SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hallmark Specialty Underwriters, Inc. ("HSU"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., announced today the hiring of Bob Lathrop to serve as Vice President of Property and Casualty. Mr. Lathrop succeeds Don Lundy who resigned August 31, 2013, to pursue another business opportunity. Mr. Lathrop will oversee underwriting, product development and operations of HSU's property and casualty product. With 36 years of experience in insurance, Mr. Lathrop joins HSU from Old Republic Insurance Company where he most recently served as Vice President of Underwriting and Production. Mr. Lathrop will report to Don Meyer, President of HSU.