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Safety National Revamps Leadership Team With Growth, Innovation on Its Mind
Safety National is making four changes in its executive leadership it frames as a reorganization designed to keep the company growing and innovating.
The specialty insurance and reinsurance provider said that all of the changes are effective as of April 1, 2020. Three key executives will be continuing in their current roles: CEO Mark Wilhelm, President Duane Hercules and Gus Aivaliotis, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer – Insurance.
Wilhelm said in prepared remarks that the changes will help continue Safety’s growth, innovation and success, “while maintaining the company’s core values and commitments to our clients.”
The company previously announced a big revamp of its executive team back in 2018.
Safety National’s executive changes:
- John Czik, Safety National’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will succeed Chief Operating Officer Steve Luebbert, who is retiring after serving as a Safety National executive for more than 13 years, capping a 44-year insurance industry career. Czik will keep his CFO title as well. Under the expanded position, he’ll provide executive management oversight to all insurance operations.
- Cyndee Morton, senior vice president – Operations and chief information officer, will join the executive management team as executive vice president of operations and chief innovation officer. This is also considered an expanded position, according to Safety, where Morton will provide executive management leadership and oversight of innovation, technology, data initiatives and operational efficiency. She’ll work with Czik as well, overseeing and offering expertise for all insurance operations.
- Tom Grove, executive vice president and chief business development officer, will add executive management oversight of the Claims department to his existing oversight duties of the Business Development, Communications and Risk Services departments.
As far as Luebbert’s departure, Wilhelm said that the executive “has been instrumental in Safety National’s transformative growth and success during his 13 years as part of executive management.”
Safety National is a wholly-owned subsidiary of global insurer Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., which is based in Japan.
Source: Safety National