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The Hanover enhances growth focus with expanded specialty leadership team

1st March 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

The Hanover Insurance Group has announced the expansion of its specialty leadership team in an effort to enhance its focus on growth opportunities while at the same time drive greater value with the firm’s independent insurance agent partners.

The HanoverThe expansion includes a number of appointments, notably the naming of Steven Mills as President of its excess and surplus (E&S) business. In his new role, Mills will be tasked with delivering E&S solutions for P&C businesses, ultimately making it simpler for insurance partners to service clients.

Mills most recently served as Senior Vice President (SVP) and unit head for the primary casualty unit of IFG Companies, and prior to IFG, spent more than 13 years with insurer AIG. He has also worked at Liberty Mutual, Citizens Insurance Company, CNA Reinsurance Company, and Continental Insurance Company.

At the same time, The Hanover has promoted James Kawiecki to President of Surety, where he will be responsible for both contract and commercial surety. Previously, he served as Vice President (VP) of contract surety. In addition, John Rowedder has been promoted to VP of contract surety, and will also continue to serve in his current role as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), contract surety.

Furthermore, The Hanover has added two new roles in order to compliment the specialty leadership team. This includes the appointment of Jon Martin as VP, distribution management, professional lines, and also the promotion of Christopher Zaneski to VP, distribution management, specialty property and casualty lines.

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President of Specialty at The Hanover, Bryan Salvatore said: “As part of our commitment to be the premier property and casualty insurer for our agent partners, we continue to assess our talent and structure to be sure we are supporting our agents in the most effective way possible, helping them drive growth and opportunity.

“We are excited to be rounding out a series of talent appointments we made this year to support our growing specialty capabilities. There are significant opportunities within the specialty market and we are better positioned than ever to help our agents navigate this market and capitalize on these opportunities.”

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