Chubb Appoints Michael Tanenbaum Executive Vice President, Chubb North America Major Accounts Field Operations
William A. Wise to lead Chubb’s North America Professional Liability and Cyber Practice

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., October 22, 2020 -- Chubb has appointed Michael Tanenbaum Executive Vice President of Chubb North America Major Accounts Field Operations, which serves large U.S. and Canadian-based companies. Mr. Tanenbaum succeeds John Alfieri, who has been named President, Chubb Canada.  

In this capacity, Mr. Tanenbaum will be responsible for field operations for the company’s Major Accounts business, and for developing and implementing strategies designed to deliver Chubb’s insurance coverage and service solutions to large domestic and multinational companies.  He will also oversee Chubb’s network of client executives, and the large account distribution management team working closely with the broader North America Field Operations team.  Mr. Tanenbaum will report to Matt Merna, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, Chubb North America Major Accounts. 

Most recently,  Mr. Tanenbaum served as Executive Vice President of Chubb’s North America Professional Liability and Cyber practice. Effective immediately, William A. Wise has been named to that role and will oversee Chubb’s Professional Liability and Cyber operations across North America, which comprises Technology, Network Security/Privacy, Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Architects & Engineers, School Leaders, Public Officials, Media, Lawyers Professional, and Real Estate products and services. He will report to Steven F. Goldman, Vice President, Chubb Group and Division President, North America Financial Lines. 

“The appointment of Michael to this key role at Chubb demonstrates our commitment to providing the finest group of leaders to serve our large account customers and distribution partners worldwide,” said Mr. Merna. “With 20 years of experience at Chubb, we are confident that Michael is the ideal person to lead one of the most experienced distribution and client-facing teams within our organization.” 

“Bill brings nearly 20 years of underwriting experience and a tremendous knowledge of emerging cyber and professional liability risks,” said Mr. Goldman. “This combination, along with his exceptional leadership skills and deep knowledge of broker, agent and client priorities, will further strengthen our ability to deliver superior solutions and services to the marketplace. He’s an ideal fit for this role, and I’m excited to work with him in this new capacity.”

Mr. Tanenbaum has more than two decades of industry experience and has been with Chubb (formerly ACE Group) since 2001, where he started as an Assistant Vice President of Professional Risk. Prior to overseeing the Professional Liability and Cyber practice, Michael was Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Professional Liability, where he was responsible for driving distribution strategies with brokers on a national and regional basis, as well as expanding Chubb’s product and marketing approach to local distribution sources. He received his BSBA from Boston University.

Mr. Wise joined Chubb in 2001 as an underwriter. Since 2016, he served as Senior Vice President of Chubb North America Financial Lines, where he was responsible for overseeing the underwriting production and staffing operations for the Professional Liability and Cyber Practice. Prior to ACE’s acquisition of Chubb in January 2016, he served as the company’s New York Regional Manager for North America Financial Lines. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and communications from Muhlenberg College.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 33,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

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