Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it is expanding into inland marine and ocean cargo insurance, and has appointed John Evans to lead its marine business.

"We are very excited to have John leading the expansion of our property platform in the U.S. with marine capabilities. John has tremendous experience both establishing and running marine underwriting operations in the U.S. and internationally," said Dean LaPierre, Vice President, Property Underwriting Officer, BHSI.

John comes to BHSI with nearly 30 years of experience in the marine insurance industry, most recently as Global Product Executive-Marine with AIG Property Casualty.

Over the course of his career, he has handled all marine products, with a focus on inland marine and ocean cargo, in both Europe and the U.S. Before joining AIG Global Marine, he managed the Midwest region Marine Specialty business of Fireman’s Fund and Fireman’s Fund Specialty, respectively.

John earned a bachelor’s degree and USCG Third Mates license — Unlimited Tonnage Any Oceans, from SUNY Maritime College. He also holds an Associate Degree in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) designation.

John is based in the New York office of BHSI.

BHSI provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, and homeowners insurance for customers domestically and internationally.