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Nautilus Insurance promotes Trish Buckhardt, Tom Joyce to EVPs

9th June 2020 - Author: Staff Writer

Nautilus Insurance Group, a Berkley Company, has announced the promotion of two senior staff members to the position of Executive Vice President.

Trish Buckhardt, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been promoted to Executive Vice President while retaining both COO and CIO offices.

Since joining Nautilus in 2016, Buckhardt led the implementation of several large-scale business transformation initiatives.

Bringing 35 years of industry experience the role, she oversees the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the company, ensures the company’s investment of time, resources, and capital yield expected results, and guides the creation of business value through our technology and service offerings.

Tom Joyce was promoted from Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) to Executive Vice President while retaining CUO responsibilities.

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Joyce joined Nautilus in March of 2015 as SVP of the Claims Division before taking over as CUO in 2018. Tom has more than 35 years in the insurance industry in various technical and leadership roles. Tom’s leadership and strategic vision are invaluable.

As CUO, he has worked to improve the service Nautilus provides its customers while increasing our product offerings and our top- and bottom-line results.

“These two leaders are taking Nautilus to the next level,” said Tom Kuzma, President and CEO of Nautilus Insurance Group. “Together, they will focus on the continuous improvement in all areas of the business to make Nautilus Insurance stand out as the best in the industry.”

“Ignoring every thought of ‘You can’t’ or ‘That’s not possible,’ we constantly challenge the status quo and strive to be anything but ordinary” said Buckhardt.

“With our collective drive, business acumen, and willingness to keep asking ourselves, ‘How could we do this differently?’ the possibilities are endless.”

“I look forward to this opportunity to continue building upon Nautilus’ reputation for underwriting expertise and strengthen our partnership value,” Joyce said.

“Our agency partners expect a highly responsive and solutions-oriented market, and will continue to deliver on that promise.”

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