7 June 2017Insurance

Sapphire Blue hires CUO from Markel

Sapphire Blue, the managing general underwriting company owned by Ryan Specialty Group (RSG), has hired Debra Goldberg as chief underwriting officer.

Prior to joining Sapphire Blue, Goldberg was the managing director of medical underwriting for Markel Corporation.

In addition to underwriting, Goldberg has held positions as claims attorney and medical claims manager for Markel before joining the professional liability underwriting staff. Goldberg began her career as a medical malpractice defense attorney representing hospitals and healthcare providers in Cook County, Illinois and the surrounding area.

Nancy McMahon, president and CEO of Sapphire Blue, said: “Deb’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes her a key addition to Sapphire Blue and to our RSG family. I’m confident that Deb will play a key role in developing and implementing high quality solutions as we continue to expand into Allied Healthcare.”

Goldberg said: “I am excited to be joining Sapphire Blue. Sapphire Blue and Ryan Specialty Group have an outstanding reputation in the medical professional liability insurance community, and it’s a privilege to be part of this team. I’m looking forward to working with this group to develop comprehensive insurance solutions to meet the complex needs of allied healthcare providers.”

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