ACE USA Makes Executive Appointments in its Regional Operations
PHILADELPHIA -- October 23, 2012
ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, today
announced new leadership appointments in its regional operations, to support
ACE’s commitment to delivering highly responsive services to its brokers and
Kelley Kinsella has been appointed Senior Vice President & Regional Executive
Officer for ACE USA’s Midwest Region. In this role, Ms. Kinsella will be
responsible for setting and driving overall strategy for the region, which
comprises 13 Midwestern states, and includes ACE USA branch offices in
Cleveland, Minneapolis and Kansas City. She will implement regional production
plans, product line distribution strategies, and business development and
marketing throughout the region. Ms. Kinsella will be based in Chicago and
will report to Ed Zaccaria, Division President, ACE USA Regional Operations.
Ms. Kinsella returns to ACE USA Regional Operations from ACE USA Global
Property & Specialty Lines where she most recently served as Senior Vice
President for the Western Zone. She was previously Chief Operating Officer for
ACE USA’s Midwest Region, where she was responsible for leadership and
business development, and coordinating product line presence across the
region. Ms. Kinsella succeeds Scott McKeon, who has been appointed to the
national role of Senior Vice President, Distribution Management for ACE USA.
In this new role, Mr. McKeon will work collaboratively with ACE USA’s regional
teams to develop distribution strategies on a national basis for all ACE
operating units to further drive select broker relationships and differentiate
“The Midwest regional market represents tremendous growth opportunities for
ACE. Kelley has been instrumental in the ongoing development of ACE USA’s
global property business in the Western Zone. Her excellent track record and
leadership will be an asset in leading the Midwest team and delivering
additional value to our clients and brokers in the region,” said Mr. Zaccaria.
“Scott will be an integral part of our ongoing efforts to deliver the best
possible service to our brokers by providing a key point of contact and also
helping us to better track, manage and grow select broker relationships across
With more than 25 years of insurance and industry experience, Ms. Kinsella
began her career at ACE’s predecessor company, CIGNA Property & Casualty. She
holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an
Executive MBA from Northwestern University. Ms. Kinsella also serves as
President of the ACE Women’s Forum (AWF), a company-supported women’s
networking and mentoring initiative.
With more than 20 years of experience in the insurance underwriting and
brokerage arena, Mr. McKeon most recently served as Senior Vice President and
Regional Executive Officer of ACE USA’s Midwest region, a position he held
since 2002, when he joined ACE USA from Tri-City Brokerage in Chicago, a
national wholesale broker, where he was Vice President in its Casualty group.
Mr. McKeon began his career in the primary risk management group at American
International Group (AIG) and held several subsequent management positions in
New York and Chicago. He received a Bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, and is
rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and AA- (Very Strong) by Standard &
Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance
products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA
and its products and services can be found at www.acegroup.com/us. The ACE
Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers.
With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property
and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental health insurance,
reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited,
the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information
can be found at: www.acegroup.com.
ACE North America Communications
Carla Ferrara, 215-640-4744
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