Distinguished Programs taps claims VP for fine art business

Exec will help build out the claims function for key group

Distinguished Programs taps claims VP for fine art business

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, has announced the appointment of Michelle Stegmann (pictured above) as vice president of claims for its fine art and collectibles program.

Stegmann has more than 30 years of industry claims experience. In her new role, she will focus on building and leading the claims function for Distinguished’s fine art and collectibles insurance group. She will be responsible for developing best practices, systems and internal infrastructure in conjunction with Distinguished’s carrier partners.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle join our team,” said Patrick Drummond, president of the fine art and collectibles program at Distinguished. “We strive to provide our clients with top-notch service, and Michelle’s appointment will play a key role in achieving this. We are excited to see the impact she will make in the fine art and collectibles program.”

Prior to joining Distinguished, Stegmann served as senior vice president of claims with Crum & Forster. She has also held leadership and management roles at C.V. Starr, Resolute Management Chicago, CNA, and Fireman’s Fund/Allianz.

Stegmann is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar and is licensed to adjust claims in 13 states.

Distinguished Programs recently announced a partnership with SiriusPoint to expand into environmental, construction pollution and professional insurance. It also expanded its coastal builders’ risk coverage.

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