RALEIGH, N.C. (September 5, 2018) — IAT Insurance Group announces the hiring of Mark F. Boland as Vice President, Specialty leading IAT Specialty unit’s brokerage and excess & umbrella teams. Boland brings 40 years of insurance experience to the role. He joins IAT on September 10th and will report to Julie Brown, Senior Vice President, Specialty.
“Mark is a well-respected insurance professional with deep experience in commercial and specialty lines,” said Julie Brown, Senior Vice President of IAT Specialty. “He will be an asset to the company as we continue to build and expand our growing brokerage and excess & umbrella business.”
Boland joins IAT after serving as president of Merit Specialty, an excess and surplus lines division of Hanover Insurance Company. Boland formed that business unit, which specializes in medium-sized accounts exhibiting a low degree of frequency and moderate exposure to severity.
“I am pleased to be joining IAT at a time when the company is experiencing significant growth,” said Boland. “I look forward to working with our agent partners and the brokerage and excess & umbrella underwriting teams to contribute to the continued success of IAT Specialty.”
Earlier in his career, Boland founded Coventry Managers, which was rebranded as ENH Managers when it was sold to Endurance U.S. Insurance Company in 2011. Boland was named a senior vice president for the company. He also previously served as president and CEO of Hermitage Insurance Company.
Boland holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from Pennsylvania State University. He will be based in the company’s Cheshire, Connecticut office.
About IAT Insurance Group
IAT Insurance Group is a privately owned, specialty insurance company providing property and casualty products for businesses and individuals. The IAT Insurance Group companies are rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best. Connect with IAT Insurance Group on LinkedIn and Facebook, and learn more about the company at www.iatinsurancegroup.com.