DeCotis Specialty Insurance continues expanding the team, welcoming its newest hire, Tracy Lyons, to its underwriting team.

Despite the national hiring crisis, DeCotis Specialty Insurance has continued to grow its organization and has nearly doubled the size of its brokerage department in 2020.

In response to the organization’s continued growth, Thomas DeCotis, CEO, stated:

“As an independently owned surplus lines broker, our ability to continue to attract top-quality and experienced team members is essential to our organization’s efforts to uphold the stand of customer service and quality relationships agents expect from Decotis.”

Tracy has spent nearly two decades cultivating her insurance knowledge and brings with her extensive experience in Commercial and E&S lines on the agency side of the industry.

Rob Jones, Director of Marketing, shared his thoughts on Tracy’s arrival:

“Tracy’s involvement working within the insurance agency structure provides a firsthand understanding of the responsiveness that agents covet. We anticipate her services skills and knowledge will continue to reinforce strong relationships with our agency distribution and that her underwriting acumen, customer-centric work ethic, and leadership will meld nicely with our underwriting team.”

Rounding out her insurance expertise, Tracy also worked on the carrier side, enhancing her familiarity with underwriting rating metrics and guidelines, operational strategy, affinity program development, and return on equity objectives while managing a national book of business.