Chubb announces executive appointments

Chubb announced Thursday two executive appointments in its North America Insurance division.

The Whitehouse Station-based insurance company said Christopher A. Maleno has been named division president, field operations, and Matthew Merna has been named division president, major accounts.

Both appointments are effective July 2.

Maleno will be responsible for the company’s field organization in North America, including 48 branch and regional offices in the U.S. and Canada. Maleno, who is currently a group senior vice president, most recently served as division president, North America major accounts.

Merna will be responsible for leading the company’s retail commercial property and casualty insurance business. He most recently served as chief operating officer, North America major accounts.

The pair will report to John Lupica, vice chairman, Chubb Group and president, North America major accounts and specialty insurance.

“Our extensive branch and regional network, which serves agents and brokers locally and delivers a wide range of commercial and personal lines products and services, is a defining strength of Chubb in North America,” Lupica said. “Chris’s breadth of experience, including deep distribution and field management expertise, leadership skills and knowledge of our industry and our company, make him an excellent fit to lead this important division.

“Chubb’s offerings for large commercial customers, including an extensive product breadth and global service capabilities, are second to none.  Matt has successfully managed our largest and most complex clients and distribution partners for many years.  His strong industry perspective and experience, together with his leadership and talent development skills, will serve us well as he leads one of Chubb’s core commercial insurance franchises.”