QBE North America has announced the appointment of Toria Lessman as Senior Vice President, Head of Professional Lines and Industry Verticals.
Lessman had most recently been serving as Head of Transactional Liability, a key business line in the Professional Lines portfolio.
In her new role, she will assume responsibility for evaluating the market to identify opportunities to profitably grow all the lines of business in the Professional Lines and Industry Verticals portfolio.
Besides Transactional Liability, the business lines include E&O, D&O for both private and public companies, and the Financial Institutions and Healthcare industry vertical practices. She is based in QBE’s Chicago office.
“Toria is a dynamic leader who has transformed our Transactional Liability business into one of our star performers in terms of meeting customer needs in the fast paced and highly confidential world of mergers & acquisitions,” said Tom Fitzgerald, President of QBE North America’s Specialty & Commercial business.
“She has proven her ability to instill a culture of personal and shared accountability within the business to deliver effective solutions to customers, and we are excited to have her apply her leadership skills and business acumen to the broader set of businesses that are critical to our success.”