MPG hires Christine Santiago to run new Large Builders Risk Facility

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Maritime Program Group names Christine Santiago as VP of Inland Marine. Christine is leading the development and production of MPG's new large-risk Inland Marine facility for Builders Risks with limits up to $75,000,000.

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“Inland Marine has been at the core of MPG’s product offering since the beginning, but Christine’s expertize in underwriting the larger, more sophisticated risk will greatly enhance the value we offer to our national producer base.” remarks Chris Pesce"

Maritime Program Group names Christine Santiago as VP of Inland Marine. Christine will lead the development and production of a new large-risk Inland Marine facility for MPG. Through their 20+ year partnership with SwissRe, MPG will be expanding their current Inland product offering to include coastal and inland Builders Risk accounts with individual risk limits up to $75,000,000. Additionally, a new program will be launched that targets specialty equipment for larger Contractors Equipment risks.

“Inland Marine has been at the core of MPG’s product offering since the beginning, but Christine’s expertize in underwriting the larger, more sophisticated risk will greatly enhance the value we offer to our national producer base.” remarks MPG President, Christopher Pesce.

Christine Santiago has 30 years in the insurance industry with the last 25 dedicated to Inland Marine. She has extensive experience in form and rate development and establishing underwriting guidelines. She has marketed the product line throughout the US in both the wholesale and retail distribution networks.

She was most recently with Starr Indemnity as Vice President, Inland Marine Product Line Manager where she expanded their Inland Marine offerings through Starr Marine offices. She spent 7 years with Axis Insurance as Senior Vice President leading the Builders Risk underwriting team. Prior to that she spent 4 years with Ace USA Westchester Division as Assistant Vice President underwriting Inland Marine with an emphasis on Builders Risk insurance. She had regional underwriting responsibilities with St. Paul/USF&G and Hartford Insurance Group all in Inland Marine. She began her underwriting career with Risk Specialists of New York underwriting Excess and Surplus Lines Property Insurance.

Maritime Program Group (MPG) is a Program Administrator providing a full range of marine insurance products and underwriting services to its broker network throughout the Unites States. MPG specializes in protecting all types of marine-related assets across every category of marine risks, including Recreational Marine, Inland Marine, and Ocean Marine. Through its Private Client Services the company serves the individual insurance needs of high net worth clients. MPG also has a wholesale brokerage facility to place Ocean Marine risks that might otherwise not fit their in-house underwriting programs. MPGs nearly 60 employees are strategically located in offices nationwide, with primary offices in Westbrook, CT and Manchester, NH. For more information about Maritime Program Group, visit http://www.maritimepg.com or call 800.366.8086 Ext. 1658.

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