US property and casualty insurer, RLI Corp., has announced the promotion of Jonathan Ward to Vice President, E&S Property.
In this role, Ward takes on responsibility for leading RLI’s E&S Property Group, which offers comprehensive commercial property and difference in conditions coverages for commercial risks.
He will be succeeding John Stenhouse, who has retired after 20 years of service to RLI.
Ward first joined RLI as a Catastrophe Analyst and served as Director, Exposure Management back in 2003. He was then promoted to Assistant Vice President, Risk Services in 2014.
RLI Insurance Company President & COO, Craig Kliethermes, said: “Jon’s deep understanding of our property business, exceptional customer focus and proven leadership make him a great fit for this role. I’m confident that he will position the RLI Property Group for ongoing success and ensure we continue providing superior solutions and service to our property customers.”
RLI recently reported second quarter net earnings of $92.2 million, compared to $40.5 million for Q2 2019.