WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—July 26, 2018—The PURE Group of Insurance Companies (the PURE Group), which includes Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE), the policyholder-owned property and casualty insurer designed for high net worth individuals and families, has announced two key promotions: Mark Galante will now serve as President of Field Operations, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Ross Buchmueller, and Lindsay Holden, who previously served as the Senior Vice President, Regional Executive for New England, will assume Galante's prior responsibilities serving as President, Eastern Zone and join the company's Executive Committee.
Galante has 20 years of experience in the property and casualty industry, mostly in the high net worth personal insurance niche. Since joining PURE in 2011, he has served as Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Northeast Zone. In his new role as President of Field Operations, he will oversee the execution of all strategies, with a focus on business development and underwriting. Before joining PURE, Galante held roles at The Hanover Insurance Group and the Chubb Group. He holds an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College.
Succeeding Galante, Holden will be responsible for PURE's business operations from Maine to Virginia. She joined PURE in 2010 and has been the leading force behind PURE's strong growth throughout the New England region. She has 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, with more than a decade focusing specifically on the high net worth personal lines segment. She joined PURE from AIG where she worked in the Lexington Insurance Company and AIG Private Client Group. She graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English.
"Mark and Lindsay have played significant roles in building the foundation of PURE, starting with our team and our culture and extending to our relationships with the finest independent insurance brokers in our niche," said Buchmueller. "We have an incredible opportunity in front of us. Going forward, they will help us realize the full potential of this great company."
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) is a member-owned reciprocal insurer dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for responsible high net worth individuals and families. PURE provides customizable coverage for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability, watercraft, flood, fraud and cyber fraud to more than 75,000 responsible, high net worth families throughout the U.S. Inspired by some of the finest policyholder-owned companies, PURE emphasizes alignment of interests and transparency. PURE's low cost of capital, careful member selection and proactive risk management all contribute to highly competitive rates. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. PURE membership is subject to an executed Subscriber's Agreement & Power of Attorney. For more information or to find a local broker, visit pureinsurance.com. You can follow PURE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.