RT Specialty scoops up industry veteran to lead new office

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RT Specialty scoops up industry veteran to lead new office

RT Specialty has announced the addition of J. Mason Johnston to the firm. Johnston will establish RT Specialty’s Birmingham, Ala., office as its president.

Johnston, a property and builder’s risk specialist, joins the company from CRC Insurance Services. Prior to CRC, he served as a treaty reinsurance underwriter with Hartford Reinsurance on multiline per risk and catastrophe treaties.

“We are thrilled to have Mason join RT,” said Tim Turner, chairman and CEO of RT Specialty. “Under Mason’s direction and leadership, we are establishing our presence and opening an office in Birmingham, Alabama. We are looking forward to further developing this market.”

“Mason’s deep property expertise and strong relationships with key trading partners will be a tremendous addition to continue the momentum of RT Property’s incredible growth,” said Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld, president of RT National Property Practice. “Mason is a proven leader within the E&S property arena and very well respected within the industry. We are delighted that Mason has joined RT Specialty, and he is an excellent fit for the team culture of RT Property.”

“It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to join a progressive market leader like RT Specialty led by Tim Turner, who I have known and admired for 20 years,” Johnston said.