Safety National Announces Expansion of Casualty Field Underwriting Management Team to Support Organizational Growth

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety National Casualty Corporation announced organizational changes and enhancements to the company’s casualty field underwriting management roles. The following realignment of responsibilities is effective immediately. Steve Cotnoir, formerly Vice President – Large Casualty, has assumed the role of Executive Director of Casualty Field Underwriting. In this position, he will provide leadership over national field casualty and production underwriting. Cotnoir will report to Seth Smith, Executive Vice President of Underwriting.

Dennis Zervos, formerly Vice President – Large Casualty, has assumed the role of Regional Vice President – Underwriting. In this position, he will provide leadership over field casualty and excess production underwriting for Safety National’s New York and Philadelphia regional offices. Zervos is now a member of Cotnoir’s casualty senior leadership team.

Scott Thompson, formerly Assistant Vice President – Large Casualty, has assumed the role of Vice President – Large Casualty. In this position, he will provide leadership over casualty and production underwriting for Safety National’s San Francisco and Los Angeles regional offices. Thompson will now report directly to Cotnoir.

Russ Edwards, formerly Regional Underwriting Manager – Large Casualty, has assumed the role of Assistant Vice President – Large Casualty. In this position, he will provide leadership over casualty and production underwriting for Safety National’s Atlanta regional office. Edwards will now report directly to Cotnoir.

“As a dominant player in the excess workers’ compensation market for over 75 years, Safety National has spent the last decade strategically expanding our product portfolio and field presence to address the evolving needs of our valued customers,” said Gus Aivaliotis, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer at Safety National. “These field leadership team enhancements reflect how impactful our regional offices have been to this growth and, more importantly, our commitment to be situated closer to our brokers and buyers. Steve, Dennis, Scott and Russ have all played a major role in the success of our casualty underwriting group and they have, individually and collectively, earned this opportunity to help cultivate Safety National’s status as a highly-respected, top-rated casualty carrier in the risk management marketplace.”

Safety National is a leading specialty insurance and reinsurance provider. Serving thousands of customers nationwide for over 75 years, the company offers specialized expertise, flexible program and placement design, and unique claims proficiency. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated A+ (Superior), FSC XV by A.M. Best. Learn more at www.safetynational.com.

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Christie Tucci
Director of Communications
Safety National
314-692-9548
christie.tucci@safetynational.com

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Safety National

Safety National is a leading specialty insurance and reinsurance provider. Serving thousands of customers nationwide for over 75 years, the company offers specialized expertise, flexible program and placement design, and unique claims proficiency. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated A+ (Superior), FSC XV by A.M. Best. Learn more at www.safetynational.com.

Christie Tucci