ACE Group today announced that Steven Zodtner has been appointed Senior
Vice President, Property and Casualty and Micro-business for ACE
Commercial Risk Services. In this newly-created position, he will work
closely with David Charlton, Division President, to lead ACE's expansion
efforts into the property and casualty package and the micro specialty
lines market for select small businesses.
Mr. Charlton commented, "ACE's expansion into the package and micro
specialty lines represents the next step in the evolution and growth for
ACE Commercial Risk Services. We're pleased to continue building upon
this growth by focusing our product portfolio across a wide range of
package, standalone property and casualty, commercial and professional
lines capabilities for our small commercial clients."
Mr. Charlton added, "ACE's product diversification supports the unique
and diverse insurance needs of each small business. Steve's appointment
reflects ACE's further growth in this market, as we continue to build
out our offerings to shape future product development in a way that best
matches their needs."
Mr. Zodtnerjoins ACE with more than 30 years of business experience. He
most recently served as Executive Vice President with a U.S.-based
specialty insurance underwriting company, and held prior senior
leadership positions with a global technology company, and a U.S.-based
health care insurer. In addition, he also co-founded a niche consulting
firm specializing in management consulting with director level officers
of Fortune 500 companies on outsourcing strategies.
Mr. Zodtner is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he
received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration. He
received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania, and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
(CPCU) and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) professional
ACE Commercial Risk Services is dedicated to providing insurance
products that offer solutions for small business insurance needs in
North America. ACE Commercial Risk Services offers its products through
retail agents and brokers, wholesale brokers and wholesale producers,
program agents and other alternative distribution models. For more
information, please visit www.acecrs.com.
ACE Group is one of the world's largest multiline property and casualty
insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and
personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and
supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a
diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group,
is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component
of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at www.acegroup.com.
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