Underwriting Leadership

Underwriting Leadership

Aviation
General Aviation and Facilities

Jon Howard

Senior Vice President

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Jon Howard joined Hallmark in 2002 and has over 20 years of experience in underwriting aviation risks for commercial and non-commercial aircraft and fixed base operations.  He is a certified FAA Commercial Pilot and FAA Flight Instructor.

Casualty
Primary GL, Excess, Umbrella Liability

Andrew Fieker, AU, AIS

Senior Vice President

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Andrew Fieker joined Hallmark in 2018 and served most recently as the Vice President for CoverX Specialty at Crum & Forster Company, and prior to this role, he held multiple other executive positions with the organization for over thirteen years.  In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas and served on the board of the Texas Surplus Lines Association, Inc.

Specialty Personal Lines
Personal Auto and Renters

Michael P. Binns

President

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Michael P. Binns joined Hallmark in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in Property & Casualty Personal Lines, with a significant focus on the nonstandard market.  Prior to Hallmark, Mr. Binns held senior positions focused on personal lines product development and management at Healthcare Solutions, The Hanover Group, AIG Agency Auto/21st Century and Infinity Property & Casualty Corporation.

E&S Specialty Property
Primary & Excess and Inland Marine Property Accounts

Ravi Patel

Senior Vice President

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Ravi is a 10-year insurance veteran.  He joined Hallmark in March 2015 as part of the architectural and inaugural launch of the E&S Property operation.  Prior to joining Hallmark, he worked on the MGA side with SIU, handling Great Lakes UK and Lloyd’s of London binding slips, as well as on the Retail side.

Healthcare Professional Liability
Physicians & Medical Facilities Professional Liability

Dwain Chamberlain

Senior Vice President

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Dwain joined Hallmark in December 2015 and has over 25 years of experience in underwriting all types of Healthcare Facilities, Physician Groups, and Medical Providers products.   Prior to Hallmark, Dwain held leadership positions at Admiral Insurance Company, AIG, and the Uni-Ter Group.  Dwain spent his early career as an Underwriter and Senior Underwriter for The St. Paul Companies.

Management & Professional Liability
Management Liability and Errors & Omissions 

Peter McKeegan

Senior Vice President

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Peter McKeegan joined Hallmark in 2016 and has over 30 years of experience with both MGA and carrier division startups. Prior to joining Hallmark, Mr. McKeegan operated a US based underwriting facility for various Lloyd’s Syndicates as well as Financial Lines underwriting divisions for Specialty Insurers American Safety and Rockhill as well as held senior management roles at Ironshore and Arch Insurance.

P&C Commercial Accounts
Admitted Commercial Account Solutions for Select Industry Groups

Robert Collins

President, Commercial Insurance Solutions & Aerospace Insurance Managers

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Robert Collins was named President of Hallmark Commercial Insurance Solutions in 2016 and Hallmark Aerospace Insurance Managers in 2018. Prior to joining Hallmark, he served most recently as Chief Underwriting Officer for the West region for Hanover Insurance Group and held underwriting and sales executive roles with CNA Insurance Company, Argonaut Insurance Company, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, all specializing in Commercial P&C accounts.

P&C Contract Binding
E&S Package and Monoline 

Bill Pondrom, CPCU, CIC

Senior Vice President

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Bill Pondrom joined Hallmark in 2016 and served most recently in senior leadership roles with Markel International.  Prior to that, he held senior positions with Nationwide’s Western Heritage Insurance Company and TIG Insurance Company.  Mr. Pondrom is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.

Commercial Auto
Excess Auto

Holly Miller

Senior Vice President – Excess Auto

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Holly Miller joined Hallmark in 2018 and has over 17 years of experience in underwriting both primary and excess liability for commercial auto risks. Prior to Hallmark, Holly held leadership positions with Gemini Transportation Underwriters, Lexington Insurance Company, and National Interstate Insurance Company.

Commercial Auto
Primary Brokerage Auto 

Andy Miller

Senior Vice President – Primary Auto

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Andy Miller joined Hallmark in 2018 and served most recently as an underwriting leader for Carolina Casualty a WR Berkley company.  Prior to that, he held senior positions focused on Commercial Transportation product development and risk management for XL Group, Vanliner a division of National Interstate, and RLI Insurance Company.