Colony Specialty appoints Canfield to lead casualty business


Excess and Surplus lines carrier Colony Specialty, a subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Jeff Canfield to serve as head of casualty.

Canfield previously served as casualty excess practice leader for Colony. Before joining Colony in 2016, he served as senior vice president and product line leader of excess casualty at Aspen Insurance. Prior to that, he served as profit lines manager for excess casualty national accounts at AIG.

Canfield succeeds Jim Cornwell, who now serves as SVP of Argo Construction. Canfield will report to Ron Vindivich, president of US excess & surplus lines division.

Vindivich said: “Jeff has proven success in growing the company’s casualty book of business through the use of emerging technologies to enhance traditional excess casualty underwriting. This, combined with his strong knowledge of Colony and the E&S marketplace, positions him well for success in this role.”

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