Ҵý Creates New Affinity Programs Unit

CHICAGO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý today announced that it has created a new, centralized Affinity Programs unit within Ҵý Specialty to build on the Ҵý's expertise in affinity and delegated underwriting programs. The new Affinity Programs unit will be led by John Brand, Senior Vice President, Specialty Underwriting.

"John's success working with Ҵý's managing general underwriters (MGUs) partners and program managers makes him the ideal leader to bring together Ҵý's expertise in program management," said Kevin Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ҵý Specialty. "Establishing a centralized Affinity Programs unit demonstrates Ҵý's commitment to bringing specialization to managing these types of business insurance programs and better aligns the expertise of our team with the needs of our customers."

The new Affinity Programs unit includes Ҵý's underwriting services for Accountants, Architects & Engineers (A&E), Community Associations, Dentists, Law Firms and Legal Services, Nurses, Real Estate and Wholesalers.

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