Paul Collins has been hired as CEO and president of HUB International Northeast.
Based in Manhattan, Collins will be responsible for overseeing all retail and wholesale operations for the Northeast region of Hub International, which includes offices spanning New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, and over 700 employees. He is assuming the previous role of Marc Cohen, who was appointed president of Hub International Ltd. earlier this year.
With 20 years of experience as a leader in the insurance brokerage community, Collins most recently served as head of corporate risk & broking for the Northeast Region of Willis Towers Watson. Prior to this role, Collins held various key positions at Willis, each with increasing responsibilities, including managing partner at Willis of New Jersey, managing partner at Willis of Georgia and growth leader of Willis of New York. Collins began his insurance career at Brown & Brown as a producer before holding several leadership positions, including executive vice president of Brown & Brown of Florida, and ultimately CEO of Brown & Brown Metro.
Collins earned a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. Additionally, he holds a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation. Collins currently serves on the Cox School of Business Alumni Association Board of Directors at SMU. He is an active participant in his community, where he serves on the board of elders at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit and as a member of the Fraternal Brotherhood of Elks.
Hub International Ltd. is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services from offices located throughout North America.