Chubb division, Westchester, names SVP

Westchester, the excess and surplus lines insurance division of Chubb in North America, has named a new senior vice president, professional risk.

The Whitehouse Station-based company, which also has offices in Jersey City and around the U.S., said in a news release that Jason Neu will now lead the wholesale management and professional liability business. The business, which is also part of Chubb’s North America Financial Lines Division, handles directors & officers, errors & omissions, cyber, long-term care and allied medical products.

Neu, who had been senior vice president, financial lines manager, for Chubb Small Commercial Insurance, succeeds Joe Casey, who has become complex and strategic risk officer for the company.

Neu will report to David Lupica, Westchester’s chief operating and distribution management officer, while Casey will now report to Scott Meyer, division president, financial lines, North America.

“Jason’s strong underwriting experience, industry knowledge and extensive leadership experience makes him an ideal fit for this role,” Lupica said in a prepared statement. “His deep understanding of our distribution partners’ priorities and client needs are critical to ensuring our future growth and that we are recognized as a partner of choice. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this strategically pivotal role.”

Neu, who originally joined Chubb in 2004, and Casey will continue to collaborate on the strategic direction of the business, Westchester said.