World Insurance names new EVP, head of national practice groups

Thaddeus Woosley

Iselin-based World Insurance Associates on Tuesday announced that Thaddeus Woosley joined as its new executive vice president, head of national practice groups. As part of World’s executive leadership team, Woosley will support the continued growth of World’s niche industry practice groups, including the development of new products and capabilities within existing practices designed to meet the specific needs of clients, as well as the formalization of new industry practices that will enable World to differentiate in the marketplace and deliver value to clients in key growth segments.

“The complexity of risk in today’s world is increasing dramatically. As we continue to focus on growing the firm, we need to capitalize on our specialty teams, and ensure our clients realize the full value and expertise these resources can provide,” Tom Fitzgerald, president of World’s retail business, said. “Thad’s experience will prove invaluable as we expand our capabilities into new industries. I am thrilled to have him join the team.”

“I am excited to join World’s practice leaders to further build on an already-strong foundation of industry-focused teams,” Woosley said. “It’s an incredible opportunity to join World during this time of growth and to help make a difference for the team and their clients.”

Woosley’s background spans more than 20 years in sales and marketing leadership roles in the insurance and financial services industry. He recently served as the senior vice president of broker management and sales operations at QBE North America, and he previously had a long-standing career at Aon, where he most recently was the vice president, head of marketing for Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail.