Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has named Travis Bethune as head of customer & broker engagement, Western US region. He was previously Vice President, National Distribution Executive, at Fireman's Fund.

"Travis will lead our efforts to drive growth strategies and deepen relationships with our customers and brokers in the western United States," said Lori Spoon Rafkin, Senior Vice President, Customer & Broker Engagement, BHSI.

"With his extensive industry experience and strong market relationships, Travis is an excellent addition to our team and to our efforts to forge ever stronger relationships in the marketplace."

Travis comes to BHSI after nearly two decades in the insurance industry, with his most recent work focused on aligning appointed agencies and brokers nationwide at Fireman’s Fund.

Before that, he held various positions at Chubb, including Marketing Manager for Northern California. He was also Underwriting Manager at Chubb Specialty Insurance, where he led a team of management liability underwriters. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

Travis will be based in BHSI’s San Francisco office.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, and homeowners insurance.