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Ҵý Announces Robert Thomas as Senior Vice President for Worldwide P&C Claim

CHICAGO, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced the appointment of Robert Thomas to fill the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Claim Analytics, Finance and Operations within the company's Worldwide P&C Claim organization. In this role, Thomas will be responsible for all aspects of Ҵý's Claim Analytics, Finance and Operations areas, including working closely with the company's Commercial, Specialty and International businesses and corporate functions. He will report to Andrew Pinkes, Executive Vice President, Worldwide P&C Claim.

"As a company, we are focused on building a disciplined underwriting culture, maximizing our operational effectiveness, institutionalizing collaboration, and improving overall performance by enriching the feedback mechanisms between Claim and Underwriting with sophisticated analytics and data insights," Pinkes said. "Rob is an extremely skilled insurance professional who is highly regarded for his breadth of knowledge and expertise, including using data and analytics to improve decision making and performance. Under Rob's leadership, Ҵý will continue to build upon our claim analytics foundation and utilize his experience to improve operations and company performance."

Thomas began his career in 1994 as a Specialty Lines Actuary. Since then, he has held a wide variety of roles with increasing responsibility including pricing, product management, claims and reserving (including runoff and mass tort), capital attribution, business intelligence and predictive model teams supporting pricing, underwriting and claims. Most recently, Thomas served as Senior Vice President and Chief P&C Actuary at The Hartford.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from Worchester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Hartford.

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