(PRWEB) October 04, 2013
Ironshore Inc. is pleased to announce that Christopher Johnston has been named Midwest Regional Executive in the Chicago office. He will be reporting to President of Ironshore’s U.S. Field Operations and Chairman of Ironshore’s environmental insurance division, Joseph L. Boren. Mr. Johnston joined Ironshore in 2010, quickly becoming an asset to the company. Along with his new role, he will continue to serve in his current position as Vice President, Midwest Regional Property Manager, reporting to the head of Ironshore’s U.S. Retail Property Operations, Bradley Winfield.
“Chris will assume responsibility for a dual executive leadership role within Ironshore, which will strengthen our client and broker relationships for U.S. Field Operations’ distribution platform in key markets, such as Chicago,” stated Mr. Boren. “Ironshore’s proven model of leveraging executive expertise, coupled with a market-centric focus, offers a streamlined approach for addressing customer coverage needs.”
Carrying over ten years’ experience in underwriting U.S. Property Commercial Risk insurance, Mr. Johnston has held various positions with leading insurance companies throughout his professional career. He served with Lexington Insurance Company as a Senior Production Specialist in New York and as a Branch Manager for Washington, D.C. prior to joining Ironshore. Mr. Johnston also worked as the Northeast regional underwriter for Commonwealth Insurance Company as well.
Mr. Boren further noted that “Chris will assume the operational oversight and responsibilities in Chicago currently performed by Yosha DeLong who has worked diligently to grow our business in the region. Yosha will be relocating to London to join Ironshore Europe Limited with the Professional Lines division.”
Ironshore provides broker-sourced specialty property and casualty insurance coverages for varying risks, including aviation insurance and political risk insurance, on a global basis through its multiple international platforms. The Ironshore group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best with a Financial Size Category of Class XIV. Ironshore’s Pembroke Syndicate 4000 operates within Lloyd’s where the market rating is A (Excellent) by A.M. Best and A+ (Strong) from both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. For more information, please visit: http://www.ironshore.com