Chubb names new division president of ESIS Inc.

Whitehouse Station-based Chubb announced Wednesday it has named Keith Higdon division president of ESIS Inc., the company’s risk management solutions division.

In this role, Higdon will be responsible for managing ESIS, an offering from Chubb North America’s large accounts businesses. He will be based in Chicago and report to Matthew Merna, division president, Chubb North America Major Accounts.

“Keith’s background and expertise in developing claims and risk management solutions for self-insured entities that allow them to achieve excellent claim outcomes while reducing their total cost and risk makes him a natural fit for this role,” Merna said. “This is yet another example of Chubb’s deep bench of talent, and I am confident that under his direction, ESIS will continue to grow through the creation of market-leading products and services.”

Most recently Higdon served as senior vice president, partnership services at ESIS. He began is career in 1996 as a consultant focusing on auditing, program evaluation and program design.

Higdon is succeeding Joe Vasquez, who is assuming the role of senior vice president, Chubb Group, global accident and health.