Garateix Promoted to CEO of Heritage Insurance as Lucas Steps Down

Heritage Insurance coverage Holdings, Inc., a super-regional property and casualty insurance coverage holding firm, has introduced Ernie Garateix, the corporates chief working officer, has been promoted to chief government officer and can be a part of the board of administrators, efficient Nov. 30, 2020.

Ernie Garateix

Bruce Lucas, Heritages co-founder, chairman and CEO, will retire efficient Nov. 30, 2020 and can stay with the corporate as an government advisor via 2021.

Bruce Lucas

In keeping with Lucas, Garateix has been with the corporate since its inception in 2012. Garateix mentioned he’ll work to proceed increasing Heritages footprint as a super-regional provider.

Throughout his tenure at Heritage, Garateix has additionally served as chief working officer and government vice chairman. Previous to becoming a member of Heritage, Garateix served as an government at American Integrity Insurance coverage Group, a coastal owners insurer.

Richard Widdicombe, Heritages co-founder, will proceed to function president of the corporate and has additionally been named chairman of the board of administrators.

Previous to becoming a member of Heritage as President in 2012, he beforehand served as president of three Florida Insurance coverage carriers: Federated Nationwide Insurance coverage Firm, American Car Insurance coverage Firm, and Individualss Belief Insurance coverage Co.

Richard Widdicombe

Heritage Insurance coverage Holdings, Inc. is a super-regional property and casualty insurance coverage holding firm. By way of its insurance coverage subsidiaries and a community of brokers, the corporate writes over $1 billion of gross private and industrial residential premium throughout its multi-state footprint.

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