Philadelphia Insurance Names New Chief Operating and Chief Marketing Officers

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PHLY names new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, while promoting Chief Underwriting Officer to Executive VP. All three executives have over two decades of experience.

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We are extremely fortunate to have three high performing individuals like Sean, Bob and John whose leadership has been integral to our success.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) has picked three executives – each with over two decades of experience - to fill top positions within the Company. The Board of Directors at Philadelphia Insurance approved the promotions of Sean S. Sweeney to President & Chief Operating Officer, Robert D. O’Leary to Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer and John Glomb to Executive Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer. The promotions went into effect as of January 1st.

“We are extremely fortunate to have three high performing individuals like Sean, Bob and John whose leadership has been integral to our success,” shared Jamie Maguire, Chairman and CEO of Philadelphia Insurance Companies. “In their 30 years with PHLY, Sean and Bob have helped build us into an industry leader and provide stability that our employees and business partners can rely on with confidence. John has been with PHLY for only four years but during that short tenure has introduced new and innovative approaches to boost our efficiency while maintaining a competitive position.”    

Sean Sweeney has been with PHLY since 1979, when he started his insurance career as an account executive. In 1993, he helped take the Company public with founder James J. Maguire, Sr. Mr. Sweeney has held several positions with PHLY and worked his way up to become Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 1998. Four years later he was named President and CMO. He holds an MBA from Saint Joseph's University.

Robert O’Leary started his insurance career in 1977 as an Industrial Sales Rep for American Mutual Insurance Company. He joined PHLY in 1982 as a Regional Manager and four years later was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Northeast Region. In 2006 he became Senior Vice President of the Eastern Territory. Two years later, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing. Mr. O’Leary holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Connecticut.

John Glomb joined Philadelphia Insurance Companies in 2007 as Senior Vice President of the Management and Professional Liability division. In 2009, he took on responsibility for PHLY’s entire Underwriting department as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Mr. Glomb worked at Banc of America Securities LLC and at National Union, the management and professional liability subsidiary of American International Group. Mr. Glomb received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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About Philadelphia Insurance
Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50 and National Underwriter’s Top 100 (for in-depth financial information, please visit our website at The organization has 46 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies is the marketing name for the property casualty insurance operations of Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp., a Member of the Tokio Marine Group. In the United States, all products are written by insurance company subsidiaries of Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties.

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