PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, today announced new leadership appointments in its regional operations, to support ACE’s commitment to delivering highly responsive services to its brokers and clients.
Kelley Kinsella has been appointed Senior Vice President & Regional Executive Officer for ACE USA’s Midwest Region. In this role, Ms. Kinsella will be responsible for setting and driving overall strategy for the region, which comprises 13 Midwestern states, and includes ACE USA branch offices in Cleveland, Minneapolis and Kansas City. She will implement regional production plans, product line distribution strategies, and business development and marketing throughout the region. Ms. Kinsella will be based in Chicago and will report to Ed Zaccaria, Division President, ACE USA Regional Operations.
Ms. Kinsella returns to ACE USA Regional Operations from ACE USA Global Property & Specialty Lines where she most recently served as Senior Vice President for the Western Zone. She was previously Chief Operating Officer for ACE USA’s Midwest Region, where she was responsible for leadership and business development, and coordinating product line presence across the region. Ms. Kinsella succeeds Scott McKeon, who has been appointed to the national role of Senior Vice President, Distribution Management for ACE USA. In this new role, Mr. McKeon will work collaboratively with ACE USA’s regional teams to develop distribution strategies on a national basis for all ACE operating units to further drive select broker relationships and differentiate ACE.
“The Midwest regional market represents tremendous growth opportunities for ACE. Kelley has been instrumental in the ongoing development of ACE USA’s global property business in the Western Zone. Her excellent track record and leadership will be an asset in leading the Midwest team and delivering additional value to our clients and brokers in the region,” said Mr. Zaccaria. “Scott will be an integral part of our ongoing efforts to deliver the best possible service to our brokers by providing a key point of contact and also helping us to better track, manage and grow select broker relationships across ACE USA.”
With more than 25 years of insurance and industry experience, Ms. Kinsella began her career at ACE’s predecessor company, CIGNA Property & Casualty. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University. Ms. Kinsella also serves as President of the ACE Women’s Forum (AWF), a company-supported women’s networking and mentoring initiative.
With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance underwriting and brokerage arena, Mr. McKeon most recently served as Senior Vice President and Regional Executive Officer of ACE USA’s Midwest region, a position he held since 2002, when he joined ACE USA from Tri-City Brokerage in Chicago, a national wholesale broker, where he was Vice President in its Casualty group. Mr. McKeon began his career in the primary risk management group at American International Group (AIG) and held several subsequent management positions in New York and Chicago. He received a Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and AA- (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.acegroup.com/us. The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:www.acegroup.com.