Bill Queen is the President of Ocean Marine. Travelers Ocean Marine provides highly specialized property and liability insurance products for maritime-oriented exposures including commercial vessels, cargo transport, luxury yachts, port authorities, shipbuilders and numerous other unique risks. Travelers has earned a leadership position in this specialized industry segment and currently ranks as one of the largest Ocean Marine insurers in the U.S., based on direct written premium.
Prior to his current role, Bill was Chief Operating Officer of First Party. First Party is comprised of 4 business units – National Property, Inland Marine, Ocean Marine and Boiler & Machinery. In this role, Bill worked with each of the Business Presidents to both develop strategic direction and ensure the execution directly involved with all facets of these businesses that generate total revenue of $2 Billion.
Prior to joining First Party, Bill was the Vice President of Field Sales and Marketing for Travelers Personal Insurance Division headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. In this role he provided leadership to a countrywide sales organization comprised of 15 regions. Those regions work with independent agents across America to distribute Travelers products. Bill also had responsibility for Travelers Personal Insurance Marketing and Sales Operations. These units support the field organization in their efforts of Helping Agents Grow. Prior to this Bill was the New England Regional Vice President for Personal Insurance.
Prior to joining Personal Insurance in 2004, Bill spent the remainder of his career working in various capacities in Travelers Business Insurance Divisions. He has held various Field Leadership roles in our Commercial and National Accounts Divisions. In addition to his time in Hartford, Bill spent 5 years working for Travelers in the state of Michigan as well as another 6 years working in Chicago.
Prior to assuming leadership positions in the Field, Bill was a production underwriter with various assignments ranging from small commercial to national accounts.
He started his career at Travelers upon graduation from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. At Wesleyan Bill earned a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics while playing four years of basketball. Bill continues his interest in sports by coaching youth baseball and basketball. He and his wife, Patricia have two sons and reside in Southington, Connecticut.