WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb has named Barbara Sandelands Executive Vice President and Customarq Package Product Manager for its Commercial Insurance division in North America. In this newly created role, she will be responsible for profit and loss, product and system development, and distribution management of the company's Customarq package policy, which offers property and liability insurance protection to middle market clients through 48 offices in the United States and Canada.
With more than three decades of insurance industry experience, Ms. Sandelands joins Chubb from CNA where she served as Senior Vice President of Underwriting Services since 2016. Prior to that role, she served as Chubb's Workers' Compensation Manager for its Commercial Insurance division from 2013 to 2016. She joined Chubb in 1984 and during the course of her career has held a number of underwriting and managerial positions with the company, including General Liability Manager, Quality Assurance Specialist/Property Rewrite Manager and Customarq Project Lead.
"Chubb offers a rare combination of broad capabilities, a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture and exceptional leadership," said Ms. Sandelands. "I am excited to reunite with wonderful friends and colleagues who I have known, professionally and personally, since the beginning of my career."
"I'm very pleased to welcome Barb back to Chubb. Her excellent underwriting acumen, leadership capabilities and marketplace savvy will bolster Chubb's leadership position in serving middle market customers," said C. Scott Gunter, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group, Division President, North America Commercial Insurance.
Ms. Sandelands will be based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., and will report to Paul Lewis, Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Commercial Insurance.
"Barb will bring deep product and underwriting knowledge to our team and will play a critical role in driving the strategy for the next generation of our flagship Customarq product," said Mr. Lewis. "I look forward to seeing her excel in this exciting new position as she manages this important line of business."
Ms. Sandelands holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.chubb.com.