NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SIU, a division of Alliant Underwriting Solutions, has hired longtime catastrophe underwriter Kelley Bernal as Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Underwriting. As the new leader of SIU, Bernal will leverage her longstanding expertise within the difference in conditions (DIC) market to grow the division’s capacity, reach, and relationships within the brokerage community.
“We are invested in positioning SIU for long-term growth and expansion; Kelley is proof positive of this commitment,” said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “She joins our team with a deep understanding of the wholesale brokerage community and the many unique variables surrounding the placement process. Her background as a proven underwriter and strong leader will play a prominent role in moving SIU forward.”
A 17-year underwriting veteran, Bernal joins SIU after serving as Vice President and Senior Earthquake Underwriter with one of the nation’s largest independent catastrophe underwriting managers. In this position, Bernal held a leadership role on the firm’s Los Angeles team while underwriting DIC policies using $120 million in domestic and international capacity.
Bernal’s innovation was instrumental in the company’s rollout of a range of internal systems and procedures that increased efficiency and improved performance. She also has experience on the carrier side of the business, where she addressed the wide-ranging needs of the brokerage community.
Bernal earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and is a graduate of and current advisor to the Latina Global Executive Leadership Program hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business. She also holds an Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation and is co-founder of the Emerging Insurance Professionals organization.
Based in SIU’s Glendale, CA headquarters, Bernal can be reached at (818) 844-2654 or KBernal@siumanagers.com.
SIU, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, provides underwriting excellence in difference in conditions (DIC) insurance. Its seasoned underwriting team delivers specialized products and services for earthquake and flood insurance, unlocking access to a broad range of powerful commercial and habitational solutions. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, SIU has delivered the highest standards of excellence and performance in the DIC market since 1999. More information on SIU is available at www.siumanagers.com.
About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s website at www.alliant.com.