Specialty Underwriters' Alliance has appointed Daniel Cacchione as vice president and chief underwriting officer of its sole operating subsidiary SUA Insurance Company.

Mr Cacchione has been a program director with SUA since it began operations in 2004 and has been responsible for managing the underwriting relationship with Risk Transfer Holdings and Specialty Risk Solutions. Prior to joining SUA Insurance, he served as a senior vice president at CNA Insurance in charge of its commercial affiliation marketing program which focuses on specialty business.

Courtney Smith, president and CEO of SUA, said: Dan brings extensive experience within SUA’s specialty niches and has been an instrumental part of SUA’s growth. We are very pleased that Dan has accepted this promotion and will be joining our senior management team.