Applied Surety announces key appointments

Applied Surety Underwriters has announced the appointments of Alfred N. Wright as senior vice president and Ronald B. Diggs Jr. as chief underwriting officer.

In his new role, Wright will leverage his industry connections to build out and launch a specialty contract surety segment for target programs falling under a $5 million single/$10 million aggregate range.

Prior to joining Applied Surety Underwriters, Wright served as senior vice president at Crum & Forster Insurance Agency, handling the company’s surety practice. From 2011 to 2015, he served as senior vice president of Endurance American Insurance Company’s underwriting practice.

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Diggs joined Applied Surety Underwriters from Crum & Forster, where he served as chief underwriting officer.

In his new role, Diggs will focus on risk selection that supports profitable expansion for the company.

Applied Surety was launched by Applied Underwriters in March of last year. In June, the company launched a sports and entertainment division.

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