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SIU Plants its Underwriting Flag in Chicago
[May 16, 2017]

SIU Plants its Underwriting Flag in Chicago

SIU, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, is bringing its nationally renowned earthquake and flood underwriting prowess to the Midwest. The new Chicago presence will enable Glendale, CA (News - Alert)-based SIU to expand its reach and service offerings within the difference in conditions (DIC) market, while serving a growing base of wholesale brokerage clients throughout the region.

"As one of the nation's foremost DIC underwriters, planting the SIU flag in the Midwest will provide access to new resources and expertise that will further strengthen the division's national platform," said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services. "We look forward to bringing SIU's proven brand of service, integrity, and results to a new market, and positioning the division for continued growth."

The Midwest expansion will be headed up by Mike Kroman, a Chicago native with 30 years of commercial property underwriting experience and 20 years in catastrophe underwriting. As Vice President and Lead Underwriter, Kroman will leverage his diverse expertise in underwriting, product management, and loss control to deliver differentiated coverage and services that drive profitability and sales effectiveness for the wholesale brokerage community.

Kroman joins SIU after serving as Property Underwriting Lead for North America with a global insurance company. There, he managed the strategic development and maintenance of products and policy forms for a $1 billion book of commercial property.

In addition to expanding the SIU name throughout the Midwest, Kroman and the Chicago office ill collaborate with SIU's Glendale, CA headquarters, providing additional service and expertise to the company's large portfolio of wholesale brokerage clients.

The Chicago office of SIU is located at 200 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3030, in the heart of the city's downtown business district. For more information, contact Mike Kroman at (312) 546-5629 or

About SIU

SIU, a division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, provides underwriting excellence in difference in conditions (DIC) insurance. Its seasoned underwriting team delivers specialized products and services for earthquake and flood insurance, unlocking access to a broad range of powerful commercial and habitational solutions. Headquartered in Glendale, CA, SIU has delivered the highest standards of excellence and performance in the DIC market since 1999. More information on SIU is available at

About Alliant (Specialty) Insurance Services

Alliant Specialty Insurance Services (ASIS) combines sound underwriting, superior claims management, and powerful distribution to deliver a range of industry-specific insurance solutions. ASIS employs a broker-centric approach to the business, offering a full range of insurance and risk management products and services backed by enhanced carrier relationships. ASIS programs are designed to position broker partners and their clients for optimum success.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at

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