Our Leadership Team

Hugh T. Nelson, CPCU -Senior Vice President

Mr. Nelson is responsible for SIU’s business development activities in the alternative insurance risk marketplace. He also manages Century Casualty Company and Claims Services Network, affiliates of SIU. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, an MBA from the University of North Florida, and insurance industry designations of CPCU, ARM, ASLI and AU. Mr. Nelson began his career at Dependable Insurance Group, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President. He then served as Chief Operating Officer of Pinnacle Insurance Company, a multi-lines insurer, and later as Chief Operating Officer of an MGA specializing in health care professional liability, prior to joining SIU in 2002.

John Schoerner, Professional Lines Practice Leader

Mr. John Schoerner is the Professional Lines Practice Leader for Alpha Specialty Programs. He is responsible for the creation, management, placement and underwriting of professional liability. After spending the better half of his career at a specialty insurance carrier, where he managed a highly complex book of engineering, construction and real estate professionals insurance policies; Mr. Schoerner has proven he has the background, knowledge, market access and relationships to create, manage and grow complex, profitable books of professional liability insurance. At Alpha Specialty Programs, Mr. Schoerner has leveraged his background in Design, Construction and Development to create a suite of insurance products to satisfy the most complex professional exposures. Mr. Schoerner has a B.S. in Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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