13-Jan-2016

Pioneer launches Environmental Liability division with appointment of Jessica Huhn-Kenzik

Pioneer Underwriters (‘Pioneer’) announces its new Environmental Liability unit with the appointment of Jessica Huhn-Kenzik as Vice President to lead the new team. She is joined by Jessica Heflin as Assistant Vice President. Both appointments are effective immediately. The Environmental Liability team will report directly to Gary Dubois, President of Pioneer’s US underwriting platform, Pioneer Special Risk (PSR).

Both members of the new team join PSR from XL Catlin. They were previously instrumental in the successful launch and development of Catlin’s US Environmental initiative and bring more than 30 years’ collective experience in this highly specialized class of business. Jessica Huhn-Kenzik is a licensed attorney with private practice experience focusing on Environmental law. Prior to joining Catlin she had worked in underwriting with XL and Ace, as well as having been with the environmental claims group within AIG. Jessica Heflin has extensive underwriting experience with Catlin, XL Design Professional and ECS.

Gary Dubois, President of Pioneer Special Risk commented:

“We are thrilled that the Jessicas have joined PSR. This line of business, coupled with their background and the support from their production relationships, will be a perfect fit for our well-developed specialized underwriting platform.”

Jessica Huhn-Kenzik added:

“Pioneer Special Risk continues to gain a reputation for offering its clients flexible, creative and expert solutions on specialty risks. Jessica Heflin and I are excited to be part of this growing organization as we look to bring this service to our established brokerage community."
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