Industry Veteran Stephen Kelley Joins Blue River Underwriters

Stephen Kelley joins Blue River Underwriters as a senior vice president and will direct business development from our newly established Chicago operation.

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 3, 2013 — Breckenridge Insurance Group announced the hiring of Stephen Kelley as a senior vice president – of its Blue River Underwriters program administration division. Kelley will direct business development from Blue River’s newly established Chicago operation.

“Steve has over thirty years of industry expertise with a record of consistently profitable results in insurance underwriting. His career includes underwriting and brokering of both tough and standard risks, with high focus on adding unexpected value for the client,” said Tracey Carragher, CEO of Breckenridge Insurance Group. “Steve understands how to introduce new products and services which clients demand to succeed in economic climates that are always in flux. Over the last seven years while an executive at Seabright Insurance Company and AmTrust North America, Steve has constantly brought value to buyers and profit to risk takers.”

“I am excited about Blue River’s business mix and the recent growth of its parent – Breckenridge Insurance Group. The industry is buzzing about how this organization has flourished in the last four years. The expertise of their team is rock-solid, and I am excited to work with this remarkable group of professionals,” Steve remarked.

Kelley most recently was Regional Vice President for SeaBright Insurance Company, responsible for the national business development field staff operations, and while with AmTrust North America from 2006-2010, served in various management capacities inclusive of Divisional President.

Prior to AmTrust, Kelley was President of Muirfield Underwriters, a large national workers compensation managing general underwriter, owned by the world’s largest broker – Aon. His professional experience with Aon goes back to 1990. Steve has built MGU’s from the ground up, and taken small operations and grew them exponentially, always differentiating them with world-class service and a unique perspective.

“Buyers want a placement partner that offers strong service, competitive rates, and attractive coverage options,” Kelly commented. “Blue River, Breckenridge and its partners are 100% focused on service and creative solutions. I am committed to delivering this to all clients and stakeholders.”

A mathematics graduate of Indiana’s Tri-State University, Steve is also past president and remains a member of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Support Center, a not-for-profit organization in Homewood, Illinois. He can be contacted at (312) 415-1897 or

About Breckenridge Insurance Group:

Breckenridge Insurance Group is a nationally known wholesale insurance broker, program manager, MGA, and outsourced insurance service provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Through more than 14 offices nationwide, the company serves independent agents and brokers, providing access to commercial insurance products and programs, including property and casualty coverages, products liability, professional liability, force placed coverages, and a host of customized binding authorities and exclusive programs tailored to specific industries, business and professionals.