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Chubb names North American operations leader

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Chubb Ltd. on Monday promoted Gerard Butler to run its North American field operations.

As senior vice president, Chubb Group, division president, North America Insurance, Mr. Butler will also be responsible for executing Chubb's North American business strategies.

He succeeds Harold Morrison who, after a 33-year career in the insurance industry, will retire at the end of the year. Mr. Morrison joined Chubb in 1984. Through the remainder of the year, Mr. Morrison will work with Chubb’s overseas general insurance division.

Mr. Butler most recently served as chief operating officer, North America field operations. He will report to John Lupica, vice chairman, Chubb Group, president, North America major accounts and specialty insurance.

Succeeding Mr. Butler as chief operating officer of the unit is Jeffrey Updyke. Previously, he was executive vice president, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional manager for Chubb’s commercial insurance unit.