National Programs, Bridge Specialty Group Launch Business Development Team

National Programs and Bridge Specialty Group announced a new business development team dedicated to serving select retail distribution relationships.

Source: National Programs | Published on January 25, 2023

Insurance partnerships

National Programs, a team of specialty insurance program brands, and Bridge Specialty Group, a collection of wholesale agencies and managing general agents, today announced a new business development team dedicated to serving select retail distribution relationships. The two groups wrote over $9 billion in premiums in 2022 from 55 brands ranging from transactional and binding authority to fully delegated underwriting authority.

The business team is led by Alonzo Dunn, recently named as vice president of business development for National Programs. Lisa Floyd is named as marketing operations leader and will focus on bringing together the people, processes and technology to deliver for key retail relationships.

Additionally, the National Programs’ Arrowhead marketing communications team, led by Duane Williams, vice president of communications, expanded its charter to work across both Bridge Specialty and National Programs with branding, content, social media and related marketing services.

“We’ve entered the new year in a volatile market, with insurtech companies pulling back, reinsurers limiting capacity and scarce alternative capital. So it’s more important than ever to focus on providing excellent opportunities for our distribution relationships,” explains Steve Boyd, president of Bridge Specialty Group.

“Alonzo and team add value by crisply and quickly getting information for teammates and key relationships to make decisions and act, which might be as straightforward as appetite guides, product understanding and solid reports, and often begins with an introduction to the appropriate person to solve a need,” adds Tom Kussurelis, National Programs’ chief operating officer.

About National Programs

National Programs is composed of 29 managing general agents and program administrators operating in personal, commercial, specialty, professional liability and public entity segments. With 30 carrier relationships and a network of 25,000 distribution partners, the collaborative group offers 65 insurance programs.

About Bridge Specialty Group

Bridge Specialty Group is a team of companies focused on bringing the power of collective size and specialty to the wholesale brokerage marketplace. Composed of more than 25 boutique brands, Bridge Specialty Group is creating a more seamless way to connect the varying needs of our retail partners with the market clout and talents of our wholesale entities.