New You can now listen to Carrier Management articles!

The Hanover Insurance Group has appointed Eric M. Schuler as president of management and executive liability, effective immediately. In this role, he will assume responsibility for the strategy and execution of The Hanover’s management liability business, which offers highly specialized solutions for a broad range of private companies, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions.

Schuler first joined The Hanover in 2010 as a liability underwriting director. He also served as the director of management liability for the organization’s Northeast region and later, assistant vice president, management liability. He most recently led the underwriting and field efforts for management liability lines as vice president of management and executive liability. Prior to joining The Hanover, Schuler held leadership roles at Zurich North America.

At the same time, Jon R. Martin will assume the role of vice president, management and executive liability for the company’s field team, succeeding Schuler in the position. Previously, Martin served as vice president, distribution management, professional lines at The Hanover, where he led new business initiatives across the company’s management liability, professional liability, cyber and healthcare business. Prior to The Hanover, he served as vice president, sales and distribution at Berkley FinSecure, now Berkley Financial Specialists.

In addition, The Hanover announced it has appointed Greggory S. Ketay vice president, distribution management, where he will assume leadership responsibilities for the company’s regional distribution directors in the professional and executive lines space. Ketay brings nearly 35 years of specialty experience to the role and has been with The Hanover since 2017, first joining the organization as vice president, architects and engineers. He quickly assumed responsibility for the company’s lawyers professional liability business and most recently held the role of vice president, professional liability programs for The Hanover.

***

The Allstate Corporation announced that Christine DeBiase will join the company as executive vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Jan. 3, 2023. She will lead Law and Regulation and Allstate’s sustainability strategy.

DeBiase brings more than 25 years of insurance industry and legal experience. She joins Allstate from Brighthouse Financial Inc., where she was EVP, chief administrative officer and general counsel, responsible for legal, compliance, corporate governance and sustainability initiatives.

“Chris is a great addition to our leadership team as we transform Allstate into a digital protection solutions company and advance our sustainability strategy,” said Tom Wilson, chair, president and CEO of The Allstate Corporation. “She has deep insurance and regulatory experience combined with a forward-thinking and collaborative leadership approach. She is a champion for inclusion, creating opportunities for people to share diverse perspectives and advancing equity.”

DeBiase joined Brighthouse in 2017 after 20 years with MetLife, where she served as lead attorney for the spinoff of Brighthouse from MetLife, as senior vice president, general counsel of Americas Legal. At MetLife she held positions as VP, head of Regulatory Affairs and associate general counsel and VP, Corporate Secretary.

***

Sompo International Holdings announced that Ron Willett will join the organization as executive vice president, Field Management for the North America Region, Commercial Insurance.

He will report to Jonathan Monks, EVP, head of Distribution, Business Development & Client Engagement for North America, and will be based in Boston.

In this newly created role, Willett will be responsible for leading the geographic expansion efforts while continuing to build the field infrastructure for the North America commercial insurance business.

Willett comes to Sompo International with over 30 years of industry experience, most recently as the North America Retail Distribution Leader at AIG, where he has spent the last 26 years.

***

CAC Specialty has expanded its multinational strategy with multiple senior-level hires and promotions.

Chelley Schaper has been promoted to head of National Accounts. Schaper brings with her decades of real estate and property and casualty expertise. In her new role, she will focus on leading a team of seasoned professionals who provide unique insurance solutions to complex accounts. Schaper’s team includes two new senior leadership hires: Mike Prindle, who will serve as head of Complex Property, and Mike Riehle as head of Complex Casualty. Both Prindle and Riehle are joining CAC Specialty, each with more than 20 years of experience in similar roles with nationally recognized brokers.

Rogelio Hernandez has been appointed senior vice president of the firm’s multinational team. Working closely with Multinational Practice Head David Frediani, Hernandez will focus on elevating CAC Specialty’s global leadership in broking and underwriting. He brings a decade of experience in previous roles spanning both placement and claims.