Argo Pro Appoints David Donovan-Schager as Operations Manager; Hires Carolyn Pearce and Beth Goodrich as AVP Underwriting Managers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – January 23, 2017 – Argo Pro, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII), an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, today announced the appointment of David Donovan-Schager as operations manager, as well as the hiring of two new assistant vice president underwriting managers, Carolyn Pearce and Beth Goodrich.

Donovan-Schager will report to Craig Landi, president of Argo Pro. Pearce and Goodrich will report to Bill Kelly, senior vice president underwriting. Donovan-Schager will be responsible for management of all underwriting assistants; agency management; production reporting; compliance and audit oversight; process improvement; and will also serve as liaison between Argo Pro and other operational areas within Argo Group.

“Having these new roles will allow each leader to work on delivering product innovation to each segment of the business they manage. In addition, they will have the ability to deliver new risk management services over time to each segment,” said Landi. “Our plan is to have product innovation and risk management services as the hallmark of all Argo Pro products.”

Pearce will be responsible for the Architects & Engineers segment and Goodrich will be responsible for the Accountants segment. Previously, the two segments were managed as a combined segment.

“By splitting the book into two separate and focused teams, Argo Pro will improve growth and profitability,” said Kelly. “We are committed to investing in our team, exploring new ways to grow our book of business and improving our operational efficiencies.”

Donovan-Schager, CPCU, RPLU, has more than 20 years of experience in underwriting and brokerage. He joined Argo Pro in 2005; his most recent responsibilities include overseeing the Architects & Engineers and Accountants E&O programs. Prior to joining Argo, he held positions at Travelers, Aon, Chubb, and Bankers Insurance.

Pearce has 22 years of insurance experience. Her knowledge and skills span various E&O and D&O product lines. Most recently, she served as a senior underwriting officer at AIG’s Lexington unit in Boston, MA. Prior to working at AIG, she spent 11 years at Chubb.

Goodrich has 20 years of insurance experience. Previously, she worked at One Beacon. Prior to serving at One Beacon, she held various positions at AIG’s Lexington unit. Goodrich has also held positions at Trinity Managers and Zurich.

Argo Pro is a leading provider of professional lines insurance products and services that can accommodate medium and large organizations on an admitted and non-admitted basis. Through a single operating platform, and a robust network of appointed wholesale and retail distribution partners, Argo Pro offers a broad, customizable portfolio of errors and omissions, and management liability insurance solutions. Argo Pro maintains offices in Chicago, Jersey City, San Francisco, Scottsdale, and Hamilton. For more information, visit

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGII) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Through its operating subsidiaries, Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in four primary segments: Excess & Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Argo Group’s worldwide insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A’ (Excellent) by A.M. Best with a stable outlook and its U.S. insurance subsidiaries are rated ‘A-’ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s with a stable outlook. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn ( and on Twitter at @Argo_Group.

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Ashley Heline
Argo Group Media Relations
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International underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

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