Martin G. Hacala
Lane A. DeCoster
Lane A. DeCoster is Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, and Underwriting Services Division Manager of GenStar. He leads corporate underwriting, referral underwriting, actuarial pricing, data analytics, predictive modeling, coverage wording, state filings and regulatory compliance, and catastrophe management for enterprise risk management. He has the same roles for Genesis. Prior to assuming these positions for GenStar in 2015, he was a Vice President and Senior Referral Officer for GenStar and Genesis. Lane’s career began at The Home Insurance Company as a commercial underwriter. In 1987, Lane joined the Gen Re Group and held various reinsurance positions in underwriting, marketing, and management in Treaty, Casualty Facultative Programs, and initially Genesis. Lane received a BS degree from the University of Vermont.
Regina Kirwan is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of GenStar and Genesis. Regina leads the Business Development Division which focuses on brand management, communication, product development, producer management and learning. Prior to joining GenStar in 2015, Regina held senior underwriting and management roles for General Reinsurance. Regina received her MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a BA degree from Holy Family University. She is also a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Insurance Executive Development Program and has attained her CPCU designation.
Tracey Bellack is Senior Vice President of GenStar and Underwriting Manager of the Casualty and Professional Brokerage Division. Tracey joined the Gen Re Group in 1987 as a casualty underwriter, and has held the roles of Genesis Chicago Public Entity Practice Leader, GenStar
Los Angeles Unit Manager and Senior Referral Underwriter. Her experience outside of GenRe includes retail brokerage, captive consulting and new venture marketing. Tracey is a graduate of Northwestern University and has earned the CPCU designation.
Jonathan Ball is Senior Vice President of GenStar and Underwriting Manager of the Property Brokerage Division. Jon joined the Gen Re group in 2001 as a facultative underwriter and held a variety of underwriting and management roles in the U.S. and overseas prior to joining GenStar in 2017. Jon received his MBA from Fordham University and BBA from the College of William & Mary and has attained the CPCU, CEEM, ARe, and AMIM designations.
Matthew Brown is a Senior Vice President of GenStar and Underwriting Manager of the Delegated Division, which includes our Programs and Binding Authority business. Matt joined GenStar in 2000 as an underwriter in the Casualty Brokerage Division. In 2007, he was promoted to Manager of the Los Angeles Casualty Branch. Matt assumed his current position in 2014. Matt is a graduate of Long Beach State and has obtained his CPCU, ASLI and ARM designations.