. Before Travelers, he was owner and chief health advisor at Medical Meetinghouse.

Sources: Ironshore, The Hartford

Topics USA Excess Surplus Underwriting London Casualty