Chubb adds CNA hire to North America commercial insurance
Property/casualty insurer Chubb has named Barbara Sandelands executive vice president and customarq package product manager for its commercial insurance division in North America.
In the newly-created role, Sandelands will be responsible for profit and loss, product and system development, and distribution management of the company's Customarq package policy, which offers property and liability insurance protection to middle market clients through 48 offices in the United States and Canada.
Sandelands joins Chubb from CNA where she served as senior vice president of underwriting services since 2016. Prior to that, she served as Chubb's workers' compensation manager for its commercial insurance division from 2013 to 2016. Sandelands joined Chubb in 1984 and during the course of her career has held a number of underwriting and managerial positions with the company, including general liability manager, quality assurance specialist/property rewrite manager and customarq project lead.
Sandelands will be based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, and will report to Paul Lewis, executive vice president, chief underwriting officer of commercial insurance.
"Barb will bring deep product and underwriting knowledge to our team and will play a critical role in driving the strategy for the next generation of our flagship Customarq product," said Lewis. "I look forward to seeing her excel in this exciting new position as she manages this important line of business."
Scott Gunter, SVP, Chubb Group and division president, North America commercial insurance, added: "I'm very pleased to welcome Barb back to Chubb. Her excellent underwriting acumen, leadership capabilities and marketplace savvy will bolster Chubb's leadership position in serving middle market customers."
Sandelands commented: "Chubb offers a rare combination of broad capabilities, a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture and exceptional leadership. I am excited to reunite with wonderful friends and colleagues who I have known, professionally and personally, since the beginning of my career."
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