SKYWARD SPECIALTY INSURANCE GROUP TO LAUNCH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BUSINESS; HIRES BRENDA CRAIG TO LEAD NEW UNIT
HOUSTON, Texas – January 6, 2021 – Skyward Specialty Insurance Group, Inc. (“Skyward Specialty” or the “Company”), a leader in the specialty property and casualty market, announced today that professional liability insurance executive Brenda Craig has been named Senior Vice President with responsibility to lead its new Healthcare Professional Liability business.
Craig brings over 20 years of healthcare and life sciences professional liability experience and has held progressively broader management roles, most recently as President of Healthcare at One Beacon Insurance. Prior to her 12 years at One Beacon, Craig spent five years at James River Insurance where she was Vice President of Healthcare.
“I have been very impressed by the progress Skyward Specialty has made in such a short amount of time and the leadership team’s commitment to building a pre-eminent specialty insurance company. I am excited to join this exceptional group and leverage my healthcare professional liability experience to launch this new business,” commented Craig. She went on to say, “replicating the accumulation of underwriting, claims and other technical talent that Skyward Specialty has been able to attract will be a key focus as we build towards our initial product launch in Allied Healthcare.”
“I could not be more excited to come out the gate in 2021 with the news that Brenda is joining our team,” said Skyward Specialty CEO Andrew Robinson. “We ended last year in an exceptional financial position and with strong momentum across our business units. With Brenda we have an A+ leader to expand into one of our strategic areas of focus – Allied Healthcare. I am confident that under her leadership we will capture the considerable opportunity in this segment.”
About Skyward Specialty
Skyward Specialty is a property and casualty insurance holding company with nearly a billion dollars in premium and $2BN in assets. The company has highly respected businesses in specialty lines including management and professional liability, accident and health, surety, E&S property and liability, large commercial property, programs, as well as multi-line solutions for the energy, trucking and construction industries.
Skyward Specialty’s subsidiary insurance companies consist of Houston Specialty Insurance Company; Imperium Insurance Company; Great Midwest Insurance Company; Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company; and Boston Indemnity Company, Inc. These insurance companies are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Skyward Specialty was formerly known as Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). For more information about Skyward Specialty, its people and products, please visit www.skywardinsurance.com.