PMA Companies Names Kara Thompson Vice President & Chief Segment Officer, Specialty Markets Underwriting

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PMA Companies has named Kara Thompson as Vice President and Chief Segment Officer, Specialty Markets Underwriting. As segment leader, Ms. Thompson is responsible for growing PMA’s captive, program and group business. She reports to Drew Jones, Executive Vice President - Insurance Segments and is based in PMA Companies’ Blue Bell Office.

“Kara is an outstanding insurance executive, who has had a very successful underwriting and management career and a strong track record working with brokers and agents,” says Jones. “I am confident that under her leadership, PMA will continue to accelerate growth with traditional captive and program business as well as with newer products such as our PMA Vantage Captive program.”

Ms. Thompson has 20 years of large account captive, and group/program underwriting and management experience. She has been with PMA for 13 years in positions of increasing responsibility, and most recently served as Regional Underwriting Manager. 

Ms. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College and a Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Rosemont College.