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Skyward Specialty Insurance Group, Inc. (“Skyward Specialty” or “Company”), a leader in the specialty Property and Casualty market, announced today that the Company has added new leaders to its Surety and Excess & Surplus (E&S) businesses.

Tim Brewer joins Skyward Specialty as Vice President of Commercial Surety. Brewer brings more than 16 years of specialized commercial surety experience comprised of transactional, middle-market and large account business. Most recently, Brewer was at Swiss Re Group for six years as Vice President of Commercial Surety. Brewer will head the southeast region of Commercial Surety for the Company.

Brewer is another addition to the Company’s already high-caliber Surety underwriting and leadership teams that have more than doubled in the last year following the acquisition of Aegis Surety in early 2021.

In E&S, the Company recruited Dan Kearney who will oversee the E&S General Liability team. Kearney comes to Skyward Specialty with an impressive 34 years of surplus lines experience, most recently at Vice President of Underwriting at IAT Insurance Group.

“Tim and Dan joining Skyward Specialty is the most recent example of how our values and culture enables us to attract and retain A-plus talent. We have become an employer of choice for the industry’s best talent simply because we have created a culture and Company where people want to work,” John Burkhart, President of Specialty Lines at Skyward Specialty commented. “We give our employees space to operate, use enhanced technology to strengthen their capabilities and empower them to do what they do best – forge solutions that make a real difference for our clients and their customers. Tim and Dan are joining incredible teams, allowing us to broaden the Company’s Commercial Surety and E&S General Liability businesses, so we can further excel in serving these important markets.”


About Skyward Specialty

Skyward Specialty is a property and casualty insurance holding company with nearly a billion dollars in premium and $2BN in assets. The company has highly respected businesses in specialty lines including management and professional liability, healthcare professional liability, medical stop-loss, surety, E&S property and liability, global property, captives and programs, as well as multi-line solutions for the energy, trucking, and construction industries.
Skyward Specialty’s subsidiary insurance companies consist of Houston Specialty Insurance Company; Imperium Insurance Company; Great Midwest Insurance Company; and Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company. These insurance companies are rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For more information about Skyward Specialty, its people, and its products, please visit

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Skyward Specialty Insurance Group