Hamilton taps James Rivers for US excess and surplus lines.


Hamilton taps James Rivers for US excess and surplus lines.

Diane Wisner, head of casualty; Pam Gosslin, head of medical professional liability, Hamilton

Hamilton Insurance Group has boosted its US excess and surplus (E&S) lines business with two new hires. Diane Wisner joins as head of excess casualty insurance and Pam Gosslin as head of medical professionals liability.

Both will report to president for US E&S Clay Rhoades and be based in Hamilton’s new Richmond, Virginia location. They will help build out its US-based book of E&S insurance business, using the company’s Hamilton Insurance DAC platform, which shares its AM Best rating of “A-“.

Hamilton’s US E&S Excess Casualty division offers excess capacity over primary or lead excess policies for hard-to-place and distressed contractors, manufacturers and importers, entertainment, habitational and hospitality risks in the small to mid-size account space.

Wisner joins Hamilton after 18 years with James River Insurance Company in various underwriting and management roles, most recently as executive underwriter in the company’s energy division. Before that, she was an underwriter with The Reciprocal Group.

Gosslin also comes from James Rivers, where she spent 17 years in various roles, most recently as division manager for both the allied health and healthcare Divisions. In a 34 year career, she has also held positions with Progressive Insurance and The Virginia Insurance Reciprocal.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Diane and Pam to the Hamilton team,” said Rhoades. “They both have an impressive level of experience and market knowledge, and they are exactly who we need to support our launch into the excess casualty and medical professionals insurance lines as we continue the rapid momentum we’ve maintained since entering the US E&S market early this year.”

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