PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The ACE Group today announced the appointment of Bruce Kessler as President of ACE Westchester, the company’s Atlanta-based wholesale broker-distributed business specializing in excess and surplus property & casualty lines in North America. In this role, Mr. Kessler will oversee all operations for ACE Westchester’s wide array of specialty property, casualty, environmental, professional liability and inland marine insurance products.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Kessler will report to John Lupica, Chief Operating Officer, Insurance-North America.
“Bruce’s disciplined approach and his deep experience in the industry will serve him well in leading ACE’s long-standing commitment to the excess and surplus lines market,” said Mr. Lupica. “Under Bruce’s direction, the ACE Westchester franchise will be well-positioned to respond to the complex and evolving risks of customers in various industries and market segments.”
Mr. Kessler brings to this position more than 28 years of insurance industry experience, and most recently served as President, ACE Westchester Casualty and Specialty Lines. He previously held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Insurance-North America, and Senior Vice President, Global Reinsurance, ACE Tempest Re USA, the company’s Stamford, Connecticut-based reinsurance company. Prior to his tenure with ACE, Mr. Kessler held a number of senior underwriting positions with reinsurance companies, including American-Re Insurance Company, NAC Reinsurance Company, and General Reinsurance Company. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Delaware.
Celebrating 25 years of insuring progress, the ACE Group is a global leader in insurance and reinsurance serving a diverse group of clients. Headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), a component of the S&P 500 stock index, the ACE Group conducts its business on a worldwide basis with operating subsidiaries in more than 50 countries. Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com.