Argo Group International Holdings, an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, has promoted Josh Betz to president of Argo Surety, Argo Group’s US surety operation, who will report to chief financial officer Jay Bullock.

Bullock said, "Josh has been invaluable to the Argo Surety team and he is well-respected in the surety industry."

"He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the job, and this promotion formally recognizes Josh’s hard work and his ongoing leadership of the team."

Prior to the current role, Betz was acting as the senior vice president and chief underwriting officer for Argo Surety.

He has worked in the commercial surety business as a managing director for Travelers and as an underwriter at both CNA Surety and Reliance Surety.

Argo Group International offers a comprehensive suite of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses.