Markel strengthens specialty division with new underwriting hire


Markel Corporation has strengthened its specialty division with a new executive underwriting officer. 

Kristin Towse is responsible for leading the products and regulatory services and risk solution services teams and for expanding Markel’s specialty multiline capabilities, focusing on industry verticals. 

Towse has direct underwriting experience in professional, casualty, and property lines, and has held multiple leadership roles at Chubb, spanning property, casualty, and professional, in a career spanning more than 20 years.  

She is based in Boston and reports to Jane Peterson, chief underwriting officer for Markel Specialty, who said: “Kristin’s proven track record of developing top tier talent, building strong broker relationships, and leveraging them to grow profitable books of business sets her apart and will contribute positively to Markel Specialty’s growth strategies.”

Markel, Kristin Towse, Jane Peterson

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