Aurenity Hires Thommes to Run Public Entity Program

Thommes joins Aurenity from Old Republic Specialty where he was VP of Alternative Risks, with responsibility for a substantial portfolio of public entity and scholastic clients. He was previously Director of Public Entity at Safety National and has held both claims and underwriting roles in the sector at Brit USA. 

Aurenity recently announced their partnership with specialty re/insurer Vantage Risk through its Vantage Risk Specialty Insurance Company. The partnership will see Aurenity offer a mix of standalone and pool business on an excess basis with casualty capacity of up to $5m. In addition to public entities, the new program will also selectively target scholastic, higher education, and other non-profit business. 

Commenting on the hire, Douglas Trainor, Aurenity CUO said "Kevin brings nearly 20 years of experience building and managing portfolios of public entity business profitably. He has a wealth of pricing and product expertise in this complex market with a strong distribution following." Nick Davies, Aurenity CEO added "We are delighted to welcome Kevin to our growing platform. We continue to execute on our strategy of enabling market leading talent with cutting edge pricing technology for a better view of risk." 

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