RSUI Group Inc. appointed Phillip McCrorie as CEO, succeeding David Leonard, who will become executive chairman until he retires from active employment on March 31, 2022. The CEO transition was effective January 1, 2022.
Other leadership changes include the appointment of Andrew Whittington as president and chief underwriting officer and Lee Sjostrom as chief operating officer. Sjostrom will retain his executive vice president and chief financial officer titles. Whittington and Sjostrom, along with the human resources, claims and actuarial departments, will report to McCrorie.
McCrorie has been with RSUI since 2003. He first joined as the firm’s chief financial officer, then moved on to become executive vice president. Since July 2019, he has served as RSUI’s president.
Whittington has been with RSUI since 2004 and most recently served as executive vice president and property department manager since July 2019. As chief underwriting officer, all product line managers, along with the analytics and communications department, will report to him.
Sjostrom joined RSUI in 2003 and has been the chief financial officer since 2012 and executive vice president since July 2019. The finance, information technology and regulatory compliance and risk management departments will report to him.
McCrorie will also become chairman of RSUI’s board of directors upon Leonard’s retirement in March. Leonard will remain on the board of directors. Whittington and Sjostrom will also join RSUI’s board on April 1, 2022.
RSUI is the brand name for RSUI Group Inc. and its subsidiaries, which include insurance companies RSUI Indemnity Company, Landmark American Insurance Company and Covington Specialty Insurance Company. RSUI, wholly owned by Alleghany Corporation, is an underwriter of wholesale specialty insurance products based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Source: RSUI Group Inc.