Ron Kiefer, Senior vice president, Risk Placement Services
Risk Placement Services
Specialty: Professional liability
Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Ron Kiefer is able to perform insurance miracles to place professional liability coverage for some of the toughest accounts around. “I chose professional liability early in my career because there was a need and opportunity at the time within the industry for someone to learn and understand all of the various professions within the professional liability space,” Kiefer says. Today, he and his team handle nearly $40 million in premium annually.
Unlike some areas of insurance, professional liability is a dynamic market in terms of emerging risk trends and the need to develop new solutions to address those risks. Kiefer maintains constant dialogue with underwriting and claims partners to see how new risks and trends play out in real time. He also participates in many face-to-face client meetings so he can learn directly about the issues facing their industries and organizations. “Change is happening fast in the professional liability space,” he says, “and it’s exciting to be part of it.”