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Industry Leader Fred Browning Joins Accretive as Chief Underwriting Officer


Accretive Insurance Solutions, a national collection of leading independent, niche-focused specialty and wholesale insurance providers and administrators, announced that Fred Browning has joined the leadership team as Chief Underwriting Officer.

John Stephens, President of Property & Casualty for Accretive, stated, "Fred has developed a reputation in the industry as an expert in specialty property & casualty, wholesale brokerage, and distribution." Stephens continued, "He will be integral to the growth strategy of Accretive as we look to expand our agencies' business."

Browning previously served as the Chief Underwriting Officer for AmeriTrust Insurance. There, he was responsible for the corporate underwriting for all AmeriTrust Insurance Group companies, consisting of admitted and excess surplus lines insurers. Additionally, Browning has held executive leadership positions for national insurers, including Chairman, President, and CEO of Chrysler Insurance Group. At Chrysler, he was responsible for the worldwide insurance operations, which included three property casualty insurers, a reinsurance company, two life insurers, and a national wholesale broker.

"Since joining at the end of June, Accretive agencies have impressed me with their level of expertise. Each agency has an innovative approach to building programs and tackling problems." Browning continued, "My role at Accretive allows me to expand on our current programs while collaborating with our agencies and carrier partners to create forward-thinking new programs and solutions."

Sean Smith, CEO of Accretive, stated, "This is an exciting time at Accretive and we are thrilled to have Fred join the team. We anticipate significant growth over the next year and will continue attracting industry-leading talent to help us become one of the country's top specialty and wholesale brokers."

About Accretive

Accretive was established in January 2022 with the mission of facilitating growth and innovation in the wholesale and specialty insurance market. With a leadership team of industry-recognized innovators, Accretive organizations have an established track record of building ground-up solutions, differentiated product delivery, and industry specialization. For more information about Accretive, please email or visit

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