Houston’s Tokio Marine HCC Names Schell as Next President; Burke to Retire

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Houston-based Tokio Marine HCC has named Michael Schell as president effective April 1, 2019, succeeding William Burke who is retiring.

Schell currently serves as executive vice president at Tokio Marine HCC. He joined Tokio Marine HCC in 2002 and has over 45 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 25 years at St. Paul Companies and five years at INA. He is currently chief executive officer of Tokio Marine HCC’s insurance companies: Houston Casualty Co., U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. and Avemco Insurance Co.; and president of HCC Reinsurance Co. Limited.

Effective with his new position, Schell will join the company’s board of directors. He also has been appointed by Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. to the role of global reinsurance advisor effective April 1, 2019.

Burke will retire as president on April 1 but will continue to support the company as a member of the board of directors. He has enjoyed a successful insurance career starting in 1977 with the Home Insurance Co. followed by almost 30 years with Aon Corp., prior to joining Tokio Marine HCC in 2012 as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Tokio Marine HCC is the marketing name used to describe the affiliated companies under the common ownership of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc., a Delaware-incorporated insurance holding company. Headquartered in Houston, Tokio Marine HCC is a specialty insurance group with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.

Source: Tokio Marine HCC

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