AIU Holdings` Travel Guard Unit Names Dean Sivley President and CEO
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NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- AIU Holdings` Travel Guard unit today announced the appointment of Dean Sivley as President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding John Noel, Travel Guard`s founder and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sivley joins Travel Guard from Orbitz, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Business and Alliance Marketing at Orbitz Worldwide. "We are grateful for John Noel`s strong leadership and the foundation that he built at Travel Guard," said John Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Property Casualty Group, AIU Holdings. "We are also excited at the prospect of someone with the experience and abilities of Dean Sivley joining the Travel Guard team and taking that organization to new heights." "This is an opportunity for me to join a company that has established an outstanding reputation in the travel industry for incredible service, quality products and impeccable integrity," Mr. Sivley said. "I look forward to working with Travel Guard`s first-class management team and continuing to be a leader in the travel insurance industry." Mr. Sivley`s responsibilities at Orbitz included driving performance to meet shareholder and business goals and managing day-to-day execution. He has extensive travel and technology experience, holding various senior management positions with Atlas Travel Technologies, Rosenbluth International, Neon Systems and VerticalNet Inc. Mr. Sivley earned his MBA from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Mr. Noel founded Travel Guard in 1985 and built the company into the largest provider of travel insurance and assistance in North America. In May of 2006 Travel Guard became part of AIU Holdings` Commercial Insurance operations, with Mr. Noel continuing in his role as Travel Guard`s CEO. For more information regarding Travel Guard, please contact Dan McGinnity, Vice President, Travel Guard, at 800-826-7791, ext. 14850 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AIU Holdings is a leading property casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 40 million businesses and individuals worldwide. With a 90-year history, more than 500 products and services, deep claims management expertise, and excellent financial strength ratings, AIU Holdings enables individual consumers, entrepreneurial businesses, and large multinationals alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence. Our insurance and risk management products and services are provided through insurance brokers, agents, and other distribution partners around the globe. AIU Holdings is the marketing name for the worldwide property casualty insurance operations of AIU Holdings, Inc. and AIU Holdings LLC. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aiuholdings.com. In the United States, all products are written by insurance company subsidiaries of AIU Holdings, Inc. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. AIU Holdings Marie Ali, 212-458-2536 Copyright Business Wire 2009