Sirius increases investment in environment team


Sirius Group is continuing to expand its environmental team with the addition of Robert Potter and Bob Albanese. The environmental division is led by Doug Stepenosky, who joined Sirius earlier in 2017.

“We are focused on establishing a best-in-class Environmental team and are fortunate to have Robert and Bob join us in driving that initiative,” said Stepenosky. “We will be launching the platform during the second half of this year with a diverse set of products and the full support of the entire Sirius team.”

Potter comes on board as senior vice president – environmental. Potter has 16 years of environmental underwriting experience, the last eight of which were with Great American Insurance Group. He will be based in San Francisco and will assume the role of national environmental underwriting manager.

Albanese joins as vice president – environmental claims manager. Albanese has eight years of environmental and general liability claims management experience, the last two of which were with Starr Companies. Prior to handling environmental claims, he worked 11 years as an environmental consultant. He will be based in Eastern Pennsylvania and will lead Sirius’s environmental claims operations.

Sirius said that it is continuing to expand its US based specialty insurance operations with environmental and surety teams, as well as the recent acquisitions of the Armada Global and International Medical Group agencies adding further to its long established Accident & Health operations.

“We are excited to add such talented environmental professionals,” added Allan Waters, Sirius Group’s chairman and CEO. “Both Robert and Bob bring deep experience in their respective areas of expertise and share the same customer focused approach to the insurance business that continues to distinguish Sirius in the marketplace.”

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