recently announced the appointment of Eric Shanks to the position of senior vice president, personal insurance underwriting executive.
In his new role, Shanks will provide strategic and operational direction for the personal insurance underwriting and product management team. The team is focused on underwriting and product management for the high net worth and affluent segment of personal insurance. Shanks will be based in Fireman’s Fund’s Chicago office.
A 19-year veteran of the insurance industry, Shanks has experience in underwriting management and field leadership and led underwriting, loss control, distribution, and marketing initiatives. Most recently, Shanks served as senior vice president of the private client segment at Chartis Insurance. He also held leadership positions with Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and Safeco Insurance.
“Eric brings a wealth of insurance experience and technical expertise, and understands the specialized needs and challenges of high net worth and affluent clients,” said David Zona, chief underwriting officer at Fireman’s Fund. “With his appointment, we now have a robust team that will drive new and increased value for our agents, brokers and policyholders.”
Shanks holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University.