People Moves: Brown & Brown Welcomes Zurich’s Batta; Hartford’s Vaughn to Global Specialty; Chubb Names Spitzer Treasurer, Harkin North America CFO

January 24, 2022

Brown & Brown Names Batta, Raveling, Kusserelis to Key Posts

Brown & Brown, a national insurance brokerage firm, has elevated three people to senior leadership positions, the company announced.

Anurag Batta, who previously was chief operating officer at Zurich North America, is now COO with B&B’s wholesale brokerage section. Batta has more than 20 years in the insurance business.

Mary Raveling, who joined B&B in 2018, is now president of Property/Casualty for the retail segment, based in Minneapolis.

Tom Kusserelis is the chief operating officer for the National Programs division. He has been with the firm since 2015, overseeing a number of areas, including branding and innovation.

Brown & Brown, based in Daytona Beach, Florida, has 11,000 people in 300 sites around the country.

The Hartford Names Vaughn Head Of Global Specialty Distribution

The Hartford has promoted Richard Vaughn to head of Global Specialty Distribution. In his new role, Vaughn will drive distribution and sales across The Hartford’s set of products and channels in Global Specialty.

Prior to joining Global Specialty, Vaughn served as vice president of Distribution Management for The Hartford’s Enterprise Sales & Distribution function. In this capacity, he led The Hartford’s Enterprise National Client Practices group, VIP Program and Sales & Distribution Marketing, Events and Communication disciplines. With a career that spans 20 years at The Hartford, Vaughn has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility across underwriting, sales, management, and executive leadership spanning multiple business units and disciplines.

He will report to The Hartford’s Head of Global Specialty Adrien Robinson.

Chubb Names Spitzer Treasurer, Harkin CFO for North America

Chubb Limited announced that Drew Spitzer has been appointed treasurer of the company. Currently, Spitzer serves as chief financial officer for North America Insurance. In his new role, he will be responsible for all treasury-related functions of the company globally.

Kevin Harkin is succeeding Spitzer as chief financial officer for North America Insurance. Currently, Harkin serves as senior vice president, North America Financial Operations.

Both appointments are effective March 1.

Spitzer will report to Peter Enns, executive vice president, Chubb Group and chief financial officer, and succeeds Mark Hammond, who is leaving the company. Hammond will remain with Chubb until March 1 to ensure a smooth transition.

Harkin will report to John Lupica, vice chairman, Chubb Group and president, North America Insurance and to Enns.

Spitzer has been with Chubb for 18 years and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and insurance. Prior to serving as CFO of Chubb’s North American operations, he was CFO of Combined Insurance, a Chubb affiliate that sells personal accident and supplemental health insurance coverages. Spitzer joined the company, then named ACE, in 2006 as senior vice president and deputy chief accounting officer. Prior to Chubb, Spitzer was a partner at Fecteau & Co., an accounting firm, and a vice president at Rockledge Financial Group. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Harkin has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. As senior vice president, North America Financial Operations, he provided finance support for field operations and distribution management in the region, including overseeing the strategic use of technology and data in finance integration initiatives. He joined the company, then named ACE, in 2007 and has held finance roles in corporate financial planning and analysis, expense management, close functions and statutory reporting. He began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen and, later, EY.