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ACE USA, the U.S. based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced key executive appointments in its regional operations. Robert Poliseno has been appointed Senior Vice President & Regional Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Poliseno will be responsible for setting and driving the overall strategic direction for ACE USA’s Mid-Atlantic region. He will work collaboratively with the regional underwriting team to oversee all business development, retention and underwriting activities, establish distribution strategies, and service initiatives for middle market and large commercial customers.
Mr. Poliseno will report to Ed Zaccaria, Division President, ACE USA Regional Operations and succeeds Steven Reiss in this role, who was recently appointed Regional Chief Operating Officer, Continental Europe, ACE Group.
John Alfieri, Regional Executive Officer, ACE USA New York Region, was recently appointed to Division President, Global Accounts, for ACE’s segment in North America. Andrew Hurley, currently the Chief Operating Officer, will assume day to day responsibilities for managing ACE USA’s largest region reporting to Mr. Alfieri and Mr. Zaccaria.
Bill O’Donnell has been appointed Senior Vice President, Distribution Management, in addition to his current role as Global Client Executive. He will work collaboratively with ACE’s business units across North America, responsible for managing strategic broker relationships. In addition, he will develop plans to drive broker relationships on a national level.
Katharyn Kubursi has been appointed Senior Vice President, Distribution Management and Global Client Executive. As a Global Client Executive, Ms. Kubursi will work with a select group of multinational clients and distribution partners to coordinate ACE’s broad range of global risk management solutions on their behalf. In her role as Senior Vice President, Distribution management, she will oversee key broker relationships and distribution strategies for ACE in the U.S. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. O’Donnell and Ms. Kubursi will report to Mr. Zaccaria.
“I am pleased to welcome these proven executives into their new roles to execute key strategies within ACE’s regional operations group. Rob is a strong leader well positioned to drive the next phase of our growth in the mid-Atlantic region,” said Mr. Zaccaria. “Bill and Katie will serve in key roles and round out our large account and distribution strategies.” Chris Maleno, Division President, ACE USA commented, “These appointments speak to the strength of the ACE franchise and the quality and depth of our management team.”