SOURCE: American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.

American Specialty

February 20, 2015 00:00 ET

American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc. Announces New Leadership Changes

FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwired - February 20, 2015) - American Specialty is pleased to announce the appointment of Drew A. Smith as President of the Indiana-based sports, motorsports, and recreation specialty insurance company. Joining American Specialty in 1997, Smith brings 18 years of specialty insurance and senior executive expertise to his new leadership role at American Specialty, with his last five years spent serving as the company's Chief Marketing Officer.

Smith, who holds a Sports Marketing degree from Indiana University, is responsible for the corporation's management, strategic direction, growth, and carrier-relationship development.

American Specialty is also pleased to announce that Brandon M. Schall will be assuming the role of Chief Marketing Officer within the company. Schall joined the firm 12 years ago shortly after earning his Business Management degree from Huntington University. Joining American Specialty as an Account Executive, he has held a number of positions of increasing authority throughout his tenure, serving the last four years as Vice President, Client Services. Schall's new capacity as Sr. Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer will include management of large accounts and agency relationships, corporate sales initiatives, recruiting, training, managing the sales staff, and achieving corporate growth objectives.

Since American Specialty's founding in 1989, it has established itself as an industry leader in the program segments it serves. Programs segments include fairs, festivals, zoos, motorsports, professional and amateur sports, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, sports complexes, convention/civic centers, and pari-mutuel racing facilities. 

On January 1, 2005, American Specialty became a member company of Brown & Brown, Inc., one of the nation's leading publicly-traded insurance services organization. 

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:

    Melanie Reukauf, Vice President
    Corporate Services & Creative Marketing
    7609 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100
    Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804