Arch Insurance North America Promotes First to President

IJ - December 1, 2022 - Brian First has been promoted to president of Arch Insurance North America. First was promoted from chief underwriting officer of programs, property and specialty.

 First, who joined Arch in 2014 and has 30 years of industry experience, will now have executive oversight over Arch Insurance’s business units and certain operations teams.

Prior to Arch, First served as President & COO of SPARTA Insurance, President of Captive Programs division at Travelers/Discover Re, and Vice President & Managing Directory, Chief Underwriting Officer – Alternative Markets at The Hartford Financial Services Group.

In this newly created role, First’s direct reports include:

  • Catherine Kelly, EVP, Corporate Underwriting Services
  • John Rafferty, CUO, Financial, Professional & Programs
  • Rich Stock, CUO, Casualty & Surety
  • Valerie Turpin, CUO, Property.

Arch is headquartered in New York, New York. Arch Insurance North America, part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., includes Arch’s insurance operations in the United States and Canada. Business in the U.S. is written by Arch Insurance Company, Arch Specialty Insurance Company, Arch Excess & Surplus Insurance Company and Arch Indemnity Insurance Company. Business in Canada is written by Arch Insurance Canada Ltd.