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Navigators Restructures Top Management Team

Shuffled the team by appointing executives at Navigators Management Company (NMC), its principal US underwriting agency

The Navigators Group, a New York-based insurance holding company, has shuffled the management team by appointing executives at Navigators Management Company (NMC), its principal US underwriting agency.

The company has promoted Christopher Duca to president and CEO of NMC, reporting to Stanley Adam Galanski, who will serve as chairman of NMC and will continue to serve as president and CEO of The Navigators Group, and the insurance company subsidiaries.

Mr. Duca had joined the company in 2001 and has been responsible for NMC’s management liability, professional liability and casualty business. He will continue to maintain direct responsibility for Navigators’ global management and professional liability business, and for specialty casualty business.

Michael Civisca has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of NMC, reporting to Mr. Duca. Mr. Civisca had joined the company in 1987 and has most recently been responsible for the marine, energy, inland marine and commercial multi-peril business of NMC.

Ed Helfers has been named president of NMC’s Marine Division, reporting to Mr. Civisca. Mr. Helfers had joined the company in 2006 to form the Inland Marine Division, which he will continue to manage.

Lori Ann Lowery has joined Navigators in the newly-created position as president of Field Operations. Ms. Lowery most recently served as president of Lloyd’s of North America. She is recognized as an insurance industry leader, with 22 years of experience including executive positions at Wells Fargo Insurance Services. She will be responsible for NMC’s marketing, sales, distribution management and overall oversight of US regional management across all product lines, reporting to Mr Civisca.

Mr. Galanski, president and CEO of Navigators, said: “We are delighted to promote Chris Duca and Mike Civisca to lead our U.S. underwriting operations. Having worked closely with them for the past eight years, both have demonstrated their competence by expanding the scope of their management responsibility beyond their native underwriting disciplines. We are also pleased to expand Ed Helfers’ responsibilities to encompass our U.S. marine business, which is our flagship product line. We welcome Lori Ann Lowery to Navigators with a genuine excitement for how her marketing and business development skills will enhance our cross-marketing and distribution management initiatives.”