New Faces at South Western Group!

Dec 2016

New Faces at South Western Group!

We are happy to welcome three new members to our team. Please help us give them a warm welcome!

Grace Zhao

Grace has recently joined SWG as an Underwriter in our Hospitality Department doing new and renewal businesses. Grace has over 7 years experience in the industry working for MGAs and with Brokers. Her experience includes working through the ranks from Underwriter Assistant to Business Analyst to Underwriter and interacting with all areas of the business. She has a solid knowledge of the P & C industry. Grace says she has been mentored by the best in the field and loves working in our busy work environment. She hopes to further build her career with the other Underwriting Professionals and Management Team of SWG.


Alroy Desa

Alroy joined SWG as Technical Business Analyst this fall to head up our automation and IT Processes and to focus on SWG’s commitment of providing the highest level of service to our clients. He refers to himself as a Tech Connoisseur. His previous experience with CNA Canada and Aviva Canada along with his passion for IT technology is proving valuable as we progress though our systems conversion. He says he is enjoying SWG’s dynamic environment and working with a great team.


Connie Lastoria

Connie is the newest (but returning) member of our Underwriting Team. Connie is a Senior Underwriter in our Commercial Lines Dept. and will be focusing on Environmental Impairment Liability, Roofers, Contractors and general casualty business. Prior to joining South Western Group, Connie worked for a major specialty carrier as a Senior Casualty Underwriter handling Commercial General Liability, Excess, Umbrella and Life Sciences’ products. Connie is exceptionally organized and brings over 35 years experience to South Western Group.