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Endurance appoints new head of US insurance specialty business unit

Endurance, a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, has appointed Steven Dresner as head of US insurance specialty business unit.

In this role, he will manage programs with Managing General Underwriters (MGUs) as well as developing partnerships with additional MGUs in specialty areas.

His responsibilities also include managing the company’s relationship with a key Managing General Agent (MGA) business partner in the workers’ compensation specialty area.

He will report to John Zachry, head of Endurance’s US insurance wholesale operations.

Dresner has over 28 years of experience in the insurance industry and has served in several senior underwriting roles at Endurance, most recently as head of Endurance Worldwide Reinsurance’s Casualty Treaty and Workers’ Compensation business unit.

He held a number of senior underwriting roles in both the insurance and reinsurance segments since joining Endurance in May 2003 in conjunction with a renewal rights transaction deal with HartRe. At HartRe he served as vice president and casualty practice leader responsible for all casualty lines for treaty and facultative business, including professional liability.

Prior to that, Dresner spent 17 years at GeneralCologne Re in management roles within their Casualty Facultative business unit. At both HartRe and GeneralCologne Re, he focused on the Excess and Surplus Lines marketplace.

Endurance Specialty Holdings president William Jewett said program business provides an opportunity for Endurance to leverage knowledge of specialty businesses and additional distribution channels to diversify the product offerings.