Hamilton hires Secor to take professional liability role
Bermudian-headquartered specialty re/insurer Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd has appointed Jamie Secor to the newly-created role of head of professional liability insurance at its US MGA, Hamilton Managing General Agency Americas LLC.
The company said Ms Secor joins this week from Kinsale Insurance Company, and will report to Clay Rhoades, president, Hamilton Managing General Agency Americas LLC.
Hamilton said Ms Secor has oversight for developing the US errors and omissions insurance book of business, leveraging Hamilton Insurance DAC, the company's platform supporting US excess and surplus lines that shares its rating of "A-" by AM Best Company Inc.
The company said Ms Secor is building out her E&O team, and a book that will target surplus lines accounts for small and mid-size entities that may be hard to place, including E&O for architects, engineers, law firms, insurance agents and brokers, and other E&O classes of business.
Mr Rhoades said: “We're delighted to welcome such a dedicated and respected market leader as Jamie to Hamilton. With strong client relationships and a history of writing and managing profitable books of business, she will be integral to our continued expansion into the US E&S market."
Hamilton said Ms Secor has more than 20 years of underwriting and senior management experience.
During her 10-year tenure at Kinsale, Hamilton said Ms Secor was first one of the founding members of Kinsale's professional liability team when the company launched, before concluding her time as leader of the organisation's commercial property division.
Ms Secor began her underwriting career in 2000 at State Farm Insurance. She subsequently joined James River Insurance in 2004, concluding her tenure there as an E&O product line manager, Hamilton said.
She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
Ms Secor holds the chartered property casualty underwriter, associate in surplus lines insurance, and registered professional liability underwriter designations.