Applied Underwriters Forms Applied Specialty Underwriters: Christopher Day Named President of the New Company.

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* ASU will concentrate on Casualty E&S markets nationwide, initially focusing on New York construction risks

Steve Menzies, CEO of Applied Underwriters, has announced the creation of Applied Specialty Underwriters, LLC to focus on select Casualty E&S risks across the country, with an initial focus on large construction in New York. Christopher Day, CPCU, has been named President of the new company and will be joined by 11 veteran underwriters in the sector to spearhead Applied Specialty's development. The Company has identified General Liability, Excess Liability, and Workers' Compensation for New York construction as its initial offerings. Applied Specialty is presently appointing wholesalers who, in turn, will work with independent agents and brokers to provide the Company's innovative, customized products and services to businesses.

According to Mr. Menzies, the current market segment's needs and the applied strengths of the assembled team at Applied Specialty will create a new force in the marketplace. "Our year-long research, together with business and broker demand, have led us to create Applied Specialty and to offer the cover-ages, formats, and pricing they seek for several specialized lines. The naming of Christopher Day to head this effort signifies our commitment to our partners across the nation to provide the leadership and market expertise of an experienced, accomplished underwriting professional. Chris has a solid track record as a business developer and multi-product line professional who will now have the advantages of collaborating with an additional eleven sector-focused underwriters and the overall support of our operational staff in Omaha to serve what we believe will be a large, appreciative clientele over the years ahead," Mr. Menzies stated.

Mr. Christopher Day noted that Applied Specialty has already begun to operate in its target market space and information can be found at its website, "Our professional staff has begun to undertake customized solutions with our brokers, and we have started to accept submissions for New York multi-line construction wrap-ups, renewable general contractor policies and construction excess liability placements. Applied Specialty is on its way to a major position in our segments of the insurance marketplace," Mr. Day said.

Mr. Christopher Day, CPCU, has held a succession of top positions in the Property and Casualty field during his 28-year career in which he has been...

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