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Gallagher Bassett Announces Formation of GB Specialty

By Insurance CIO Outlook | Tuesday, June 04, 2019

ROLLING MEADOWS: Gallagher Bassett (GB) is pleased to announce the formation of a new division: GB Specialty. GB Specialty's mission is to deliver superior claim outcomes in specialized lines of coverage like medical malpractice and on high exposure claims in standard lines such as General Liability.

Rob Blasio, CEO of GB's Western Litigation unit, has been appointed to lead GB Specialty. The legacy Western Litigation team will form the foundation of GB Specialty, and its team of professionals will continue to serve their existing clients under the new banner. Focusing expertise and resources in a division dedicated to managing a client's most complex and challenging claims bolsters the ability to attract, retain, support and properly equip the high caliber professionals essential to delivering results when it matters most.

"I'm thrilled that Rob has agreed to lead GB Specialty," said Scott Hudson, CEO of Gallagher Bassett. "His expertise in complex lines is unsurpassed in our industry. The leadership team he has assembled is equally impressive and exemplifies our commitment to always helping our clients best protect their people, their businesses and their brands. Our clients in construction, transportation, healthcare and other high-exposure industries will greatly benefit from Rob's attention and involvement."

Joining Rob on the leadership team of GB Specialty will be Sam Terzich, formerly CEO of ProClaim; Charlie Lamberta, who has held senior claim officer positions with ACE, Chubb and Houston International Insurance Group; Nick Gumpel, former head of claims operations for the Plus Companies; and Keith Dunlap. Keith was CEO of National Transportation Adjusters (NTA), which was acquired by Gallagher Bassett in 2017, and is an award-winning expert in the management of high-exposure liability claims. Keith will head up GB Specialty's Transportation Practice, as well as consult on high-exposure liability claims across the company.

"Gallagher Bassett has a storied history and the best professionals in the business," said Mr. Blasio. "I'm honored to have been selected to lead GB Specialty. Our plans are to capitalize on the world-class capabilities we already have in medical malpractice, product liability and professional liability, and expand into adjacent domains like cyber liability and product recall. I look forward to working closely with GB's standard lines business to deliver the full range of Gallagher Bassett products and services seamlessly to our ever-growing list of clients."

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