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Liberty International Underwriters Expands U.S. Global Crisis Management

Posted on 24 Oct 12 by Annie George

Liberty International Underwriters, a part of the Global Specialty division of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has increased its presence in Dallas by establishing an operation dedicated to handling Global Crisis Management (GCM) business for the southeastern and southwestern U.S.

Led by Tom Dunlap, assistant vice president and regional manager for southeast and southwest regions of LIU Global Crisis Management, underwriters will have local decision-making authority for Contaminated Products; Product Recall; and Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion (KRE) insurance. Mr. Dunlap is joined by Underwriting Officer Karen McCullough and Underwriting Specialists Jan Lovell and Kim Gardner.

''Businesses are increasingly seeking out crisis management insurance products to help better protect their assets from the uncertainty following crisis events such as kidnapping, extortion, contaminated food and dangerous products released into the marketplace,'' said Louis Lubrano, senior vice president of global crisis management for Liberty International Underwriters. ''Demand for LIU Global Crisis Management products is particularly strong in the southeastern and southwestern sections of the U.S., so it made sense for us to establish a presence in the region with underwriters who have extensive experience with area brokers. Tom is a well-known and respected insurance industry veteran whom brokers trust to put together the right solution for their clients' unique needs.''

The Dallas operation is the latest addition to LIU's Global Crisis Management offering that includes offices in New York and San Francisco as well as Toronto, London, Sydney and Melbourne. This new Global Crisis Management capability augments LIU's already established Dallas-based primary casualty, excess casualty and oil, gas, petrochemical and chemical underwriters.

LIU's Global Crisis Management products are supported by red24, a leader in global security assistance, that gives brokers and their clients access to an experienced kidnap, ransom and extortion consulting and response team. Working with red24, LIU helps brokers provide the specialized loss control engineering and loss mitigation services necessary to protect clients’ employees, operations, and reputation before, during and after a crisis.

Brokers can contact Tom Dunlap directly at (469) 232-5628 or