Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings has appointed Glenn Yanoff as head of its US wholesale insurance operations, succeeding John Zachry, effective 1 December 2011.

Yanoff has more than 30years of industry experience in the excess and surplus lines market holding various senior underwriting and production management roles.

In addition, the company has also appointed Steven Dresneras the head of Endurance’s Specialty Operations for US Insurance.

In his new role, Dresneras will report to Yanoff and will oversee property and excess casualty insurance in addition to his current responsibilities for primary insurance, professional lines and program business.

Dresner, who has 29 years of underwriting experience, has held senior roles in Endurance’s insurance and reinsurance operations since joining Endurance in May 2003.

Endurance Specialty Holdings is a specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance products in the US.