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Nautilus Insurance Group

Thomas M. Kuzma, ARM

President & Chief Executive Officer

Thomas M. Kuzma, ARM

Tom Kuzma became President and Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus in 1997. He joined Nautilus in 1986 and oversaw all underwriting operations prior to his current position. Tom has a strong background in underwriting and management, with over 35 years of experience in the insurance field.


Senior Officers

Thomas M. Kuzma, ARM

President & Chief Executive Officer

Miklos F. Kallo

Senior Vice President, Treasurer
& Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Kilgas

Senior Vice President

Bradley A. Lontz

Senior Vice President

Chief Information Officer

Wendy L. Markham, CPCU

Senior Vice President
Chief Underwriting Officer

Regulatory Officer

Janet L. Shemanske

Vice President & Secretary
Regulatory Compliance

Underwriting Officers

Ann Boman-Clark

Vice President

James Cassara

Vice President

Stephen P. Corrigall, CPCU

Vice President
Underwriting Excess

Bonnie R. McKrill,

Vice President
Agency Relations

Veronica L. Monteilh

Vice President

Deborah J. Savoie

Vice President
Underwriting Operations

Katherine M. Suhm, CPCU

Vice President
Underwriting Audit & Development

Craig N. Williams

Vice President

Claims Officers

Kellie R. Barwick

Vice President

Kimberly R. Levensky

Vice President

Accounting Officer

Monica R. Spivey

Vice President
Finance & Accounting

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Nautilus Insurance Group

Our strategy at Nautilus is to be the best in delivering a market for small-to-medium commercial risks with low-to-moderate susceptibility to loss. We view agents as business partners for the long term. We are constantly looking to improve our business for the benefit of our customers and policyholders.

Our Mission

Our mission at Nautilus is to achieve superior underwriting results leading to a stable, consistent and financially secure company for our employees, general agents and policyholders.

Company Description

Nautilus, a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commenced operations in September 1985. We write commercial excess and surplus lines business, which allows us to react quickly to changes in market conditions or legal climate, in all states and the District of Columbia. Our admitted business is written in a limited number of states for better than average risks that have a lower susceptibility to loss, and now offer a personal umbrella program in most states.

How Nautilus Is Different

PEOPLE We have built a reputation as a strong underwriting company and respected industry leader with a passion for customer service excellence. We attract and retain employees with a culture that promotes creativity, integrity and respect. We have a broad base of underwriting and claims professionals, many of whom have industry experience in excess of 25 years. At the same time, we are recruiting, hiring and training young professionals who over time learn the business and develop their skills through extensive mentoring from our tenured employees.

PARTNERSHIPS Wholesale General Agents are used exclusively to distribute our products. Nautilus is highly selective when appointing agents who must share our business philosophy and vision. Many of our agent relationships date back to our inception in 1985, supporting our approach of choosing partners for the long term who share our values and underwriting discipline.

PRODUCTS We offer a product line-up that complements our strategy of being a stable and consistent market for low-to -moderate hazard risks for the following lines of business:

General Liability broad product appetite consistent with our profile and also write more complicated or specialized risks on a submit basis.

Property all 50 states, with wind or x-wind, typically packaged with our GL

Miscellaneous Professional Liability monoline, package, 100+ classes, claims made and reported form, comprehensive coverage options

Liquor Liability monoline, package,assault and battery coverage on both general liability and liquor liability

Excess/Umbrella Liability online system that does it all, appetite aligned with our GL product

Personal Umbrella specialty product that helps with all umbrella risks, including difficult to place target risks

Comprehensive Personal Liability stand alone liability that can be written as primary, excess or farm

Inland Marine/Crime/ Equipment Breakdown contractor’s equipment and tools, installation floaters, accounts receivable, and small limits of bailees and crime coverage. Protection for the equipment, machinery and systems that run the businesses we insure.

PLATFORMS Our agent partners have access to our award-winning agent portal - nautilusagents.com - which provides one-stop access to a multitude of underwriting tools, including our eGuide, Rapid Rater, management reports, marketing materials, policy forms, applications and more.

The on-line Rapid Rater was designed to support our creative and flexible underwriting philosophy and is an agency favorite among our technology tools for either a quick indication or a full quote.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.

Contact Information

Nautilus/Great Divide Insurance
7233 E. Butherus Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Toll free: (800) 842-8972
Tel: (480) 951-0905
Fax:(480) 951-9730

The Nautilus Mobile website is available to our agent partners and was designed to enhance how business is conducted while on the road. It provides our customers an easy and convenient way to promote their products and services, via the tablet format - iPad or other.

Financial Highlights

Nautilus Insurance Group writes on behalf of the following W. R. Berkley Corporation member companies:

Nautilus Insurance Company
Great Divide Insurance Company

A.M. Best Rating
A+ (Superior)

Financial Size Category