9 June 2021Actuarial & underwriting

PMA promotes long-time exec to CUO

PMA Companies, the captive manager and third party administration provider, has named Derek Hopper as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer.

Hopper joined PMA in 1990 and has held various leadership roles in its large and middle market underwriting segments, as well as corporate distribution. He was most recently senior vice president of shared services, and has served as a key member of PMA’s office of the president and chief executive.

He is now responsible for leading the underwriting, product management and development, risk control and corporate marketing functions. He continues to report to John Santulli, president and chief executive officer of PMA Companies.

Santulli called Hopper “a talented leader with an outstanding track record of delivering underwriting and operational excellence,” backing him to “drive disciplined underwriting strategies that deliver exceptional results for PMA Companies and impactful solutions for our brokers and clients."