Chubb makes leadership appointments in its Westchester, financial lines businesses

Chubb, a Whitehouse Station-based insurance provider, announced on Tuesday that Scott Meyer will succeed Bruce Kessler as senior vice president, Chubb Group, and division president of Westchester, the company’s wholesale and excess and surplus lines insurance business.

In his role, Meyer will be responsible for the commercial property and casualty insurance business that serves the wholesale and excess and surplus lines market in the U.S. and Canada through its brokerage, binding and program segments. He has nearly 30 years of underwriting and risk management experience.

Kessler, who will remain active in the business, will take on the role of chairman of Westchester, responsible for key industry issues, strategic planning and advising Meyer during the transition.

The company also announced Steven Goldman to take on Meyer’s previous role of vice president, Chubb Group, and division president, North America financial lines. He will have executive oversight of the company’s management and professional liability lines of business as well as its errors and omissions and cyber products. He has nearly 20 years of experience in underwriting and risk management, and is a lawyer with a graduate degree in taxation.

Both Meyer and Goldman will report to John Lupica, vice chairman, Chubb Group, and president, North America major accounts and specialty insurance.

“Scott and Steve both bring extensive leadership, underwriting and P&L management experience to their new roles. They are proven leaders in our company and will make an immediate impact in their respective businesses. Scott has done an excellent job building our financial lines business into the market leader it is today, which positions Steve well to further build upon those successes,” Lupica said.