People Moves: Towne’s Skinner, RT Specialty’s Reynolds Promoted; Buckle Hires Two

People Moves: Towne’s Skinner, RT Specialty’s Reynolds Promoted; Buckle Hires Two

2021-05-04 13:46:44
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Towne Financial Services Group promotes Skinner to president, CEO

Towne Financial Services Group (TFSG) has promoted Brian K. Skinner to President and CEO effective May 1, 2021.

TFSG contains all of TowneBank's non-banking divisions, including mortgage, insurance, real estate and asset management. Currently, Skinner serves as the company's Chief Banking Officer, with the leaders of many non-banking businesses also reporting directly to him.

Brian Skinner

As president and CEO of TFSG, Skinner will be able to devote his full attention to these companies. During the first quarter of 2021, TFSG accounted for more than 40% of TowneBank's total revenues.

Skinner will report directly to the CEO of TowneBank and will remain part of the company's management team.

Founded in 1999, TowneBank offers a full range of banking and other financial services. The bank operates more than 40 bank branches in Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, as well as in Northeast and Central North Carolina.

Source: TowneBank

Buckle hires Sand as VP Product Management, Morris as Director Dealer Development

Buckle, a technology-backed financial services company, has added Andrew Sand, director of insurance products, as vice president of Product Management and director of auto dealers, Tim Morris, as director of Dealer Development.

Sand comes from Farmers Insurance, where he was Head of Commercial Auto. Previously, he was Director of Product Management and Commercial Lines for Mercury Insurance for nearly 12 years. For more than 16 years, he held various underwriting, sales and service and product roles at Progressive Insurance.

Morris was most recently director of Outside Sales at Cox Automotive. He has held a variety of sales positions at automotive companies of all sizes, from startups to multinationals, including Mercedes-Benz, VinSolutions, Grayson BMW and Dealertrack. He has extensive experience operating retail car dealerships and representing dealers and partners.

Buckle is a digital financial services provider serving the emerging middle class and providers of the gig economy. Leveraging a portfolio of technologies and data sources, Buckle offers insurance and credit products to those who earn less than the average US wage and are then punished for lacking or no credit.

Source: buckle

RT Specialty promotes Reynolds to VP in environmental and construction practices

RT Specialty has promoted Joe Reynolds to vice president within its Environmental and Construction Professional (ECP) practice. He is based in Spring City, Pennsylvania.

He joined the company in 2018 as an assistant vice president and has since built a significant business district within the Contractor’s Pollution Liability (CPL), Architects & Engineers (A&E) and Contractors Professional (CPrL) Liability marketplace.

Prior to joining the organization, Reynolds worked as an A&E product head at Hiscox Insurance and as a vice president and

Joe Reynolds

executive underwriter in XL Catlin's Design Professional division. For more than a decade, he also underwrote and developed the product strategy for management and professional liability products at Travelers Insurance and The Chubb Corporation.

RT ECP is part of the RT Specialty division of RSG Specialty LLC, a Delaware limited liability company based in Illinois. RSG Specialty LLC, is a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG). RT ECP provides wholesale brokerage and other services to agents and brokers.

Source: RT Specialty

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