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Argo Surety establishes presence in Chicago

Argo Surety, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, has established a presence in the Chicago area with the appointment of Dan Carlson as vice president for North Central and Western US Regions.

In addition, Argo Surety is now offering up to $50,000,000 in aggregate surety bond capacity for qualifying clients.

In his new role, Carlson will build and manage the infrastructure for underwriting and marketing commercial surety, as well as assist in developing a national plan for operations within the commercial surety platform.

He will report to Argo Surety chief underwriting officer, Josh Betz, and joins Surety underwriting vice president Mark Farina and an established commercial surety team.

With more tha 25 years of commercial surety experience, Carlson served as senior regional vice president for Zurich Surety for the last eight years.

Betz said with national expansion plan and expanded surety capacity, Argo Surety is a committed, long-term market that their clients can depend on, which allows the firm to grow with the clients.

Argo Surety specializes in commercial and contract surety bonds, providing coverage for licenses and permits, court costs, and other miscellaneous needs.