Argo Environmental, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed five new underwriters to bolster its US Environmental staff.
The new hires include Joy Christie as vice president, Phillip Martell as assistant vice president, Jeff Chao as senior underwriter, Brandon Turner as underwriter, and Yuriy Cherepnya as underwriter.
All join Argo with immediate effect and report to David Corry, senior vice president, head of Environmental.
“There is increasing demand from businesses for environmental insurance coverage, and our newly hired underwriters are well known with our U.S. brokers as strong solution providers,” said Corry.
“These new team members, along with our existing underwriting staff, reaffirm the company’s commitment to the environmental business and position us well to provide industry-leading products as a market of choice for our brokers.”
Christie joins Argo from Navigators and formerly held roles at Zurich, AIG and Chubb. He has more than 20 years of underwriting experience.
Martell, meanwhile, joins Argo from Markel and formerly held roles at AIG and several environmental engineering firms. He has 25 years of combined underwriting, claims and environmental engineering experience.
Next, Chao joins Argo from Aspen Insurance and formerly held roles at Liberty International Underwriters and AIG. He has more than 10 years of underwriting experience.
Turner joins Argo from Starr Companies and was formerly at Liberty Mutual. He has 10 years of combined underwriting and claims experience.
And finally, Cherepnya joins Argo from Markel and has over seven years of underwriting and underwriting support experience.
Argo Environmental provides environmental liability insurance and related insurance products to a range of businesses, including those that operate in the environmental industry and those that face environmental liabilities arising from their industrial and commercial activities.