SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nautilus Insurance Group, a Berkley Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Buckhardt as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. The appointment is effective April 4, 2017, and coincides with the inception of Nautilus’ Strategic Initiatives Group.
Buckhardt has more than 33 years of experience in the Excess & Surplus Lines insurance industry, with significant expertise in leading project management and strategic business initiatives. After joining Nautilus in 2016, she served as Vice President of Business Strategic Projects, while leading the design and implementation of a claims management system. Prior to Nautilus, Buckhardt worked as a claims leader at a Fortune 100 insurance carrier.
“Trish’s skills and reputation in the E&S market are invaluable and we’re thrilled to have her in this new role,” said Tom Kuzma, President and CEO of Nautilus Insurance Group. “With her leadership qualities, strategic expertise and long-standing relationships, Trish will develop a strong, successful Strategic Initiatives Group, ensuring the realization of Nautilus’ long-term strategic vision. I anticipate great success with Trish in this new role as we evolve our technology, product offerings and growth opportunities, so we can best serve our agents and remain a leader in the industry.”
“I’m looking forward to building a strong Strategic Initiatives Group at Nautilus,” Buckhardt said. “The Company’s executive leadership team, talented employees and innovative culture are well positioned for the deployment of a project management organization. We will have the opportunity to institute best practices, develop, and leverage talent and oversee a project portfolio that targets the business’ objectives and goals.”
Buckhardt holds a Master’s degree in Applied Communication from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marymount College.
About Nautilus Insurance Group
Nautilus Insurance Group (www.nautilusinsgroup.com) is a leading U.S. Commercial Excess and Surplus and Specialty Lines provider offering insurance solutions to appointed Managing General Agents. Nautilus Insurance Group writes on behalf of Nautilus Insurance Company and Great Divide Insurance Company, and is a proud member of W. R. Berkley Corporation, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company.
About W. R. Berkley Corporation
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation (www.wrberkley.com) is an insurance holding company that is among the largest Commercial Lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the Property Casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance.