Claims People: Chubb, Frankenmuth, MS Amlin, Sedgwick

By Claims Journal staff | October 6, 2021
Chubb Names Head of North America Claims
Kevin Rampe

Chubb has appointed Kevin Rampe as head of Chubb North America claims.

He succeeds Bill Hazelton, who has been appointed to a newly created role centered on a number of strategic initiatives in Chubb’s North America businesses, the company said in a press release on Wednesday.

Rampe previously served as Chubb’s global deputy general counsel. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of Chubb’s North America commercial and personal lines claims. In addition, he will oversee efforts to provide claims insights to Chubb’s underwriters, clients, agents and brokers, as well as ensure client satisfaction in the handling of all claims, the company said.

Rampe will report to Mike Smith, senior vice president of Chubb Group and global claims officer. He will be based in Jersey City, N.J.

Hazelton will focus on executing a number of strategic initiatives in North America. He will report to John Lupica, vice chairman of the Chubb Group and president of North America insurance. He will be based in Whitehouse Station, N.J.

Rampe joined Chubb in 2005 as the company’s global compliance officer. He was later appointed general counsel of North America. Earlier in his career, he served as both president and chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. He was first deputy superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department and served as the first assistant counsel to New York State Gov. George E. Pataki.

Rampe is a graduate of Union College and the Albany Law School of Union University.

Hazelton joined Chubb in 2005 and has served in several leadership capacities. Prior to his former role as head of claims, he served as Chubb’s environmental, excess casualty and construction industry practice leader. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History from James Madison University.

Frankenmuth Appoints Claims VP
Beth Wright

Frankenmuth Insurance has appointed Beth Wright as vice president of claims.

The carrier, which is based in Frankenmuth, Mich., said Wright has 22 years of service with the company’s claims department. She must recently was director of property and casualty claims.

Wright is a U.S. Air Force veteran who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska Omaha and an associate degree in communications from the Community College of the Air Force.

She earned an Associate in Claims designation in 2000, supervisor certification from Saginaw Valley State University in 2005, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 2006, Fraud Claim Law Associate designation in 2007, Property Claim Law Associate designation in 2008, certification as a property subrogation arbitrator with Arbitration Forums in 2008, Michigan Insurance Adjuster licensure in 2011, the Senior Claim Law Associate Gold Award in 2013, and Workers Compensation Professional certification in 2020. Wright is also a member of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association, serving on its Claims Committee.

MS Amlin Names Chief Claims Officer

MS Amin Underwriting Ltd. has appointed David Mocklow as chief finance officer and chief claims officer of its newly formed sister company, MS Amlin Distribution Holdings.

MS Amlin, an international insurer and reinsurer based in London, earlier this year announced the formation of MS ADH after acquiring a managing general agency, International Transportation and Marine Office LLC. The company has also invested in InQlusiy LLC, which is also a managing general agency.

MS ADH is exploring other opportunities and will serve as a holding company for US acquisitions, the company said in a press release.

Mocklow formerly was head of strategy and corporate development for Gramercy Risk Management. He also worked for the investment banking firm Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller and for Aon, where has was a founding member of the Aon Capital Markets team in Chicago.

Mocklow reports to Chief Executive Officer Johan Slabbert.

Sedgwick Appoints President of Casualty Operations

Sedgwick has promoted Patrick J. Walsh as as president casualty solutions. He will oversee auto, liability and workers’ compensation lines, the Memphis-based company said in a press release.

Walsh has held senior leadership roles at large carriers and third-party administrators, Sedgwick said. He joined Sedgwick in 2019 through the acquisition of York Risk Services Group, where he was an executive vice president and chief claims officer.

Jim Ryan, chief operating officer for the Americas, said that Walsh has led a number of Sedgwick’s strategic growth initiatives. The company employees 27,000 in 65 countries.

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