Medmarc Insurance Enhances West Coast Presence with Addition of New California Underwriter
CHANTILLY, Va., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Medmarc today announced that Cathie Speakman, a seasoned underwriter with significant experience working with the life sciences industry, has joined the Medmarc Life Sciences Underwriting Team. Speakman will be located in Northern California and will be dedicated to servicing California, Oregon, and Washington. The addition of Speakman positions Medmarc for continued growth in that region.
“Cathie understands the life sciences industry and has established relationships with the brokers we work with every day,” said Chief Underwriting Officer Francis Stockwell. “I am very excited to be working with such a talented individual. Cathie will fit in well with the rest of our veteran industry experts and she has demonstrated the deep knowledge that our brokers and policyholders have come to expect from us. We are very enthusiastic about this decision.”
Director of Life Sciences Underwriting, John Ajello, joins Stockwell in welcoming Speakman to Medmarc. Remarking on this move, Ajello said “the combination of Cathie’s underwriting experience and industry knowledge makes her a natural fit. She is the right candidate to expand Medmarc’s presence on the West Coast and advance our growth initiatives.”
Speakman brings more than a decade of underwriting experience to the company, and most recently held senior underwriting positions in the Life Sciences Practices of both CNA Insurance and Chubb Insurance.
“I look forward to working with Medmarc, and am very excited to join a company with the reputation that Medmarc enjoys among those in the life sciences industry–both for its commitment to service and for its unparalleled industry expertise,” Speakman said. “This expertise will be a great resource for me in assisting brokers and policyholders.”
Medmarc is a leading provider of products liability insurance and risk management solutions for the medical technology and life sciences industry and of professional liability protection to solo practitioners and small law firms. Medmarc is now in its ninth straight year of increasing its number of life sciences policyholders.
Medmarc is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, and can be found on the web at www.medmarc.com.
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