RT Specialty names new EVP | Insurance Business America
International specialty insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group has announced the promotion of Michael VanAcker to executive vice president of RT Specialty, Ryan Specialty’s wholesale brokerage and binding authority specialty.
In his new role, VanAcker will work closely with RT Specialty chairman and CEO Tim Turner, RT Specialty president Ed McCormack, and regional directors and brokers throughout RT Specialty. VanAcker has more than 10 years of experience in the firm, most recently as chief operating officer of Ryan Specialty. Prior to that, he served as RT Specialty’s COO and controller. VanAcker has been integral to Ryan Specialty’s M&A strategy, acquisition integration, and growth trajectory, the company said.
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“Michael has been with Ryan Specialty since 2011 and has proven himself as an inspirational leader who is organized, creative and innovative,” said Patrick Ryan, founder, chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty. “He will bring his invaluable experience as corporate COO and operations acumen directly to our largest revenue specialty.”
VanAcker represents the latest appointment within Ryan Specialty Group. In August, the company appointed Michael Blackshear as head of diversity, equity and inclusion. In May of last year, Ryan Specialty subsidiary Concord Specialty Risk announced three key promotions.
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