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Craig Howser

Executive Vice President | Chicago
312 930 1472

Craig Howser specializes in placing professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability, and data breach security insurance for mid-to-large-size firms. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, predominantly focused on legal space.

Prior to joining ProQuest in 2000 to establish its Chicago office, Howser was with Aon Risk Services, focusing exclusively on the insurance needs of law firms. Prior to that, he was with Zurich American as an underwriting team leader in its Alternative Risk Casualty Group, responsible for underwriting captives, risk retention groups (RRG), and risk purchasing groups (RPG).

Howser holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Iowa. In addition, he holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, The Association of Lloyd’s Brokers, and the Board of Directors for the Surplus Lines Association of Illinois.


Stuart Girling

Executive Vice President | New York
212 895 0290

Stuart Girling specializes in placing professional liability, employment practices liability, and management liability insurance. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, predominantly focused on professional liability coverage.

Girling joined ProQuest in 2009 to open its New York City office, enhancing the firm’s presence in the Northeast. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President in the Professional Services Group of Aon Risk Services. Prior to working with Aon, Girling was Senior Underwriter with CNA Re UK Ltd., responsible for the professional liability underwriting account, comprising of directors and officers, errors and omissions, and lawyers professional liability insurance and reinsurance business.

Girling holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in politics and economics from Liverpool John Moores University, England.


Peter Vexter

Executive Vice President | Chicago
312 930 1474

Peter Vexter has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience, with a focus on advising law firms in the area of professional liability exposure.

Prior to joining ProQuest in 2000 to establish its Chicago office, Vexter spent more than 15 years as a Lloyd’s of London broker, first with Sedgwick Ltd. in London, then with Sedgwick James in Chicago. He has also held brokerage positions with both Frank B Hall and Aon Risk Services.


Angela Fleege

Vice President | Chicago
312 930 1967

Angela Fleege focuses on coverage placement and relationship management for mid-to-large-size law firm clients and has more than 14 years of experience working exclusively with professional liability insurance.

Before she joined ProQuest, Fleege worked with Arthur J. Gallagher, where she specialized in professional liability and employment practices liability coverage for law firms of all sizes.


Stephanie Hurwitz

Vice President | New York
212 895 0291

Stephanie Hurwitz specializes in placing professional liability and employment practices liability insurance and has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, exclusively focused on servicing law firm clients.

Prior to joining ProQuest in 2009, Hurwitz was Vice President in the Professional Services Group with Aon Risk Services, where her primary responsibility was as a client relationship manager to more than 30 mid-to-large-size law firms nationwide.


Adnan Arain

Vice President | Chicago
312 546 5617

Prior to joining ProQuest in 2013, Adnan Arain brokered lawyers professional liability, EPL-ML, and cyber liability insurance to large law firms for more than seven years with Aon’s Professional Services Group in Chicago. He spent the prior seven years practicing law, developing an expertise in defending attorneys in malpractice cases. Arain received the Fulbright Scholarship in 1996.

Arain holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.


Nate Stortzum

Vice President | Chicago
312 546 5628

Nate Stortzum focuses on servicing existing law firm clients in multiple lines of coverage, while facilitating the growth of various offerings, including reps and warranties coverage and data breach security coverage. He has more than 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, predominantly focused on the insurance needs of professional firms.

Prior to joining ProQuest, Stortzum was Midwest Regional Manager for the IronPro division of Ironshore. There, he was charged with professional liability operations for the Midwest and co-managing Ironshore’s lawyers professional liability book nationally. He also worked with Lloyd’s of London brokers on U.S. and non-U.S. business.

Stortzum holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. He is a member of the Midwest Insurance Committee for City of Hope and a member of the Midwest Board of Directors for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).


Ryan Bartley

Account Manager | New York
212 895 0267

As an Account Manager with ProQuest, Ryan Bartley provides coverage solutions for law firms with a focus on placing professional liability, employment practices liability, management liability, and cyber liability insurance.

Bartley is a graduate of the University of Delaware. Prior to joining ProQuest, he was a legal assistant at Mendes & Mount, an insurance law firm, and Kobre & Kim, a litigation-focused boutique.


Tamara Davis

Claims Technician | Chicago
312 546 55596

Tamara Davis is an experienced claims advocate dedicated to servicing clients in both low exposure and complex claim matters. Prior to joining ProQuest, she worked for nearly eight years with AmWins Brokerage of Illinois, where she served as a liaison for a wide variety of clients and markets, providing comprehensive assistance throughout the claim management process.

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in community development with a focus in economic sustainability from DePaul University.