NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QBE North America, an Integrated Specialist Insurer, has promoted Kristy Kendle to Regional Executive - Western Region, which includes the states of AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY. In this role, she is accountable for profitable growth across QBE's specialized insurance business portfolio, as well as the development of all agent and broker relationships in the region.
Managing QBE's regional hub office in San Francisco and activities throughout the region, Kendle will oversee strategy and business planning for the region. She also will collaborate with Underwriting and Claims leadership to deliver better end-to-end risk management solutions, leveraging the applied expertise, customer service excellence and global strength of QBE.
"As Regional Executive, Kristy is the primary representative of the entire QBE enterprise in the Western Region," said Mark Cantin, President, Field Operations at QBE North America. "She has been serving as the interim Regional Executive, and with her proven leadership, we're confident the team can further build on the strong momentum we have in the West."
Kendle is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. She joined QBE in 2016 as a Business Development Leader in QBE's Western Region. Prior to QBE, she was at The Hanover Insurance Group, where she served as Regional Vice President. In this role, she was accountable for sales performance management, distribution management, portfolio management, recruiting, coaching and mentoring leaders and underwriters. She more than doubled the book of business in five years. Prior to The Hanover, Kendle held leadership positions at Travelers, AIG and Chubb.
Kendle has an Associate of Arts degree from Orange Coast College, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University of Long Beach.
QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the largest insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE NA reported Gross Written Premiums in 2017 of $4.6 billion. QBE Insurance Group's 2017 results can be found at www.qbe.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 31 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. The actual terms and coverage for all lines of business are subject to the language of the policies as issued. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's. Additional information can be found at www.qbe.com/us, or follow QBE North America on Twitter.