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Navigators appoints former Chubb executive James Rhyner to U.S. unit President

17th August 2017 - Author: Staff Writer

The Navigators Group has named James Rhyner, joining from an executive role with Chubb, as new President of the firm’s U.S. underwriting operation – the Navigators Pro division of Navigators Management Company.

As Navigators’ continues to grow its U.S. management and professional liability product lines, Rhyner will head up its U.S. directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses, based in Iselin, New Jersey.

Vincent C. Tizzio, President, U.S. Insurance, commented on the appointment; “We are delighted to welcome Jim to Navigators.”

“He will play a major role in our ongoing effort to build on our status as a trusted partner and to expand our product and service capabilities to continue to differentiate ourselves in the market.

“Jim is a seasoned executive with deep market knowledge, distribution network management experience, product development expertise and extensive broker relationships.  I am confident that he has the qualifications to take the business forward profitably.”

Rhyner joins the specialty insurer from Chubb, where he served as Senior Vice President of Professional Liability; he brings 30 years experience in both insurance brokerage and underwriting.

Before working for Chubb he was a partner in Avreco, a professional liability wholesale broker and managing general agent (MGA).

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