NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Starr Insurance Companies today announced leadership promotions and a new structure for its Western sales region. Starr’s Western region sales operation has been split into two units – Pacific Northwest and Southwest. Two new leaders have been named to head these sales regions.
Warren Puffer has been promoted to regional vice president of the Pacific Northwest region, consisting of the San Francisco and Seattle offices. Mr. Puffer joined Starr in 2014 and has more than 20 years of insurance experience within global companies on both the carrier and brokerage sides of the business. His underwriting and risk service experience includes casualty, property and surplus lines.
Kelly Geoghegan has been promoted to regional vice president of the Southwest region, consisting of the Los Angeles, Scottsdale, and Denver offices. Ms. Geoghegan joined Starr in 2012 and has more than 17 years of experience in the insurance industry, holding positions in risk management national accounts.
“These changes will ensure that we continue to provide top-quality service to our expanding client and broker communities,” said Robert Cruz, senior vice president, sales and distribution. “We’re fortunate to have great talents like Warren and Kelly to promote from within to drive these efforts.”
Mr. Puffer and Ms. Geoghegan will be responsible for sales, distribution and field leadership as well as broker and client relationships.
About Starr Insurance Companies
Starr Insurance Companies (or Starr) is a marketing name for the operating insurance and travel assistance companies and subsidiaries of Starr International Company, Inc. and for the investment business of C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries. Starr is a leading insurance and investment organization with a presence on six continents; through its operating insurance companies, Starr provides property, casualty, and accident and health insurance products as well as a range of specialty coverages including aviation, marine, energy and excess casualty insurance. Starr’s insurance company subsidiaries domiciled in the U.S., Bermuda, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and U.K. each have an A.M. Best rating of “A” (Excellent). Starr’s Lloyd’s syndicate has a Standard & Poor’s rating of “A+” (Strong).