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The Hanover names Kate Williams President of E&S

31st January 2023 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

The Hanover Insurance Group, a P&C insurance company, has announced the appointment of Kate B. Williams as president of excess and surplus (E&S).

In her new role, Williams will oversee the company’s full range of E&S solutions for the property and casualty needs of small to mid-size customers.

With nearly 21 years of experience, she brings a wealth of underwriting, product, E&S and market distribution knowledge and perspective to her role at The Hanover.

Prior to joining the company, she spent over 12 years at Markel, most recently serving as managing director and product line leader of Markel’s primary casualty portfolio.

She has also served in a variety of underwriting and producer roles at James River Insurance Company, Chas. Lunsford Sons & Associates and Colony Insurance Company.

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“We are pleased to have Kate join our team,” said Bryan J. Salvatore, president of specialty at The Hanover. “We’ve built a strong E&S practice that uniquely positions our distribution partners for success in the growing surplus lines space.

“Our dedicated underwriters, with specialised E&S and line of business-specific expertise, know the risks they cover inside and out, and understand the unique needs and challenges of their target market. Given her extensive experience and perspective, Kate will work with the team to continue to build on its momentum, helping its partners drive critical growth and serving its clients’ best interests more effectively.”

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