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Chubb appoints Robert Poliseno to COO role

29th September 2020 - Author: Charlie Wood

Global re/insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Robert Poliseno as Chief Operating Officer, North America Field Operations.

ChubbPoliseno succeeds Jeffrey Updyke, who has been named head of Chubb’s North America Small Business segment.

He will oversee delivery of Chubb’s full portfolio of personal and commercial insurance products and services to agent and broker distribution partners.

Poliseno will also assist in the day-to-day management of North America Field Operations, with specific focus on distribution and marketing, managing Chubb’s largest brokerage and key independent agent relationships, data analytics and sales.

Poliseno joined the company in 2008 as a Vice President of Professional Risk. Prior to this most recent appointment, he served as Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Regional Executive Officer.

He most recently served as the company’s Regional Executive Officer for Chubb’s Mid-Atlantic region.

Effective immediately, Melissa Scheffler will assume that role and lead local delivery of Chubb’s offerings through retail distribution partners.

Both Poliseno and Scheffler will report to Chris Maleno, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Field Operations.

“Robert and Melissa are outstanding executives and top performers within our company,” said Maleno.

“Both have long tenures at Chubb, as well as extensive experience in leading our local distribution strategies. I am confident they will continue to further the success we have had to date, as they take on these critical roles.”

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