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Allianz launches crisis management division in North America

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty said Wednesday that it has launched a North American crisis management division to provide prevention, preparation for and recovery assistance from crisis incidents.

The crisis management division will offer crisis management assistance services on a 24/7 basis through its partner company New York-based red24 Inc.

Chicago-based Marcos Garcia Norris has been named crisis management regional practice group leader. Previously, Mr. Norris was class underwriter for crisis management at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2007 Novae Group P.L.C., AGCS said in a statement.

“Our clients face an increasing array of complex, perilous risks, and they rely on the global leadership of AGCS to provide the expertise to help protect their customers, employees, property and overall reputation,” Dieter Hautzer, regional head of liability in North America said in the statement. “We are delighted to welcome a well-respected industry expert such as Marcos to our team to lead this key expansion.”