US insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services has announced that Steve Shappell has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Specialty Claims and Legal.
Shappell will be based in Denver and will provide client advocacy, strategic consulting, and claims resolution options to Alliant’s industry clients across the United States.
Prior to joining Alliant, Shappell was Chief Claims Officer and Legal Advisory Leader at re/insurance broker Marsh.
At Marsh he oversaw a team that provided legal and claims support on directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability, errors and omissions, employment practices liability, energy, aerospace, construction, and other specialty industries.
Shappell has more than 28 years of legal and risk management experience as an established claims advisor, specialising in manuscripting policy language, leveraging solutions, and successful claims resolutions.
Tom Corbett, Chairman and CEO of Alliant commented: “Steve is one of the most sought after claims and legal executives within the industry. We are thrilled he will be joining us at Alliant. Our push to advance our Specialty capabilities on behalf of our clients has never wavered; Steve joining Alliant is proof of that.”
Shappell added: “In these challenging times of hardening markets, Specialty Broking has never been more important; it is necessary in order to truly drive innovation and articulate and differentiate risks. And Alliant’s national platform, without geographical boundaries, made this role even more attractive.”