Sompo International Holdings promoted one of its veteran executives to a newly created position, and he’ll also keep his existing leadership slot. Erie Insurance promoted one of its rising executives to senior vice president of its Law Division.


Sompo International Holdings Ltd. promoted John Kuhn to the new position of chief underwriting officer for its Property & Casualty business, in addition to his current role as chief executive officer for Global Insurance.

Sompo International, a Bermuda-based provider of property/casualty insurance and reinsurance, said that Kuhn’s new role involves leading the company’s insurance and reinsurance underwriting operations as Sompo International continues to build the overseas platform of its parent company, Sompo Holdings Inc.

Kuhn joined Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., the predecessor company to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., in November 2012 from AXIS Capital, where his most recent role was chief underwriting officer, Axis Insurance. The 30-year insurance industry veteran has built and led successful specialty insurance operations in the U.S. and internationally, in senior underwriting and management roles at Kemper Insurance and the Chubb Group.

Stephen Young, chief executive officer, Global Reinsurance, will report to Kuhn and will continue as a member of Sompo International’s P&C Executive Team.


Sheryl Rucker

Erie Insurance is promoting Sheryl Rucker to senior vice president of its Law Division.

In this role, Rucker will have oversight for Compliance, Special Investigations, Agency Operations & Marketing, Claims Legal, Insurance Operations, and Legal Support.

Rucker joined Erie Insurance in 2003 as associate general counsel. In 2010, she was promoted to senior counsel, Insurance Operations. During her tenure, she has handled complex major litigation, government relations, corporate coverage matters and supported operations areas.

Before joining Erie Insurance, Rucker served as a judicial law clerk for a U.S. magistrate judge and as an associate attorney and later partner with Lamp, Bartram, Levy, Trautwein and Perry in Huntington, W.Va.

Sources: Sompo International, Erie Insurance