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Hudson Insurance Group Announces Commercial Auto Management Appointments
Hudson Insurance Group (Hudson) today announced two appointments that streamline the management of Hudson’s commercial auto business. Chris Homewood has been named senior vice president and head of Hudson’s commercial auto unit, while Ron Honken has been appointed senior vice president, director of marketing and agency relations.
Mr. Homewood joined Hudson in April 2019 to oversee its commercial auto program business. He will now manage all of Hudson’s commercial auto business, including both its direct underwriting and delegated underwriting authority business. Prior to joining Hudson, Mr. Homewood was the CEO of Toyota Insurance Management Solutions. His long career in the commercial auto insurance market included management positions at Topa Insurance and Swiss Re, while he spent the early part of his career at Progressive, Farmers Insurance and 21st Century Insurance.
Mr. Honken has been instrumental in expanding Hudson’s commercial auto business since his arrival in 2015. In this new role, he will continue to manage and grow broker distribution with the additional responsibilities of marketing Hudson’s new specialty auto business, as well as its unbundled third-party administrator claims and loss control services that operate under Napa River Insurance Services, Inc.
“Hudson is committed to the commercial auto market. As other insurers have pulled back, we have expanded,” said Hudson’s President and CEO, Christopher Gallagher. “By aligning Chris with all underwriting responsibilities and Ron with all marketing and distribution, Hudson is positioned to capitalize on the opportunities that exist in the commercial auto market.”
For motor carriers that retain a large self insured retention, Hudson offers a comprehensive solution of TPA, risk management and insurance. For insureds that purchase first dollar coverage, Hudson offers a complete range of coverages including, auto liability, physical damage, cargo and general liability.
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About Hudson Insurance Group
Hudson Insurance Group is a market-leading specialty insurer that offers a wide range of property and casualty insurance products to corporations, professional firms and individuals through retailers, wholesalers and program administrators.
Headquartered in New York City with offices throughout the U.S. and in Vancouver, Canada, Hudson underwrites specialty primary and excess insurance on both an admitted and non-admitted basis. Its companies are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Financial Size Category XV. Hudson Insurance Group is the U.S. Insurance Division of the Odyssey Group Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of reinsurance and specialty insurance. Odyssey Group is wholly-owned by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.