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Windhaven Insurance hires JD Horwitz from Guy Carpenter as new EVP

18th April 2017 - Author: Staff Writer

Miami-based auto insurance carrier, Windhaven Insurance, has named third-party contract broker JD Horwitz, who joins from Guy Carpenter, new Executive Vice President for Corporate Development and Reinsurance.

In his new role, Horwitz will oversee complex reinsurance frameworks, contracts and partnerships, distributing new products to local agents via the digital distribution network created by ClutchAnalytics.

Jimmy E. Whited, Windhaven Insurance CEO, welcomed Horwitz; “We are delighted to have JD join our team. In many ways, he has always been with us. He has a distinguished track record in specialty insurance markets creating dynamic reinsurance partnerships.

“We are confident that both his leadership skills and expertise will result in new avenues to sell and distribute insurance and financial services products that grow our independent agent business.”

Prior to joining Windhaven, Horwitz served at Guy Carpenter, where he was a member of the Windhaven account team and as a participant on the Worker’s Compensation Terrorism Task Force and the Environmental Specialty Practice.

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Horwitz also served in previous positions at TigerRisk and AonBenfield and its predecessor, EW Blanch.

A Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, Horwitz earned a bachelor’s degree in both business administration and accounting from the University of Kansas.

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