Hagerty appoints former Munich Re CEO to board of directors

He brings with him more than 30 years of experience

Hagerty appoints former Munich Re CEO to board of directors

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Automotive enthusiast brand and specialty vehicle insurance provider Hagerty has announced the appointment of Anthony J Kuczinski (pictured above) to its board of directors, effective July 9.

Kuczinski is best known as the former chief executive officer of Munich Reinsurance US Holdings (Munich Re US).

Kuczinski's career at Munich Re spanned 34 years, including 15 years as president and CEO. Upon retiring as CEO in 2023, he served as executive advisor to the board of management for Munich Re US.

Before his tenure at Munich Re, Kuczinski was chief operating officer of NY Marine and General Insurance Company and worked in the audit practice at Coopers & Lybrand.

Currently, Kuczinski provides strategic and leadership advisory services to senior executives in the insurance industry through LST Risk Concepts, LLC, a firm he founded. He also serves as lead independent director of Skyward Specialty Insurance Group and is on the board of Ryan Specialty, a US property and casualty insurance wholesale broker.

McKeel Hagerty, CEO and chairman of the board at Hagerty, expressed his welcome to Kuczinski, noting his extensive experience in the insurance industry and his operational and financial expertise.

“Tony brings a wealth of insurance industry experience to Hagerty, as well as operational and financial expertise,” he said.

“I am excited to join Hagerty's board of directors and help the company execute on its long-term growth ambitions by delivering excellent products and services for automotive enthusiasts,” Kuczinski said.

Last month, the specialty motor insurer also announced the appointment of Jeff Briglia as president of insurance with oversight across all facets of the firm’s insurance operations.

“I’m excited to join Hagerty’s high-performing leadership team as the company delivers strong rates of top- and bottom-line growth. Hagerty has built the best brand in the insurance world by delivering quality products and services to millions of automotive enthusiasts,” Briglia said.

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