Beazley Expands US Builders Risk Footprint

ATLANTA, GA., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading specialist insurer Beazley is expanding its US builders risk team, recruiting Denise Abshire, a highly experienced builders risk underwriter, to join the firm's San Francisco office. She will report to the manager of Beazley's US builders risk team, Tom Warner, who is based in Atlanta.

Ms Abshire joins Beazley from Zurich North America where she was a senior account underwriter handling large project and contractor master programs. She has over 14 years of experience working in the San Francisco Bay area within the builders risk and property sectors.

"We are very excited to have Denise join the builders risk team as we continue to expand our nationwide footprint." said Mr Warner. "Denise complements and strengthens our team with her strong underwriting background and extensive relationships on the West Coast."

Beazley began underwriting builders risk business in the US in 2009. The firm's specialist underwriters, with a combination of US and London experience, underwrite all types of complex construction projects for US clients working in the US and internationally.

Ms Abshire can be reached at, and 415-263-4047. 101 California Street, Suite 1850, San Francisco CA 94105.

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Beazley plc (BEZ.L), is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Beazley manages five Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2013, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $1,970.2 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.
Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's. Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

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