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Brooks Joins SFAA

Tuesday, January 15, 2013  


JANUARY 15, 2013, WASHINGTON, D.C. —Joanne S. Brooks, Esq., has joined The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) as Vice President and Counsel.With over two decades of experience in and commitment to the surety and fidelity industry, Joanne will be a considerable asset to SFAA and its members.

Her career began in the Claim Department, Salvage Division, at Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland.She has held many positions at F&D and Zurich North America during her 24 years including claim, underwriting, and risk management culminating in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer. Joanne also worked at Hanover Insurance Company, where she held the position of Chief Risk Officer.Most recently, Joanne started her own business and has been working as a consultant for surety companies and reinsurers.

Robert Duke, who has been with the SFAA for twelve years handling underwriting issues for all surety and fidelity lines, has been promoted to Corporate Counsel to reflect his increasing responsibilities for internal SFAA legal work.

Rob and Joanne will be working closely together on underwriting and claims issues. "We are pleased to have Joanne on board, and I am confident that her collaboration with Rob will benefit not only SFAA but also the industry as a whole. The knowledge and expertise that they provide the organization will enhance SFAA’s team and allow us to provide the best service possible to our members,” says SFAA President Lynn Schubert.


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 designated by state insurance departments as a statistical agent for the reporting of surety and fidelity insurance.


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