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Chubb names casualty leaders for North America major accounts

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Chubb Ltd. has made several appointments in its global casualty and excess casualty lines of business for its North America major accounts division, the insurer said Thursday.

The appointments, all of which are effective immediately, are based in New York.

Bill Rabl was appointed executive vice president of Chubb global casualty, and he will report to Matt Merna, chief operating officer of North America major accounts. Previously, he was chief operating officer of the global casualty business.

Lou Capparelli was named executive vice president of Chubb global casualty field operations. Previously, he was a senior vice president of the unit. He will report to Mr. Rabl.

Bill Hazelton was appointed executive vice president of Chubb’s construction industry practice, environmental and excess casualty. In this expanded role, he will continue to lead Chubb’s construction industry practice, environmental and primary and excess construction lines of business. He will report to Chris Maleno, senior vice president of Chubb and division president of North America major accounts.

Joseph Fobert was named executive vice president of Chubb excess casualty. Previously, he was senior vice president and COO, excess casualty. He will report to Mr. Hazelton, and all excess casualty underwriting segments will report to Mr. Fobert.

All are new positions with the exception of Mr. Rabl’s, a Chubb spokesperson said. He replaces Mr. Merna, who was appointed COO of North America major accounts in April.

The appointments follow Wednesday’s announcement that Ross Bertossi was named Chubb’s vice president of global underwriting. Previously, he was executive vice president, excess casualty, North America insurance. He succeeds Jacques Bonneau who will retire at the end of the year.

Among other duties, Mr. Bertossi, also based in New York, will oversee Chubb's global product boards and portfolio management process. He will report to John Keogh, executive vice chairman and chief operating officer. 

“This group’s extensive experience and strong leadership skills will help further our recognition for the superior underwriting and exceptional risk management solutions we have become known for in the large account market space,” Mr. Maleno said in a statement.