BOSTON & TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has appointed several claims executives to new roles within its North American region.
Rob Romeo has been named Head of Claims, North America. He has more than 20 years of industry experience and was previously Senior Vice President, U.S. Healthcare & Casualty Claims at BHSI. Rob joined BHSI in 2013 as Vice President, Healthcare & Casualty Claims, U.S., and has been instrumental in building BHSI’s global claims handling approach.
Andy Barberis has been named Head of Healthcare & Casualty Claims for the U.S. and will oversee global surety claims as well. He joined BHSI in 2021 as Senior Vice President, U.S. Claims. He has more than 30 years of commercial lines claims experience, including as an insurance defense and coverage attorney.
Amanda Sorsak has been named Head of First Party Claims, Canada. She joined BHSI in 2015 as Vice President, Property, Energy & Marine Claims, and has held increasingly senior positions throughout her nearly 20-year industry career.
Paul Emerson has been named Head of Third Party Claims, Canada. He joined BHSI in 2015 as Vice President, Liability Claims, and has more than 20 years of experience handling commercial liability claims and litigation defense.
“CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT®, and these leaders, working closely with our North American underwriting team, are at the forefront of delivering our product for customers and brokers,” said Sanjay Godhwani, President, North America Region, BHSI. “I look forward to partnering with Rob and the entire North America claims team to positively impact claims outcomes for our customers.”
“Rob has exceptional experience handling complex cases and uses his knowledge to continually elevate our entire team and deliver on our CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT® philosophy. I am pleased to have him leading our high-performing claims team and partnering with Sanjay to deliver excellent service to customers and brokers throughout North America” said David Crowe, Global Chief Claims Officer, BHSI. “Andy assuming leadership for our casualty and healthcare claims underscores our deep bench of claims talent, which is a key asset to our customers.
“Amanda and Paul have made a tremendous impact in growing our claims team and our business in Canada and worldwide. They embody the excellent capabilities and strong character BHSI seeks in all of our teammates and will continue to lead by example in their new roles,” he added.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, transactional liability, surety, marine, travel, programs, accident and health, medical stop loss, homeowners, and multinational insurance. The actual and final terms of coverage for all product lines may vary. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity group of insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best and AA+ from Standard & Poor’s. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, San Ramon, Seattle, Stevens Point, Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lyon, Macau, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich.