Appointment underscores Liberty Mutual’s commitment to E&S Casualty market

Boston (November 2, 2021) – To drive strategic growth in the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Casualty market, Adam Pancoast has been named to lead the E&S Primary Casualty business of Ironshore, a Liberty Mutual company. As National Manager, E&S Casualty, he will report to Liberty Mutual Global Risk Solutions President, North America Specialty Environmental and US Casualty, Toby Smith.

Pancoast, who is based in Atlanta, is responsible for all aspects of strategy, appetite, product innovation and distribution.  

“Adam’s keen understanding of the E&S market, unparalleled underwriting management and strong relationships made him the ideal candidate to lead our E&S Casualty operation,“ said Smith.  “He’ll work across our E&S practice – and throughout Global Risk Solutions – to provide tailored solutions to the complex E&S Casualty challenges facing risk buyers and brokers.”

Pancoast, who most recently served as Regional Vice President, Senior Underwriting Manager, has more than 13 years of experience with Liberty Mutual and Ironshore, a Liberty Mutual company. He joined Liberty Mutual upon graduating from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Risk Management & Insurance.

Beyond Pancoast, Smith’s E&S team continues to include Diana Cossetti, who leads national E&S Excess, Energy and Rail operations, and Steve Chiascione, Principal Risk Engineer. The team brings the expertise and resources necessary to help brokers better meet the E&S needs of mid-size and large companies across the country.


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In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium. We also rank 71 on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2020 revenue. As of December 31, 2020, we had $43.8 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. 

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