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Skyward Specialty Insurance Group, Inc. (Skyward Specialty), a leader in the specialty Property and Casualty market, announced today that the company has hired Rick Childs as its Senior Vice President, Construction to lead its growing construction business. Childs brings 25 years of commercial insurance industry experience, including the past decade focused on construction. Previously he was the Vice President of Middle Market Underwriting, Construction at CNA insurance responsible for providing underwriting oversight and strategic direction for its middle market construction .

“I am thrilled to join Skyward Specialty at such an exciting time,” said Childs. “The company has a terrific platform and it’s clear that its leadership aspirations are to grow the into a tier one construction market. I am eager to partner with our talented team of underwriters and to execute on this vision.”

“After an extensive search to find the very best person, we couldn’t be more excited to have Rick lead our construction business,” said Kirby Hill, Executive Vice President. “We are committed to hiring the best talent and letting them do what they do best – build and deliver great products and solutions for our clients. Rick has a proven ability to do exactly that.”

Skyward Specialty’s experts have served the construction industry for decades, building coverage solutions and program structures to fit contractors’ specific needs. As part of its growth strategy, the company continues to attract diverse talent that reflects its clients’ changing and evolving needs.


Skyward Specialty is a property and casualty insurance holding company formed in 2007 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, medical stop loss, surety, E&S property and liability, and large commercial property, 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; Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company; and Boston Indemnity Company, Inc. These insurance companies are rated A-(Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Skyward Specialty was formerly known as Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG). For more information about Skyward Specialty, its people and products, please visit

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