HOUSTON – January 17, 2018
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today several promotions of Senior Management.
Kirby A. Hill is promoted to Executive Vice President of HIIG Property & Casualty operations, and his role will be expanded. Mr. Hill, who has been with the company for nearly 10 years and in the industry for more than 25 years, will oversee the expansion of several operating business units as well as look for potential acquisitions and strategic investments
Rhonda N. Kemp is appointed Senior Vice President of HIIG Corporate Affairs and will work closely with and report directly to Stephen L. Way, CEO. Ms. Kemp has been with HIIG for over 10 years and has worked for Mr. Way for more than 20 years in her career which spans over 25 years in the financial and accounting segment of the insurance industry.
Renee J. Montgomery is promoted to Senior Vice President of HIIG succeeding Ms. Kemp, while retaining her role as CFO of the Group’s Insurance Company Subsidiaries. Ms. Montgomery has been with HIIG for more than 7 years and has worked for Mr. Way for more
than 15 years of her 25 year career in the financial and accounting segment of the insurance industry.
Doug C. Davies is promoted to Senior Vice President of Houston Specialty Insurance Company (HSIC) and leads the Company’s Transactional Property Underwriting Division. Mr. Davis has been with HSIC for more than 5 years and has been underwriting major property accounts in a leading role, for more than 10 years.
Craig M. Willey is promoted to Treasurer while retaining his role as VP of Tax for HIIG. Mr. Willey is both a lawyer and a Chartered Financial Analyst and has been with HIIG since 2015. His responsibilities will include supervising the Group’s Financial Planning & Analysis,
Investments, Cash Management, and Tax departments.
Stephen L. Way, HIIG Chairman & CEO, said, “We are a much better Company for having such loyalty and experience in our senior Executives.”
HIIG is an insurance holding company based in Houston, Texas with total assets of more than $1 billion and shareholders’ equity of more than $325 million.
HIIG has underwriting Segments focused on Accident & Health; Commercial; Excess & Surplus Lines; and Specialty producing almost $600 million in gross premiums in 2017.
HIIG has subsidiary insurance companies Houston Specialty Insurance Company; Imperium Insurance Company; Great Midwest Insurance Company; and Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company all rated A/A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.
L. Byron Way, EVP
Houston International Insurance Group