Thursday, July 07, 2016
New York, NY – QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Group, today announced that David Kuhn has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Regional Executive – Western Region.
Embodying the One QBE approach the company delivers to customers, Mr. Kuhn will lead QBE’s go-to-market activities in the 10-state region consisting of AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY. He will be accountable for the region’s profitable growth across QBE’s diverse set of insurance businesses and products, as well as all agent and broker relationships and performance in the region. Based in California, he will oversee business planning and collaborate with Underwriting and Claims to assure service excellence and responsiveness to build the strongest partnerships with agents, brokers and clients. The hiring of Mr. Kuhn follows similar steps QBE has been making throughout the country to further expand its Field Operations team and extend its national franchise with a local touch to customers.
Mr. Kuhn brings to QBE more than 30 years of experience in building high performing teams in both turn-around situations and growth opportunities in the insurance industry. He joins QBE from Hanover Insurance Group, where he was Regional President of the company’s Pacific Region for four years. Before Hanover, he served as Senior Vice President at QBE North America from 2011 to 2012. Before QBE, he spent seven years at Balboa Insurance Group both before and after it was acquired by Bank of America, first as Managing Director, and then as Senior Vice President. Mr. Kuhn also has served in leadership roles at The St. Paul Companies, Hartford Specialty Company, Travelers Insurance and Aetna.
"We're delighted to have David join our leadership team," said Brian Griffith, Executive Vice President, Field Management and Distribution at QBE North America, and the person to whom Mr. Kuhn will report. "His ability to attract and motivate key talent as we further strengthen our presence in the West will prove critical to unlocking the value of our diverse businesses and better serving our customers. His ability to lead and build strong relationships exemplifies the quality of people we are attracting in all key regions of the country.”
Mr. Kuhn holds a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Finance from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He has also earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2015 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.
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