The Navigators Group, a US-based insurance company focusing on specialty products within the overall property/casualty insurance market, has appointed Kevin Neumann as southwest regional vice president.

Based Navigators’ Houston office, Neumann will be responsible for major the company’s direct insurance operations throughout the region.

With 22 years of industry experience and was most recently vice president of Chartis Global Energy Casualty. The Southwest region for which he will have responsibility includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The Navigators Group is an international specialty insurance holding company with insurance company operations, underwriting management companies, and operations at Lloyd’s of London.

Headquartered in New York, Navigators has offices in major insurance centers in the US, the UK and Continental Europe.