Chubb appoints new execs to commercial insurance business unit

Sherman named specialty officer of North America as Clabby announces retirement

Chubb on Monday said it appointed Leigh Anne Sherman as specialty officer for North America Middle Market, the company’s Commercial Insurance business unit serving middle-market companies in the U.S. and Canada. Currently, she serves as division president of ESIS, a leading third-party administrator Chubb company.

In her new role, Sherman will spearhead strategic efforts to ensure Chubb’s distribution partners continue to have seamless access to the company’s full suite of product offerings designed to help meet the needs of the company’s commercial middle-market account clients.

Leigh Anne Sherman. (Photos courtesy Chubb)

Sherman steps into the role most recently held by Joseph Clabby, who will retire from the firm in July after more than three decades of service. She will report to Ben Rockwell, vice president, Chubb Group, and division president, North America Middle Market. The appointment is effective immediately.

“We look forward to having Leigh Anne join Commercial Insurance,” Rockwell said. “She has a proven track record in leading innovative organizations and driving results and will be able to leverage decades of insurance industry knowledge and experience in this new role.

“Over the years, Joe has served the organization in a variety of leadership roles and has been instrumental in helping to grow our business. On behalf of Chubb’s entire management team, we thank him for his many contributions and wish him all the very best during retirement.”

Sherman has been with Chubb for 25 years. Prior to serving as head of ESIS, she served as executive vice president of Chubb’s Private/Not-For-Profit Management Liability business within the North America Financial Lines business. Throughout her tenure, Sherman has held progressive leadership roles throughout the Chubb organization.

Meanwhile, Chubb appointed Jim Shevlin to succeed Sherman as division president of ESIS.

Jim Shevlin.

Shevlin currently serves as regional executive officer of Chubb’s Southeast Region. In his new role, he will be responsible for profit & loss performance, as well as overseeing the advancement of strategies around product development, customer service and relationships, and sales for ESIS.

Succeeding Shevlin will be Chad Yarlagadda. Currently, he serves as Atlanta branch manager for the Southeast Region. In his new role as regional executive officer of the Southeast Region, he will be responsible for executing the underwriting and sales strategies of Chubb’s business units, staff management, production, P&L and distribution management in seven states in the Southeast.

The appointments are effective immediately. Shevlin will report to Matt Merna, senior vice president, Chubb Group, and division president, North America Major Accounts. Yarlagadda will report to Chris Maleno, senior vice president, Chubb Group, and division president, North America Field Operations.