Joe Slater, IFG Companies
Assistant vice president, construction practice leader – primary casualty
Joe Slater started his career in 2009 as a casualty underwriter at CoverX Specialty in Boston. Three years later, he relocated to New York City to join Scottsdale Insurance Company before moving on to IFG Companies, where he’s spent nearly six years writing primary and excess casualty business.
When Slater started at IFG, the company didn’t have an excess casualty department. “It was incredibly rewarding to contribute to the growth and development of a department that has turned into a tremendous success,” he says. “Writing both lines gives me a unique perspective on the business that I find is very valuable.”
Slater was promoted to the newly created role of construction practice leader for the primary casualty department in September 2019, charged with leading the creation of project-specific construction policies and working closely with the product development, claims, actuarial and underwriting teams. “Learning to use the expertise of individuals in other departments continues to strengthen my aptitude as an underwriter on a daily basis,” he says.