ProAssurance Details New Specialty P&C Management Structure

April 8, 2019 by matray

ProAssurance Corp. provided details of a revised management structure for its newly formed Specialty P&C operating division, which comprises all of ProAssurance's professional and product liability operations. As previously announced, Michael L. Boguski will assume the presidency of Specialty P&C on May 13, 2019. Industry veteran Robert D. Francis will rejoin ProAssurance as executive vice president, Underwriting and Operations, for the Healthcare Professional Liability operation within the Specialty P&C division.

Francis most recently served as the chief operating officer of The Doctor’s Company and was previously employed at ProAssurance for 20 years, during which time he held a number of positions including chief underwriting officer. He will report to Boguski and will oversee Healthcare Professional Liability underwriting and operations.

“Rob is a proven industry leader with an excellent track record and deep expertise in the healthcare professional liability space,” Boguski said. “He brings a wealth of talent and executive experience to ProAssurance and will be an invaluable asset as we continue to build the Specialty P&C operation into the future.”

Boguski also announced other key executive leadership roles in Specialty P&C that will report to him. Within healthcare professional liability, senior vice president and chief marketing officer Jeffrey L. Bowlby as well as Darryl K. Thomas, chief claims officer, will continue to lead healthcare professional sales and marketing as well as claims, respectively. PICA, ProAssurance’s podiatric and chiropractic insurance subsidiary, will continue to operate under the leadership of its president and chief medical officer, Ross E. Taubman, DPM, and Karen M. Murphy will continue to lead Medmarc, ProAssurance’s product liability subsidiary, serving the life sciences and medical device industry, as executive vice president. All will report directly to Boguski.

“ProAssurance is a recognized leader in the Specialty P&C insurance business as a result of the committed leadership of our executives, and the disciplined execution of the company business plan by our dedicated employees,” said Edward L. Rand, Jr., ProAssurance’s president and chief operating officer. “I am confident that the executive team Mike has assembled will enhance the level of superior service we deliver to our distribution partners and policyholders as we fulfill our brand promise of Treated Fairly.”

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