O'Donnell to Lead GE Reinsurance, Brandt to Lead ERC Direct

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Employers Reinsurance Corporation

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers Reinsurance
 Corporation (ERC), a GE company (NYSE:   GE), today named William O'Donnell and
 Kenneth W. Brandt to key leadership positions in its property and casualty
 reinsurance business in the Americas.
     O'Donnell will lead GE Reinsurance, the company's broker market treaty
 reinsurance business. O'Donnell joined ERC in 1981 after three years as a
 primary underwriter at Continental Insurance Company.  During his 20 years at
 ERC, he has held a variety of roles in marketing and underwriting before
 assuming leadership of the North American P&C reinsurance business in 1998.
 He is a graduate of Villanova University.  O'Donnell replaces James R. Miller,
 who is leaving the company.
     Brandt will replace O'Donnell as the leader of ERC's direct treaty
 reinsurance business in North America. He has been leading the specialty
 insurers customer segment at ERC for the past two years.  Brandt began his
 career at ERC as a facultative casualty underwriter in 1993 after five years
 as an underwriter and underwriting manager at ITT Hartford in Los Angeles.  He
 is a graduate of San Jose State University.
     GE Re and ERC will remain as separate underwriting units to best serve
 customers needs.
     "In these times of significant marketplace change, Bill O'Donnell and Ken
 Brandt provide seasoned market expertise, credibility with clients and high
 energy leadership that will help us improve our performance," said Richard F.
 Smith, President & CEO of ERC P&C Reinsurance Americas. "They provide an
 exceptional combination of fresh thinking and experienced, customer-centered
 leadership that will help us serve insurers with innovative programs and build
 on our leadership position."
     Smith added, "We appreciate Jim Miller's efforts during his two and a half
 years leading GE Re and thank him for his many years of service with Kemper Re
 before its acquisition in 1998.  We wish him well in his future endeavors."
     Employers Reinsurance Corporation, a GE company, is the world's fourth
 largest reinsurer and a premier global provider of risk solutions.  ERC serves
 clients in property and casualty, life, healthcare, and professional liability
 insurance and reinsurance, and other risk management services. ERC has earned
 the highest ratings in the industry: More information on ERC is available at
 www.ercgroup.com .
 
 

SOURCE Employers Reinsurance Corporation
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers Reinsurance
 Corporation (ERC), a GE company (NYSE:   GE), today named William O'Donnell and
 Kenneth W. Brandt to key leadership positions in its property and casualty
 reinsurance business in the Americas.
     O'Donnell will lead GE Reinsurance, the company's broker market treaty
 reinsurance business. O'Donnell joined ERC in 1981 after three years as a
 primary underwriter at Continental Insurance Company.  During his 20 years at
 ERC, he has held a variety of roles in marketing and underwriting before
 assuming leadership of the North American P&C reinsurance business in 1998.
 He is a graduate of Villanova University.  O'Donnell replaces James R. Miller,
 who is leaving the company.
     Brandt will replace O'Donnell as the leader of ERC's direct treaty
 reinsurance business in North America. He has been leading the specialty
 insurers customer segment at ERC for the past two years.  Brandt began his
 career at ERC as a facultative casualty underwriter in 1993 after five years
 as an underwriter and underwriting manager at ITT Hartford in Los Angeles.  He
 is a graduate of San Jose State University.
     GE Re and ERC will remain as separate underwriting units to best serve
 customers needs.
     "In these times of significant marketplace change, Bill O'Donnell and Ken
 Brandt provide seasoned market expertise, credibility with clients and high
 energy leadership that will help us improve our performance," said Richard F.
 Smith, President & CEO of ERC P&C Reinsurance Americas. "They provide an
 exceptional combination of fresh thinking and experienced, customer-centered
 leadership that will help us serve insurers with innovative programs and build
 on our leadership position."
     Smith added, "We appreciate Jim Miller's efforts during his two and a half
 years leading GE Re and thank him for his many years of service with Kemper Re
 before its acquisition in 1998.  We wish him well in his future endeavors."
     Employers Reinsurance Corporation, a GE company, is the world's fourth
 largest reinsurer and a premier global provider of risk solutions.  ERC serves
 clients in property and casualty, life, healthcare, and professional liability
 insurance and reinsurance, and other risk management services. ERC has earned
 the highest ratings in the industry: More information on ERC is available at
 www.ercgroup.com .
 
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