ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) -  Tonya Dugan has been promoted to Senior Vice President-Underwriting with responsibility for underwriting all programs managed by Uni-Ter Underwriting Management Corporation, Sanford "Sandy" Elsass, President/CEO announced.

Dugan previously served as Vice President and Senior Underwriter for J. M. Woodworth RRG, Inc., the medical malpractice insurer managed by Uni-Ter. In her new capacity, she will oversee all underwriting for physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other practitioners in the healthcare field, along with long-term care and other healthcare facilities.

"Tonya has been instrumental in the growth and development of J. M. Woodworth in the New York medical malpractice market. We are consolidating all underwriting as part of a reorganization to support the Company's expanding business, and Tonya is well qualified to manage the vital underwriting function," Elsass said. Dugan will report to Donna Dalton, Chief Operating and Financial Officer.

Dugan joined Uni-Ter in 2007 after having served as Vice President-Healthcare of Palomar Insurance Corporation in Atlanta and earlier as Vice President of Healthcare Liability Solutions, Inc. in Houston, Texas. She began her career as Account Manager at Dean Jacobson Financial Services, LLC in Fort Worth and Assistant Vice President at Gallagher Healthcare Insurance Services, Inc., Houston.

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