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RT Specialty adds insurance lawyer Katz as EVP

11th February 2019 - Author: Charlie Wood

RT Specialty, a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, has announced the appointment of Mark Katz as an Executive Vice President.

RT SpecialtyKatz joins from Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP, a law firm in New York City, where he served for 25 years.

This new role will see Katz take responsibility for the development and enhancement of tailored, first-party property insurance products, programs and solutions.

During his time at Mound Cotton, Katz analysed and litigated complex insurance coverage disputes on the behalf of insurers, with a special emphasis on commercial property litigation.

Commenting on his appointment, Katz said, “I had an incredible 25 years at Mound Cotton working with the best and brightest and now I’m excited for the opportunity to join the extraordinarily talented people of RT Specialty.”

“The platform RT have developed and what they have achieved in just 9 years is nothing short of amazing. I am most looking forward to preventing problems before they develop, which benefits insurers, policyholders and brokers alike.”

Brenda Austenfeld, President of RT Specialty’s Property Practice, added, “The addition of someone of Mark Katz’s caliber to the brokerage community is unprecedented and brings to RT Specialty one of the brightest minds in the first-party property insurance business.”

“Moving his vast experience and skills from the courtroom to the board room will enable RT Specialty to deliver unique expertise and insight to the insurance purchasing and placement process.”

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