The Rockhill Insurance Group has hired Tracy Upton, a former vice president at Bermuda-based Everest Reinsurance, to lead its new E&S property unit.
The unit is a catastrophe wind and all other peril (AOP) facility focused primarily on coastal risks.
Upton is a specialist in the commercial property E&S market who joined from Everest Re, where he most recently served as vice president of its E&S property facility.
“One of the hallmarks of our unit is our limited wholesale distribution platform,” Upton said.
“We’re committed to being a disciplined, yet formidable competitor, working through a select group of dedicated, mutually aligned wholesale partners.”
Since opening for business, Rockhill said it has already received a large number of submissions from its wholesale brokers.
Jessica Clarke, senior vice president and director of commercial and specialty lines at State Auto, added: “Tracy’s expertise in the commercial property E&S market, combined with his own relationships with Rockhill’s existing wholesale partners, has already proven to be a major advantage.
“We’re excited that Tracy and the team are already quoting and writing business, and look forward to continued growth.”
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