Managing general underwriter RB Jones, a subsidiary of H.W. Kaufman Group, has announced the launch of a new professional liability division, RB Jones Professional.
The new division will be led by Michael Muglia, who previously served as national underwriting director for professional liability at Burns & Wilcox. Muglia will report to Mark Engel, managing director of RB Jones. In addition to Muglia, Tameka Livatino, Amber Browning and Jonathan Lucken have joined the company.
The team will immediately launch several programs, including RB Jones Professional’s flagship product, ProConstruct, an exclusive program that provides professional liability coverage to a spectrum of professionals within the construction life cycle. RB Jones plans further expansion of professional products in the coming months.
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“We expect these programs to thrive by pairing Mike’s team of experienced underwriting specialists with the sophisticated underwriting systems currently in place at RB Jones,” Engel said. “Additionally, RB Jones distribution allows access to a wide range of business and will continue our track record of producing strong underwriting profit and long-term program success for brokers and clients.”
“We remain bullish on the opportunity for RB Jones to serve as a distinct destination for highly specialized capabilities and operate as a major growth driver for H.W. Kaufman Group,” said Jodie Kaufman Davis, executive vice president of H.W. Kaufman Group. “In 2022 alone, we rebranded Global Excess Partners to RB Jones Property, acquired the Smart Cargo portfolio from Corvus, and added highly technical energy and solar product solutions to further enhance the capabilities of RB Jones.”