Westfield Specialty names head of cyber/PL claims

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After a successful first year in the market, WestfieldPro of Westfield Specialty has announced that it is expanding its errors and omissions and cyber liability offering and planning to enter the primary space. The company has also appointed Sara Trokan as senior vice president of specialty claims.

Trokan has more than 17 years of financial and professional lines claims experience at Chubb. In her new role, she will be responsible for the overall growth, strategic direction and oversight of the cyber (E&), and professional liability claims teams.

“We are thrilled to add Sara to the Westfield Specialty team,” said Dan Wadley, executive vice president of WestfieldPro. “With her background and experience, we have confidence that Sara will build out the claims team as well as the vendor support needed to provide superior claim service to our clients and broker partners.”

“Sara has managed and organized claim handling and data collection across thousands of cyber and ransomware claims,” ​​said Krista Glenn, chief claims officer at Westfield Specialty. “Sara has an outstanding reputation as a collaborator who sees the big picture and stays ahead of trends in this evolving line. Sara has led award-winning claims teams, and I am confident she will build and lead a best-in-class team at Westfield Specialty. Sara will also have influence over the development of the entire department as part of Westfield Specialty Claims’ senior leadership team.”

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Westfield Specialty has also added underwriters in New York, Chicago, and Alpharetta, Ga., over the past few months, in addition to expanding its West Coast operation.

Westfield Specialty was launched in July 2021 as part of Ohio-based super-regional carrier Westfield. It is led by former Sompo International CUO and global insurance CEO Jack Kuhn. in its first year in the market, the company bound $120 million in gross written premiums. It is targeting $250 million for 2022.

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