Navigators appoints chief underwriting officer of US insurance
Specialty insurance holding Navigators Group has promoted Michael McKenna to chief underwriting officer (CUO) for the US insurance segment.
In his newly-created role, McKenna will work with the US insurance divisional leaders to advance the growth and profitability of the segment's business, including expanding the portfolio into new geographic markets and specialty products. He will continue to report to Vincent Tizzio, president, US insurance.
Anthony Plutino will succeeding McKenna as head of US marine. Plutino joins Navigators from Crum & Forster, where he served as head of US marine. He was instrumental in forming and building a successful marine underwriting agency which was sold to Crum & Forster in 2014. Plutino will be based in Iselin, New Jersey.
Since joining Navigators in 2010, McKenna has served in a range of positions within the US marine division and most recently served as president, US marine. McKenna also previously led the US excess and surplus lines property division. He will continue to have oversight responsibility for this division and for the US marine division. McKenna is also based in Iselin, New Jersey and is a member of the company's global leadership team.
Tizzio said: "We are delighted to welcome Tony to Navigators. We are fortunate to have recruited such a highly experienced and respected industry veteran to lead our US Marine business. His underwriting expertise and leadership style will fit nicely with our culture."
"Mike has provided strong technical and business leadership not only in U.S. marine, where we are a recognized market leader, but also in other U.S. lines of business," he added. "His skills and track record of success will provide significant value to our leadership team as we build on the momentum we have created and the US Insurance segment enters the next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth."
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