Insurance Program Manager Announces New Role to Foster Agent Relationships and Facilitate Communication with Program Underwriters

NEW YORK, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, today officially reveals the appointment of Matt Walters to the business development manager. Her new role will support Distinguished’s Manufacturer’s risk, City insurance, New York Brick & Brownstone, and Vacant building some products.

Walters most recently served as Director of Underwriting in the small Urban and Transitional Real Estate division, where he led the underwriting team and built a profitable business portfolio. In this newly created role, Walters will be responsible for developing relationships with agents, helping them build their book and acting as an additional resource for brokers.

“Matt brings a unique perspective to this role,” noted Katie Vespia, Senior Vice President at Distinguished. “Having worked exclusively with real estate products for a few years, he understands both the pain points of brokers and the underwriting factors that could slow down the process. Additionally, Matt’s interaction with new and existing brokers will enable us to better understand their insurance needs that we can implement in future program enhancements.”

Walters joined Distinguished Programs in 2019, bringing 18 years of experience in underwriting and executive roles. Prior to this, Matt led underwriting teams at All Risks, LTD and NSM Insurance Group. Matt holds the following designations: CPCU, ARM, AU, AIS and AINS. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing and economics from University of Delaware.

For more information on our Property insurance productsplease visit the Distinguished website. Registered brokers are welcome to submit deals for Builder’s Risk, City Insurance, New York Brick & Brownstone, and Vacant Building coverage through the 24/7 online portal.

About Distinguished Programs

Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance program manager providing specialty insurance programs for brokers and agents with expertise in real estate, community associations, hotels and restaurants. Property and liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished Programs’ high-limit umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its specialty areas for superior coverage, competitive pricing and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation, dating back to 1995, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunity for its brokers, carriers and employees.

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