2 September 2020Actuarial & underwriting

RT Specialty hires Mason Johnston to launch its new Alabama office

RT Specialty has hired Mason Johnston as president of a new office in Birmingham, Alabama.

Johnston is a property and builder’s risk specialist and joins RT Specialty from CRC Insurance Services where he has been since 2001. Before CRC he was a treaty reinsurance underwriter with Hartford Reinsurance on multiline per risk and catastrophe treaties.

Tim Turner, chairman and chief executive of RT Specialty, described Johnston as “an exceptional broker and a great leader.”

Brenda Austenfeld, president of RT’s national property practice, said his deep property expertise and strong relationships will help drive growth in the business, also citing his experience in the excess and surplus property space. “He is an excellent fit for the team culture of RT Property,” she added.

Johnston said: “It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to join a progressive market leader like RT Specialty led by Tim Turner who I have known and admired for 20 years.”