ATLANTA, Ga., December 19, 2019 — Insurance Journal— Blue River Underwriters, a Breckenridge Insurance Group company, announces the hiring of James D. Skelton, underwriter, to the specialty property program team based in Glen Allen, Virginia. Skelton will provide diverse commercial, real estate investor portfolio and vacant property coverage solutions, including wind deductible buy backs, nationally.
Skelton brings nearly seven years of underwriting experience to the team having previously worked as a commercial property underwriter for Kinsale Capital Group and as an associate commercial property underwriter for Nationwide Mutual Insurance. Early in his career, he spent eight years in the financial services sector with the Navy Credit Union and Wells Fargo. Skelton is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in business having majored in finance.
“Having J.D. join us now is a tremendous help, particularly as we have significant growth opportunities as we head into 2020. Not only is he a skilled underwriter, but he’s very driven to succeed,” stated Michael Marks, vice president, underwriter of the specialty property program. “We’ve got more capacity now in property than we’ve ever had, and that is exciting for all of us,” he added.
“I’m looking forward to a great new year working on behalf of our valued clients. Everyone here shares a passion for collaborative problem-solving and getting smart deals done which is what it’s all about,” shared Skelton.
BLUE RIVER UNDERWRITERSis a national program administrator with managing general underwriting and managing general agent authority for several programs with top-rated international carriers. The team partners with select retail and wholesale insurance agents to deliver industry and risk insights and solutions for diverse insureds from Roofing Contractors to Outdoor entities. Blue River Underwriters continues to build its reputation for quality coverage, competitive rates, and unparalleled service with ten offices nationwide and is a part of the Breckenridge Insurance Group.
BRECKENRIDGE INSURANCE GROUP, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is an international specialty wholesale insurance broker, program manager, managing general agent (MGA) and insurance services provider. The company offers access to diverse range of commercial insurance and financial services products to businesses and professional services firms in a variety of industries. The company serves independent insurance agents, brokers, and financial institutions nationally by way of Blue River Underwriters, OSC, Breckenridge Insurance Services brokerage and contract binding, and Southeastern Underwriters, Inc. For more information, please visit WWW.BRECKGRP.COM or call 855.728.8822. CA Insurance License #0G13592