WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb today announced the appointment of Alexander Wells as Regional Manager for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the company's Commercial Insurance division in North America.
Reporting to C. Scott Gunter, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Commercial Insurance, Mr. Wells will be responsible for executing the underwriting and sales strategies of this business unit, as well as staff management, production, profit and loss, and distribution management.
"Alex has been instrumental in the success and continued growth of Chubb's Specialty Casualty & Construction," said Scott Gunter, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Commercial Insurance. "I'm confident that his deep knowledge and leadership skills will complement Chubb's strong underwriting team in the regions."
Operations in these regions serve commercial customers in the middle market through independent agents and brokers across a network of nine branch and field offices.
Mr. Wells succeeds Jeffrey Updyke, who was recently named Chubb's Chief Operating Officer of North America Field Operations.
Mr. Wells has more than 25 years of experience working in the insurance industry. Prior to Mr. Wells most recent assignment as the North American manager of Chubb's Specialty Casualty & Construction Unit, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the ACE Westchester Specialty Casualty Division. He joined The Chubb Corporation in 1992 as an inland marine underwriting trainee, and has held several positions with increasing responsibility at several branches before joining ACE Limited in 2006, as the North American manager of Excess Casualty for the middle market and construction segments.
Mr. Wells earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from American University.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.chubb.com.