HOUSTON – July 31, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Charles J. Lamberta as Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer reporting to Peter B. Smith, President of the Group. He will be a Director of various Insurance Company Subsidiaries and based in the Houston home office.

Mr. Lamberta has over 20 years of insurance experience and joins HIIG from Chubb, where he spent the last 13 years and was most recently the Senior Vice President of North America Primary Casualty. Mr. Lamberta has a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University.

Stephen L. Way, Chairman & Chief Executive, said, “We have been making great progress in expanding our Claims Division, now handling many of our claims in house. Mr. Lamberta brings considerable experience and leadership to our growing number of claim professionals and our Company is stronger for it.”

HIIG is an insurance holding company based in Houston, Texas with offices across the USA including Atlanta, Dallas, Malvern (PA), Morristown (NJ), and Scottsdale.

HIIG has underwriting Divisions focused on Accident & Health; Construction; Energy; Professional; Transactional Property; Transportation; and other Specialty business.

HIIG has assets of over $1 billion and shareholders’ equity of more than $325 million. HIIG’s insurance company subsidiaries consist of Houston Specialty Insurance Company, Imperium Insurance Company, Great Midwest Insurance Company, and Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company. These insurance companies are rated A/A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information, please go to www.hiig.com.