Safety National Announces Reorganization of Management Structure to Support Organizational Growth – InsuranceNewsNet

National Accident Safety Society today announced changes to the company’s management structure. The following realignment of responsibilities came into effect on June 14, 2022.

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Mark WilliamExecutive Chairman, Safety National (Photo: Business Wire)

Mark William, formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, became Executive Chairman. In this role, he will be responsible for the effective management, development and performance of the company’s leadership team, sharing overall responsibility for business operations and financial results with the CEO. He will provide guidance and oversight in establishing the company’s mission, vision, strategic direction and initiatives, in addition to responsibility for relationships with key stakeholders.

Duane Hercules, formerly president, became chief executive officer. In his new role, he will provide leadership to develop, execute and achieve the company’s strategic goals and objectives, and will share responsibility for the company’s business operations and financial results with the Executive Chairman. He will be responsible for advancing the company’s mission while preserving and enhancing its reputation and culture.

John Csik, formerly chief operating officer and chief financial officer, became president. In this role, he will be responsible for managing all insurance and reinsurance operations.

Cyndee Morton, formerly Executive Vice President Operations and Chief Innovation Officer, became Chief Operating Officer and Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, she will provide executive leadership oversight in the areas of operations, strategic analysis, budgeting, forecasting and human resources in addition to her current oversight of the enterprise risk management and Data Analysis Department and organizational innovation.

Gus Aivaliotis, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, will continue as Chief Underwriting Officer. In this role, he will add oversight of the executive direction of the Credit Risk Department to its current monitoring of the Insurance underwriting service.

Tom Groveformerly Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, became Chief Client Officer, adding oversight of the general management of the Customer Engagement Department to his current supervision of the Business Development, Claims and Risk departments.

Steve Divine, formerly Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, becomes Chief Financial Officer. In his expanded role, he will provide senior leadership for the finance and accounting, actuarial and ceded reinsurance departments.

Seth Smithformerly Executive Vice President, Underwriting, became Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Insurance Underwriting, providing leadership for all insurance underwriting units within the organization.

Nick Kriegel, formerly Senior Vice President and General Counsel, became Senior Vice President of Operations and General Counsel. In this expanded role, he will provide senior leadership of Account Services, Loss Portfolio Transfer, Product Development, Project Management Services and Information Services in addition to his current oversight of Legal Services and corporate compliance.

Safety National is a leading provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance. Serving thousands of clients nationwide since 1942, the firm offers specialized expertise, flexible program and investment design, and unique claims expertise. Safety National is a member of the Tokio Marine Group and is rated A++ (superior), FSC XV by AM Best. Learn more at

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Source: National Security

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