Steve Hernandez Appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Risk Control

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Ҵý today announced the appointment of Steve Hernandez as Senior Vice President, Commercial Risk Control, effective September 26, 2016. In this role, Hernandez will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the Commercial Risk Control function, including developing Risk Control products and services that align with Ҵý's underwriting strategies for various product lines and customer segments. He will be based in Chicago and will report to Kevin Leidwinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Ҵý Commercial.

"Steve's proven analytical, technical and strategic skills, coupled with his strong leadership experience, made him the ideal candidate for this important position," Leidwinger said.

Hernandez joins Ҵý with more than 26 years of global property and casualty expertise. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Risk Engineering (Loss Control Services) for Chubb, where he was responsible for creating the strategy and building a global risk engineering value proposition with key stakeholders. He also served on the company's Diversity, Senior Manager Roundtables, where he was a moderator and presenter for numerous diversity and employee resource group sessions, including the Minority Development Council, Working Parent, Hispanic and LGBT resource groups.

Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Bradley University, and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Fire Protection Association and the American Insurance Association.

Hernandez succeeds Bill Boyd who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years of service at Ҵý and a successful 38-year career in the insurance industry. He will build on and advance Bill Boyd's successful positioning of the Risk Control organization as a positive brand differentiator for Ҵý. Bill and Steve will work together to ensure a smooth transition.

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