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Newfront hires another former Marsh executive

Mathew Summers

Newfront Insurance on Thursday named former Marsh LLC executive Matthew Summers as head of its construction practice, one of several executives the San Francisco-based brokerage has hired from its larger rival over the past few months.

In addition, Dallas-based Mr. Summers will be the brokerage’s regional managing director for Texas, a Newfront statement said.

Mr. Summers joined Marsh from Willis Towers Watson PLC in 2019 and was most recently managing director, construction leader-central zone at the brokerage.

Newfront has hired several other senior Marsh brokers recently. Earlier this month, it hired Phil Huffman as market leader for Greater Pittsburgh; in January it hired Wendy Cook as head of insurance placement, Frannie Epps as head of casualty and Lauren Pratscher as head of casualty placement; in December it hired John Newell as chief commercial officer; and in November it hired Tyler McAllister as its Greater Philadelphia market leader.

Newfront was founded in 2017 as an insurtech brokerage and substantially increased its commercial property/casualty business in 2021 through the purchase of ABD Insurance and Financial Services Inc.