PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, today announced it has appointed John Nilson to the position of Senior Vice President, Western Region for ACE Risk Management® (ARM). Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Nilson will oversee ARM branch operations for the Western Region, working with brokers in managing new business development and underwriting activities and serving middle and large account commercial customers. Mr. Nilson will report jointly to Ken Riegler, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, ARM Commercial Accounts and Jay Lefkowitz, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, ARM National Accounts.
“This appointment acknowledges John’s accomplishments, contributions and proven track record in working with local brokers and clients to help them better understand ARM’s broad range of products and services,” said Mr. Lefkowitz.
Mr. Riegler added, “John’s prior experience in serving the Houston and Los Angeles regions in the middle market and large-risk arena makes him well-positioned to support ARM’s continued growth in this market.”
"We’re pleased to continue rolling out our field operations strategy of establishing a regional presence across the United States through representation of 'One ACE' to customers, brokers and prospects through various distribution channels,” said Joseph S. Clabby, President, ACE USA West. “The Western Region represents a significant growth opportunity for both ARM and ACE USA and John’s appointment reflects our continued commitment to establishing a strong local presence.”
Mr. Nilson joined ACE USA in July 1999 as an Underwriter for ARM in its Los Angeles Branch. With more than 14 years of experience in the insurance arena with a particular focus on serving clients with large casualty programs, Mr. Nilson began his insurance career with an ACE predecessor organization—CIGNA Special Risk Facilities--in Houston, TX. For ACE USA Mr. Nilson has held various positions in underwriting, business development and management in ARM and for the Excess Casualty unit of ACE Casualty Risk. Mr. Nilson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and a M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
ACE Risk Management offers comprehensive risk management programs and services that are uniquely designed and customized to assist companies in any industry deal with the significant costs of financing and managing risk. To learn more about ACE Risk Management’s products and services, visitwww.aceriskmanagement.com. To learn more about ACE USA’s products and services, please visit www.ace-ina.com.
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.ace-ina.com. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.