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Crum & Forster Name Analytics, Marketing, Management Execs

The appointment follows a trend towards adding analytics leaders at specialty insurers.

Crum & Forster, which specializes in insurance coverage for businesses that carry unique risks, has announced three executive appointments at member company and specialty insurer CoverXSpecialty.

Mark St. Aoro has been named VP of the Analytics Group, a newly created role through which he will manage modeling, R&D, audits and forms. The appointment follows analytics-related hires at ACE and Zurich earlier this month. St. Aoro comes to CoverXSpecialty from Torus Insurance Company and has extensive experience in technical pricing, strategic planning, product development and coverage analysis.

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Sam Anderson will serve as SVP of the newly created Niche Marketing business division, where he will be responsible for life sciences, security, binding, oil and gas, and small business units. He most recently served as president of marketing at Colony Specialty and previously held leadership roles at GenStar and Argonaut Specialty.

“We are excited to have Sam and Mark join our management team,” says Tom Bredahl, chief underwriting officer for First Mercury, which writes policies that CoverXSpecialty produces. “Their experience and vision will help us continue to provide innovative products for the industries that count on our expertise.”

CoverXSpecialty has also named Steve Dresner as VP and primary group manager. He most recently worked for the Global Insurance Distribution division at Endurance Specialty Holdings and previously served at Hartford and GenRe Corporation.

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