Allied World Announces Jack Sennott to Speak at The MarketScout Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium

Sep 09, 2010, 12:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Jack Sennott, its Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, will speak at the MarketScout Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium. The event takes place in Dallas, Texas at the Cityplace Conference and Event Center on September 14 and 15, 2010. Mr. Sennott will speak on building sustainable value in an Entrepreneurial Insurance Enterprise.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Strategy Officer, Mr. Sennott is responsible for the company's corporate strategic initiatives, investor relations, rating agency relations and mergers and acquisition activity. Previously, Mr. Sennott was Chief Operating Officer for Allied World U.S. He joined Allied World following the acquisition of his previous company, Darwin Professional Underwriters where he was a member of the founding management team and a Director. At Darwin, Mr. Sennott was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Darwin, he served as Principal and Founder of Beacon Advisors in Avon, Connecticut, a middle market mergers and acquisitions firm, and as Controller for Executive Risk.

Mr. Sennott is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Accounting and a Minor in History. He is a Certified Public Accountant, having begun his career at Coopers & Lybrand and holds the Associate in Reinsurance Designation from the CPCU Society.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through a global network of branches and affiliates. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's and Fitch. Please visit our website at for further information on Allied World.

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