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Hanover names specialty leaders

Posted On: Feb. 26, 2019 2:03 PM CST


The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. said Wednesday it has named several new members to its specialty leadership team, including Steven M. Mills in the newly created position of president of its excess and surplus lines business.

The Worcester, Massachusetts-based insurer said Mr. Mills will help the company expand its existing E&S capabilities, including building a new retail operation for the company’s key retail agent partners, enabling more efficient placement of E&S business, the insurer said.

Mr. Mills, based in Atlanta, most recently served as senior vice president and unit head for Burlington, North Carolina-based IFG Cos.’ primary casualty unit.

The insurer said it has also promoted James H. Kawiecki to president of surety, where he is responsible for contract and commercial surety. He was previously Hanover’s vice president of contract surety. 

In addition, John A. Rowedder has been promoted to vice president of contract surety while continuing to serve in his current role as chief underwriting officer for contract surety.

The company has also added two new positions, with Jon Martin joining The Hanover as its new vice president, distribution management, professional lines.

Mr. Martin previously served as vice president, sales and distribution, at Towson, Maryland-based W.R. Berkley Corp. unit Berkley FinSecure. In his new position, Mr. Marin will be responsible for new business initiatives across the company’s management liability, professional liability and health care lines.

In addition, Christopher J. Zaneski, who was vice president, distribution management, at Hanover Specialty Industrial, was promoted to vice president, distribution management, specialty property and casualty lines.

In his new position, he will develop new, collaborative business opportunities across the company’s specialty industrial property, marine and E&S property and casualty businesses, The Hanover said in its statement.

Hanover said earlier this month it is partnering with RSA Insurance Group PLC in an agreement that expands its international reach and allows it to offer a wider range of insurance to U.S. businesses with overseas risks.