People News: CNA, MedRisk, Navigators

February 27, 2017
CNA Names Weber to New SVP Role

CNA announced the appointment of Scott Weber to fill a newly created senior vice president role within the company’s Worldwide P&C Claim unit. In this role, Weber is responsible for all aspects of CNA’s Staff Counsel, Legal Services, and the Quality, Compliance and Learning areas. He reports to Andrew J. Pinkes, executive vice president, Worldwide P&C Claim.

Prior to joining CNA, Weber served as a managing director at Stroz Friedberg, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s insider threat practice and assisting clients in leveraging predictive analytics for the prevention, detection and mitigation of insider threats and security risks. Weber practiced law for 21 years, and held litigation partner roles at Latham & Watkins and Patton Boggs, where he was responsible for complex litigation, including class action, toxic tort, product liability defense, internal investigations and compliance. Weber recently served as a senior advisor at The Chertoff Group, LLC. Notably, he also served as senior counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Weber is well respected for his pro bono work, having served at different times as Special Counsel both to the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate, and to the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee. Weber served as a member and chairman of the District Ethics Committee for the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Ethics. He also served on a New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Panel for Police Standards.

Weber has appeared on Fox News, CNBC, CNN, BBC Television, and other broadcast outlets as an expert on cyber and national security issues. He has also been a contributing author to several leading business and legal publications.

MedRisk Names Neil Executive Vice President of Client Strategy and Solutions

Chris Neil has joined MedRisk, a provider of managed physical medicine and diagnostic imaging services for workers’ compensation, as executive vice president of Client Strategy and Solutions.

Neil has worked for specialty managed care companies in the workers’ compensation industry for the past 17 years. Having held senior leadership positions in strategic planning and relationship management, he focuses on pricing strategies and relationship management along with refining workflows, processes and solutions.

He began his career as a sales representative for a pharmacy benefit management company and later continued with medical cost containment organizations.

Navigators Names Draper Head of International Casualty

Navigators Holdings (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of The Navigators Group, Inc., announced that David J. Draper has joined the company as head of International Casualty.

With 30 years of underwriting, broker and client development experience in UK and international casualty insurance, Draper is responsible for developing and executing a strategic vision for Navigators’ international casualty business outside of the United States. He is focused on driving growth in Europe, including in the UK, and in Asia. He reports to Colin D. Sprott, Chief Underwriting Officer, Navigators International, and is based in the company’s London office.

Draper joined Navigators from Chubb Insurance, where he most recently served as international casualty manager in the Overseas General Division. He previously held various leadership roles in underwriting portfolio management, client relationship and broker management at QBE European Operations. Earlier in his career, he spent a number of years as a casualty underwriter within the Lloyd’s market.

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