Liberty International Underwriters Announces New Excess Casualty Team Members in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

NEW YORK--()--Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has added eight new underwriters to its U.S. Excess Casualty Division to give brokers broader access to the LIU products and services that will help brokers grow and sustain their business.

“Our new staff brings added skill and expertise to the LIU Excess Casualty team, allowing brokers to submit a higher volume of business nationwide”

LIU is a recognized leader in the excess casualty market, with established underwriting teams in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, as well as Canada, Europe and Asia.

“Our new staff brings added skill and expertise to the LIU Excess Casualty team, allowing brokers to submit a higher volume of business nationwide,” said Peter Clauson, senior vice president and manager of LIU’s Excess Casualty operation. “Brokers value LIU underwriters for their thoughtful insights, flexibility, superior service and willingness to find successful outcomes. By fortifying our underwriting platform, we give brokers the increased support and access they, and their clients, need.”

The new Excess Casualty team members bring many decades of collective experience in excess, umbrella, and casualty underwriting:

  • In Atlanta, Beth Tingle, underwriting specialist;
  • In Chicago, Michael Bachman, assistant vice president;
  • In Dallas, Kurt Buttner, vice president; and Nancy Rynd, underwriting specialist;
  • In Los Angeles, Noreen Cruz, assistant vice president; and Anita Paulos-Barker, underwriting specialist;
  • In San Francisco, Michael Ishii, vice president; and Alisha Ford, underwriting specialist.

LIU’s U.S. Excess Casualty operation has a broad appetite for business across all of its casualty products – from local contractors to international manufacturers – with capacity of $25 million for lead umbrella and $50 million for excess liability.

For additional information, please contact Peter Clauson directly at 212-208-2891 or

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