Stan Galanski has spent nearly 40 years in the property/casualty insurance industry, beginning his career as an Underwriter Trainee with Chubb’s Pittsburgh office in 1980.
From 2003 until its May 2019 acquisition by The Hartford, he was President and CEO of The Navigators Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed global specialty insurer. During his tenure, Navigators grew from a $150 million premium insurer operating from four US offices and London to $2 billion in premium produced from 19 offices in the US; six in continental Europe; and three operations in Asia. During that time, he relocated the corporate headquarters from New York to Connecticut and created over 200 new jobs in the state.
Stan was previously President and CEO of Intercargo Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed specialty insurer with operations in the US, UK and Hong Kong, from 1997 until its sale to XL Capital in 1999. From 1995-1997, he was President of New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG subsidiary. He spent nearly 15 years at Chubb in various underwriting and management roles. He recently formed G58 Capital to provide advisory and consulting services to the insurance industry and to serve as a vehicle for equity investment.
From a community perspective, Stan is Vice-Chairman of Kids in Crisis, a Fairfield County non-profit focused on protecting children; a member of the Board of Overseers of the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management and Insurance of St. John’s University; a Director of Project Healthy Minds, a non-profit focused on mental health issues; an elected official, serving of the Board of Assessment Appeals of Ridgefield, Ct.; and an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He is a member of The University Club of New York and the City of London Club.
Stan is a cycling enthusiast, golfer, a Pittsburgh Steeler and New York Yankee fan and an avid music lover. He and his wife Susanne have three adult children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. dual degree in Political Science and Communication.