Based in Virginia, Prestia will lead the primary lines underwriting team for Distinguished Programs' Historic Properties, Hospitality and Cyber Liability programs, as well as assisting with future development and product expansion related to the company's real estate and hospitality products. Genevich will bring property expertise to round out casualty product offerings, and assist with more in-depth product and coverage training for the company's underwriting and sales teams. She is based in New Jersey.
"Maryann and Mary each bring a wealth of experience to their new roles at Distinguished Programs that will be invaluable as our company continues to grow," said Brooks Chase, president of Distinguished Specialty, a division of Distinguished Programs. "The addition of these two outstanding insurance professionals is a further investment in our continued expansion of expertise and program specialties demanded of us by insureds. We welcome them to our team."
Prior to joining Distinguished Programs, Prestia was vice president of insurance operations for a 130 member-owned program facility catering to luxury hotels and resorts. Before that, she spent a decade at W.R. Berkley Insurance managing all casualty lines for the mid-atlantic region. She earned her bachelor's in business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Formerly with Allianz, Genevich served for 10 years in the organization's program unit within its MidCorp Global Division. She also offers a wealth of experience in the insurance services office line of business rating and classification as well as coverage expertise. Genevich earned her bachelor's degree in retail management at Northern Illinois University and a paralegal certificate from the Minnesota Paralegal Institute.
About Distinguished Programs
Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance Program Manager providing specialized insurance programs to brokers and agents with specific expertise in Real Estate, Community Associations, Cultural & Historic Properties and Hospitality & Restaurants. Property and liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished Programs' high limit umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its areas of specialty for superior coverage, competitive pricing, and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation, streaming back to 1987, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunities for its brokers, carriers, and employees.