Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Group Names Officers

October 16, 2008

The Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association (ESLCA) has announced its new slate of officers and directors.

Newly elected officers are:

— President – Sandra Van Enk, Vice President, The Toa Reinsurance Co. of America
— Vice President – Miles Banks, Executive Director – Group Claims, Willis Ltd.
— Treasurer – Bruce Carlino, Chief Claims Officer, QBE Specialty Group and QBE Reinsurance Corp.
— Secretary – Stuart Willoughby, Claims Director, Markel International Insurance Company Ltd.
— Immediate Past President — Kurt Steinhauer, Vice President of Claims, General Reinsurance Corp.

Officers of the association are elected to serve a term of one year.

New members joining the board of directors are:

— Robert Dudzik, Vice President, Arch Insurance Group
— Ed Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Rockville Risk Management Associates
— Terry Tuttle, Vice President, Reinsurance Solutions

Additional directors currently serving on the Board include:

— Eric Herstine, Assistant Vice President of Reinsurance Claims, Lexington Insurance Co.
— Kevin Shea, Senior Vice President, Direct Claims, Berkley Insurance Co./Signet Star Re
— Susan Wain, Senior Vice President, Claims, Scottsdale Insurance Co.
— Peter Fennell, Senior Vice President, Aon Re, Inc.
— Joachim Krane, Chief Claims Officer, Continental Europe and Asia, XL Insurance

Frank Nicoletti of Nicoletti, Gonson, Spinner & Owen LLP continues to serve the ESLCA as its general counsel.

The ESLCA, formed in 1971, is an insurance industry association that provides a forum in which claim professionals can network with their peers, enhance their knowledge of claim issues and trends, and exchange views and ideas.

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