SFAA Elects Board Members
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
FOR RELEASE ON MAY 28, 2013 Contact: Stephanie Robichaux
The Surety &
Fidelity Association of America Elects Board Members
MAY 28, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C.—The
Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) elected Timothy
Mikolajewski, President, Liberty Mutual Surety, as Chair of the Board for 2013-2014.
This will be his second year as Chair. Mr. Mikolajewski has been in the surety
business since 1984 when he started his career with Safeco where he held
various contract surety underwriting and management positions in Ohio,
California, and Washington. He was the Chief Bonding Officer for Safeco when
Liberty Mutual acquired Safeco.
Haney was elected as Vice Chair of the Board. Mr. Haney is Division President,
Surety, for ACE USA, the retail-focused division of the ACE Group, and Chief
Underwriting Officer, Global Surety, the ACE Group. With more than 20 years in
the insurance arena, Mr. Haney joined ACE USA in 1998. He previously held
various regional underwriting, sales and marketing positions with The Chubb
Group, Surety Division, in its Philadelphia office, and with Cologne Re in
Germany and Leon Levy & Associates in Philadelphia.
Also elected to the SFAA
Executive Committee were Ross Fisher, Vice President & General Manager, The
Hartford Construction Group & Bond; Larry Taylor, President, Merchants
Bonding Company Group; John S. Welch, President, CNA Surety; and Thomas M.
Kunkel, President & CEO, Bond and Financial Products, The Travelers
Companies, Past Chair, Ex Officio.
addition to those companies, SFAA members elected to serve on the Board were: AIG
Property Casualty represented by Rosemarie Bonelli, President of Global Surety;
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies represented by Rick Ciullo, Chief Operating
Officer, Chubb Surety; Great American Insurance Companies represented by Gary
Dunbar, President, Bond Division; Hanover Insurance Companies represented by
Robert Thomas, President, Hanover Surety; Insco Dico Group represented by Harry
Crowell, Chairman; The Main Street America Group represented by Brian Beggs,
Vice President – Head of Bonds; Old Republic Surety Group represented by Alan
Pavlic, President/Chief Operating Officer; SureTec Insurance Company represented
by John Knox, Jr., Chairman and CEO; Westfield Insurance, represented by Dennis
Baus, National Surety Leader; W. R. Berkley Corporation Group represented by
Andrew Tuma, President, Berkley Surety Group; and Zurich Surety represented by
Michael Bond, Executive Vice President & Head of Surety. Arch Reinsurance Company, represented by William
Cameron, Director - Surety, also was elected as the reinsurance representative
on the Board.
M. Schubert was re-elected as SFAA President.
The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)
is a trade association of
more than 450 insurance companies that write the vast majority of surety and
fidelity bonds in the U.S.,
is a licensed rating or advisory organization in all states, including the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is the designated by state insurance
departments as a statistical agent for the reporting of surety and fidelity
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