Crum & Forster, a Fairfax Holdings insurance company, has announced that Michelle Sipple has joined the company as Senior Vice President of the Inland Marine practice within its Property Lines Division.
In the role, she will be responsible for strategic initiatives to drive growth and profitability for the company’s inland marine book.
An experienced veteran within the industry, Sipple joins the firm from Everest Insurance, where she previously held the role of Head of Inland Marine & Construction.
Prior to Everest, she spent six years at Lexington Insurance Company, where she served as SVP, Portfolio Executive, E&S Property, Global Head of Inland Marine.
Additionally, Sipple also previously served as Vice President Inland Marine, at ACE Westchester, as well as Regional VP Ocean & Inland Marine at The Hanover Insurance Group.
She began her career in 1988, serving as Assistant VP at Chubb. She would serve in this role for 15 years.
Furthermore, Sipple also serves on the Board of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) – a national association for the commercial inland marine insurance industry in the US.
“Ms. Sipple is an accomplished Inland Marine underwriting professional with experience in Builders Risk, Motor Truck Cargo and Contractor’s Equipment,” said Steve Fomchenko, President, Property Lines Division, Crum & Forster.
“This position requires a great deal of underwriting acumen and relationship management skills, which Michelle possesses. She brings these key competencies and much more to the practice and to Crum & Forster. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”
Sipple, added: “Crum & Forster’s Inland Marine unit has an established team of experienced underwriters who understand the complexities of this highly specialized line of business. I look forward to leading this team in bringing our expert Inland Marine insurance solutions to market – tailoring them for each client’s unique exposures and specific requirements while delivering value and market-leading customer service.”