RT Specialty announces promotions in ECP practice

Three company veterans step into new roles

RT Specialty announces promotions in ECP practice

Construction & Engineering

By Ryan Smith

RT Specialty’s Environmental and Construction Professional Practice (RT ECP) has announced several promotions within its senior management team. The company has promoted John Heft to executive vice president of operations, Joseph Nawa to executive vice president of production, and Joseph Reynolds to senior vice president of programs.

“The RT ECP team has spent 17 years dedicated to helping our trading partners navigate the complex commercial insurance marketplace and establishing our presence as the industry’s premier resource,” said Jeff Slivka, president of RT ECP. “This was accomplished through the efforts of a senior management team that not only exceeded the informational needs of clients, but also worked tirelessly to grow an immensely successful team filled with hard-working, diligent and caring professionals. Each of these promotions recognizes their integral role in this growth and the next stage of our evolution.”

John Heft began at New Day Underwriting Managers in 2006 as the fifth employee to join the company. New Day became part of RT Specialty in 2018. Heft has spent the past 16 years providing environmental risk management services to retail brokers representing the chemical, energy, manufacturing, commercial and habitational real estate, education, and healthcare sectors.

Heft’s specializations include contaminated property transactions, legal liability issues and the development and placement of competitive environmental insurance programs. In his new role, he will be responsible for operational support, processes, carrier relations and staff training.

Nawa joined the company as a consultant in 2013 and has since risen through the ranks while managing its Southwest and Southeast regional practices. During this time, he worked with retail brokers to overcome the professional liability risks and environmental exposures common to the construction, manufacturing, healthcare and commercial real estate industries.

Nawa has expertise in architects and engineers professional liability, contractors protective professional indemnity, owners protective professional indemnity, and related policy forms available to clients on a project-specific and overall blanket basis. In his new role, Nawa will be responsible for the management and development of production teams, business development and client relations.

Reynolds joined RT ECP in 2018 as an assistant vice president. He has since built a substantial book of business within the contractors pollution liability, real estate developers errors and omissions, and contract professional liability marketplace. In his new role, Reynolds will grow the current quoting facilities within the company and build new programs, both exclusive and non-exclusive.

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