BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance today announced the appointment of Lori Spoon Rafkin as Senior Vice President, Customer & Broker Engagement. Ms. Spoon Rafkin was previously Broker Relationship Leader, North America, at Zurich Insurance.
“Meaningful collaboration with our customers and brokers is critical to provide enduring solutions for market needs," said Peter Eastwood, President of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. "Lori has a proven record of engaging customers and business partners in lasting, mutually beneficial relationships -- and translating sound business strategies into results. With her extensive experience and understanding of both complex customer accounts and distribution management, she is a powerful addition to our team."
Prior to her role at Zurich, Ms. Spoon Rafkin was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Commercial Finance Division, at CIT Group. Before that, she spent the entirety of her career in the commercial insurance industry, holding numerous senior level positions at Marsh Inc., including Managing Director and Chief of Staff of Marsh’s New York Operations, as well as Sales and Industry Practice Leader with Marsh's Global Services Group in New York. She began her career as an international underwriter with Chubb Insurance and is a graduate of DePauw University.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare, executive and professional lines insurance and programs for customers across the U.S. It underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of 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 regional underwriting offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.