Indemnity Agreements – Why bother taking them and how to take them correctly
During this NASBP Virtual seminar, we are joined by Whit Campbell of The Hartford and Kara London of Philadelphia Insurance Companies for a discussion on Indemnity Agreements. Our presenters will discuss why sureties take indemnity agreements instead of relying on ”Common Law Indemnity”, the different types of indemnity agreements, who has to sign them, how to get released from them, and much more. Both contract and commercial perspectives will be discussed.
Pacific Northwest Regional Assistant Manager
Whit Campbell was born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, moving to the mainland to attend college at the University of Puget Sound where he graduated with a BA in Finance and Economics.
Whit started his surety carrier at Reliance Insurance Company in 1985 where he worked in the Federal Way HO, Spokane, and Portland Branches. He moved to Seattle with Safeco in 1989 and spent time back at Reliance and Travelers before landing at the Hartford in 2003. Whit is currently the Pacific Northwest Regional Assistant Manager at The Hartford and his territory covers 4 Western States.
Whit and his wife Malia live in Kirkland, Washington. They have three adult children. Whit is a true history junkie and is the Surety Association of Washington’s historian. Another interest is forestry, he owns a 40 acre forest and is Hartford’s Timber Bond expert. He enjoys gardening and tending his 2 hives of bees and 2 chickens.
Assistant Vice President, Commercial Surety
Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY)
Kara London, raised in South Windsor, CT, received her BS in Social Work at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. After graduation, Kara looked to find her fortune in Seattle, which she continues to call home.
Kara started her surety career at Willis in 2000 gaining experience on the Broker side and later found her true calling, underwriting commercial surety, with Travelers. Kara’s resume also includes time spent with The Hartford, Parker Smith & Feek and Great American. Currently, Kara is an AVP, Commercial Surety, at Philadelphia Insurance Companies covering the Pacific Northwest.
Kara enjoys all of the offerings of the beautiful Pacific Northwest and looks to find time to lower her handicap score, hiking, gardening, fanning on the Seattle sports teams and enjoying time with her husband, Steve.
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