Larry began his career in 1986 at CNA Insurance Companies (Chicago, IL) as an underwriter of Directors & Officers Liability and Fidelity Bond insurance for financial institutions. He later held underwriting manager positions at Virginia Surety (an AON company) and Great American Insurance Company where he managed a book of non-profit associations, school board liability, public officials, and “hard to place” corporate D&O accounts. After accepting a position as the Commercial D&O National Product Leader for USF&G Insurance Company, he relocated to Baltimore and successfully led the company into the commercial D&O marketplace until it was subsequently acquired by St. Paul Insurance Companies in 1998. After the acquisition of USF&G, he led Crum & Forster’s foray into the professional liability underwriting arena and created the company’s first D&O policy forms and rating plan. Later, Larry returned to Chicago with Genesis Professional Liability Managers (a Berkshire Hathaway company) where he spent five years underwriting and managing a book of publicly traded companies for the D&O product line.
Larry has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration (with an emphasis in Management and Insurance) from Ball State University in Muncie Indiana and a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Illinois. He is a current member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and Past Member of the Insurance Roundtable of Baltimore and the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland.
Currently, Larry is the state coordinator for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (AWH-NYSE) Lawyers Professional Liability product in the states of Maryland, Virginia and counting.
As a former college basketball player (with the sore joints to prove it), Larry enjoys bike riding, hiking and spending time with his adult children. Not much riles Larry, but poor planners and people who over-promise, rub him the wrong way.