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Thomas Kuzma

Chairman


Tom began his career with Nautilus Insurance Group in January 1986 and currently holds the position of Chairman. Prior to being named Chairman, Tom was the Vice President of Underwriting, then served as President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 to December 2020. Tom has more than 35 years of experience in the Excess & Surplus Lines industry focusing on Commercial Property and Casualty insurance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University and attained the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation in 1991.

 

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Thomas Joyce

President


Tom currently serves as President of Nautilus Insurance Group and has emerged as a leader in the insurance industry since his start in 1985, serving in various technical and leadership roles and focusing on the Excess and Surplus Lines market. He started with Nautilus as Senior Vice President and Chief Claims Officer in 2015, was named Chief Underwriting Officer in 2018, promoted to Executive Vice President in 2020 while retaining the office of CUO, and was appointed to President January 1, 2021. He has broad industry knowledge and a keen appreciation for the importance of relationships with distribution partners. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University and the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designation from the Institutes.

 

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Trish Buckhardt

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer


Trish started in the Excess & Surplus Lines industry in 1985 and has continuously sharpened her skills and expertise leading strategic business initiatives. Trish joined Nautilus in 2016 as Vice President of Business Strategic Projects while leading the design and implementation of a claims management system. In 2020, Trish earned the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Nautilus, Trish worked as a Claims leader at a Fortune 100 insurance carrier. She holds a Master’s in Applied Communication from Northern Arizona University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marymount College

 

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Bill Floros

Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer


Bill started in the insurance industry in the 1980s. Prior to joining Nautilus in 2021, Bill held several executive-level underwriting and leadership positions. In addition to earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and attending various post-graduate executive education courses, Bill has served on the Board of three successful organizations and participated as a member of multiple market councils for Excess & Surplus Lines carriers.

 

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Allison Kenworthy

Senior Vice President & Chief Finance Officer


Allison began her career with Nautilus Insurance Group in April of 2018 as Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer. Previously, she served as Director of P&C Investment Accounting at AIG before becoming Vice President, Property Casualty Statutory Controller. Allison holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

 

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Karen Evers

Senior Vice President, Human Resources


Karen began her career with Nautilus Insurance Group in April of 2016 and leads Human Resources. Karen started in Human Resources in 1998 and has experience in a variety of industries, holding leadership positions since 2006. She comes to Nautilus from Terros Health, where she served as Senior Director of Human Resources. Karen earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Masters of Business Administration and holds human resources professional designations of SPHR and SHRM-SCP.

 

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Joel Lasky

Vice President & Chief Claims Officer


Joel has been a claims professional since 1990 and is currently Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for Nautilus. Prior to joining Nautilus, Joel worked at Scottsdale Insurance Group for 21 years, where he held both technical and leadership positions, ending his tenure there as Director of Casualty Claims, Eastern Region. Before moving to Arizona, Joel was a field claims professional in northwest and north central Indiana. Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University as well as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU), and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designations.

 

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Kevin Donovan

Senior Vice President, Actuarial


Kevin joined Nautilus in 2019. He has over 30 years of Actuarial experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Nautilus, Kevin worked at Scottsdale Insurance Group where he held a leadership position and honed his strong discipline in actuarial reserving. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is also an Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.