Argo Pro hires duo from Hiscox and Travelers
Argo Pro, a subsidiary of specialty re/insurer Argo Group, has appointed Mary Henderson as senior vice president, head of financial institutions, and Dan Gmelin as vice president, underwriting, architects and engineers (A&E).
In his new role, Henderson will work to expand Argo Pro’s presence in the financial institutions market through new product offerings, reporting to president of Argo Pro Craig Landi.
Gmelin will manage the architects and engineers book of business, reporting to SVP, E&O underwriting at Argo Pro, Bill Kelly.
Henderson joins Argo from Travelers Companies, where she spent 14 years, serving most recently as regional vice president. Prior to that, she was assistant vice president, financial and professional insurance broker at Marsh and McClennan Companies.
Gmelin joins Argo from Hiscox Insurance Company, where he most recently served as senior vice president and manager of the A&E book of business. Gmelin was one of the first employees at Hiscox in the US and helped build the region’s book of business, according to the statement. He worked with all of Hiscox’s professional liability products including A&E, miscellaneous E&O, allied healthcare technology, cyber and general liability.
Prior to joining Hiscox, Gmelin held a senior underwriter position at Professional Indemnity Agency. He was also a financial advisor with CIBC Oppenheimer’s High Net Worth Private Client Group. Gmelin graduated from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Landi said: "Mary and Dan have a great depth of experience in the insurance industry and proven leadership success. It is an honor to have such talented individuals join our team."
"I am confident that we have mapped out a strategic and profitable path to grow our book of business," said Kelly added. "Argo Pro's recent hires will continue to build our best-in-class underwriting team."
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