Stanley A. Galanski joined The Navigators Group, Inc. in March 2001 as President and CEO and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January 1, 2003.
Since Stan joined Navigators, the Company has experienced significant growth in earnings and book value while going from less than $200 million of gross written premium in 2001 to over $1 billion by 2007.
This was achieved through the introduction of multiple new product lines including D&O, Professional Liability, Excess Casualty, Construction Wrap-Up and Environmental Liability as well as geographic expansion in the United States and Europe.
In addition to serving as Chairman and President of Navigators Insurance Company and Navigators Specialty Insurance Company, he is a Director of NUAL, the Company’s Lloyd’s managing agency.
Prior to Navigators, Stan was CEO of Intercargo Corporation (NASDAQ: ICAR) from July 1997 to March 2001, and was responsible for the sale of the company to XL Capital in 1999.
Stan formerly was President of XL Insurance Company of NY and XL Specialty Insurance Company, as well as New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG subsidiary.
He spent the first fifteen years of his career with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.
Stan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and remains active in their alumni association.
He is a member of the Board of Overseer’s of St. Johns University’s School of Risk Management and Insurance; a member of the Executive Advisory Board of PCI, an insurance industry trade organization; and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
He is a member of New York’s University Club.
The Galanski’s reside in Ridgefield, CT. where they are active in St. Mary’s Church and several local community organizations.