STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) announced today that James L. Rhyner has been appointed President of the Navigators Pro division of Navigators Management Company, the company’s U.S. underwriting operation. In this role, Mr. Rhyner will lead Navigators’ U.S. directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses.  This appointment reflects Navigators’ continued commitment to its U.S. management and professional liability product lines as part of our global portfolio of offerings. Mr. Rhyner will be based in Iselin, New Jersey.

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Mr. Rhyner, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, is recognized for his experience in both insurance brokerage and underwriting.  He joins Navigators from Chubb, where he served as Senior Vice President, Professional Liability. Prior to Chubb, Mr. Rhyner was a partner in Avreco, a professional liability wholesale broker and managing general agent (MGA). 

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to Navigators,” said Vincent C. Tizzio, President, U.S. Insurance.  “He will play a major role in our ongoing effort to build on our status as a trusted partner and to expand our product and service capabilities to continue to differentiate ourselves in the market.  Jim is a seasoned executive with deep market knowledge, distribution network management experience, product development expertise and extensive broker relationships.  I am confident that he has the qualifications to take the business forward profitably.”

The Navigators Group, Inc. is an international specialty insurance holding company with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia.

Courtney Oldrin 
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