February 15, 2023
Recognized Leader Brings Decades of Experience, Industry Expertise to C&F’s Growing Practice
Morristown, N.J., February 15, 2023 – Crum & Forster (C&F) announces that Michelle Sipple – a respected industry veteran – has joined the company to lead the Inland Marine practice within its Property Lines Division. In this role, Ms. Sipple is responsible for strategic initiatives to drive growth and profitability for the company’s inland marine book.
“Ms. Sipple is an accomplished Inland Marine underwriting professional with experience in Builders Risk, Motor Truck Cargo and Contractor’s Equipment,” said Steve Fomchenko, President, Property Lines Division, Crum & Forster. “This position requires a great deal of underwriting acumen and relationship management skills, which Michelle possesses. She brings these key competencies and much more to the practice and to Crum & Forster. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”
Her previous experience includes Inland Marine leadership positions at Everest Insurance®, Lexington Insurance Company, ACE Westchester, The Hanover Insurance Group, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, and Chubb. She also serves on the Board of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) – a national association for the commercial inland marine insurance industry in the U.S.
“Crum & Forster’s Inland Marine unit has an established team of experienced underwriters who understand the complexities of this highly specialized line of business,” shared Ms. Sipple. “I look forward to leading this team in bringing our expert Inland Marine insurance solutions to market – tailoring them for each client’s unique exposures and specific requirements while delivering value and market-leading customer service.”
Ms. Sipple is a graduate of Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
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