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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty announces promotions

Rob Romeo Andy Barberis

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. said Monday it has named Rob Romeo, previously senior vice president, U.S. health care and casualty claims, to head of claims, North America, a new position.

It also named Andy Barberis, who joined Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as senior vice president, U.S. claims, in 2021, head of health care and casualty claims for the U.S. He will also oversee global surety claims. Both Mr. Romeo and Mr. Barberis are New York-based.

In addition, Amanda Sorsak has been named head of first-party claims, Canada, and Paul Emerson has been named head of third-party claims, Canada. Both are based in Toronto.

Ms. Sorsak joined the insurer in 2015 as vice president, property, energy and marine claims, while Mr. Emerson joined the insurer in 2015 as vice president, liability claims.