VERO BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orchid Underwriters Agency, LLC, among the largest independent managing general underwriters focusing on catastrophe-exposed properties, has named Charlie Graham head of Specialty High Net Worth, Kathy Cody, president and chief operating officer at Orchid Insurance, announced today.
Graham has been with Orchid Insurance the past six years, most recently as a national high net worth business development executive, where her deep understanding of the insurance needs of affluent individuals and their families has helped establish Orchid as a valuable partner to carriers, such as Chubb, AIG, National General Premier, Vault, and others.
“We’re thrilled to announce Charlie’s promotion,” said Cody. “She is a well-rounded insurance executive who has been a vital member of our high-net-worth team and is well respected for her expertise in this evolving market.”
Graham, who began her insurance career as an underwriter, entered the high-net-worth space as an account manager with Platinum Partners, a New England-based wholesale brokerage firm which was acquired by Orchid in 2015.
“The unique needs of high-net-worth individuals continue to expand,” said Graham. “I look forward to leading Orchid’s dynamic high-net-worth team as we continue to serve the underwriting needs of our distribution partners in this critical market.”
Founded in 1998 and based in Vero Beach, Fla., Orchid Insurance provides specialty insurance products for homeowners and businesses throughout the United States, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Orchid Insurance is a First Choice of agents who value superior process, policy and pricing options, high-quality system technologies, expertise in the Excess & Surplus Lines market with coastal-exposed risks, and extensive knowledge of coastal CAT-exposed market areas in the East and Gulf Coast states. Orchid Insurance only represents well-known AM Best Rated carriers. In 2018, private equity group TowerBrook Capital Partners made a majority investment in Orchid. orchidinsurance.com.