NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Group, today announced that Jeff Lange has joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Regional Executive – Midwest Region.
Embodying the enterprise approach the company delivers to its customers as an integrated specialist insurer, Mr. Lange will lead QBE's go-to-market activities in the 13-state region consisting of IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD and WI. Based in Chicago, he will be accountable for the region's profitable growth across QBE's specialized insurance business portfolio, as well as the development of all agent and broker relationships in the region. He will oversee business planning and collaborate with Underwriting and Claims leadership to drive service excellence, and build the strongest partnerships with agents, brokers and clients. The hiring of Mr. Lange underscores QBE's commitment to build out its national franchise with regional hubs in key trading markets across the United States.
"Jeff represents the linchpin to strengthen our presence in the Midwest Region, and we're very excited to have him come aboard and lead a team of talented professionals," said Brian Griffith, Executive Vice President, Field Management and Distribution at QBE North America. "He will play a critical role in leading our regional efforts, unlocking our franchise value, and making it easier for our trading partners and customers to access the benefits of our applied expertise and integrated business model."
Mr. Lange brings to QBE more than 20 years of experience in building and leading teams to exceed growth and profitability objectives across multiple product and customer segments in the insurance industry. He comes to the company from Hartford Financial Services Group, where he spent 14 years in leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Division Executive of The Hartford's Midwest Division, leading a team of 55 professionals. Before The Hartford, Mr. Lange held leadership and client relationship roles at CONSECO, Channelpoint Inc., Deloitte & Touche, Hewitt Assoc. and Marsh & McLennan Inc.
Mr. Lange holds a BBA in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2015 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2015 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 43 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbena.com, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.
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