Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands U.S. Executive & Professional Lines Leadership With Regional Executives

February 17, 2021 9:32 AM EST

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has expanded its U.S. Executive & Professional Lines leadership team, naming Shelley Norman as Senior Vice President, Management Liability, Central Region, and promoting Kevin Gallagher to Senior Vice President, Management Liability, East Region, and Sean Cox to Senior Vice President, Management Liability, West Region.

“BHSI’s clear, concise management liability solutions, transparency in risk underwriting and pricing, and financial strength, are in high demand in today’s marketplace,” said Dave Bresnahan, Executive Vice President, BHSI. “Our new Executive & Professional Lines leadership structure enables us to be bring exceptional focus and expertise to serving targeted management liability accounts -- public, private and non-profit -- throughout the U.S.”

Shelley joins BHSI after more than 25 years at AIG, where she was most recently Financial Lines Zonal Executive. Her previous leadership roles at AIG include Head of Private Non-Profit Management Liability for the U.S. & Canada, and Chief Underwriting Officer for the Private Non-Profit, Management Liability team. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is based in BHSI’s Chicago office and can be reached at or 312.256.6581.

Kevin, who has 20 years of industry experience, came to BHSI in 2013 as Vice President, Executive Lines. He was previously Assistant Vice President for Arch Insurance’s Executive Assurance and Financial Lines Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University. Kevin is based in BHSI’s New York office and can be reached at or 917.960.2408.

Sean, who has more than 16 years of experience in executive and professional lines, joined BHSI as Vice President, Executive Lines, in 2014. He was previously Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager at AIG. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Sean is based in BHSI’s New York office and can be reached at or 917.960.2451.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance ( provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor's. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.

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Source: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

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