Topa Insurance announces Susan Pavone as Vice President of Underwriting

By: Delaney O'Brien, Topa Insurance Group
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Topa Insurance announces Susan Pavone as Vice President of Underwriting

CALABASAS, CA – November 12, 2020 – Topa Insurance Group, a leading specialty property-casualty insurer, announced today that Susan Pavone has been promoted to Vice President of Underwriting.

Pavone joined the company in 2016 as Senior Brokerage Operations and Compliance Manager. She was promptly promoted to Assistant Vice President of Underwriting where she oversaw underwriting strategy, process and operations. Pavone has streamlined many of the company’s internal and external processes while working with our business partners and internal business units.

In her new role, Pavone will oversee the commercial underwriting of Topa Insurance Company and be responsible for setting underwriting strategies, overall underwriting portfolio management, guidelines, and production. 

“We are thrilled to have Susan in this expanded leadership position”, said Michael Day, President and CEO of Topa Insurance Group. “Susan’s strong work ethic and leadership qualities make her a critical member of our team as we continue to focus on and grow our commercial lines business and products. I look forward to her continued success.”  

Pavone brings over 30 years of insurance experience to the role. She has worked in a variety of leadership positions including underwriting, operations, investment, claims and technology. She earned her MBA from California State University, Northridge, and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Market Conduct Management (MCM) designations. She is the Underwriting Chair on the California FAIR Plan’s underwriting committee and previously served as the Vice President of the El Camino CPCU chapter.

“I am honored to lead and work with a team of dedicated underwriting professionals,” Pavone said. “I look forward to our team’s continued growth and am excited to continue my work in this new role.”


About Topa Insurance Group

Topa Insurance Company is the largest of the wholly owned subsidiaries of Topa Insurance Group, a boutique insurance holding company based in Calabasas, CA. Topa provides insurance products through the wholesale markets. Other subsidiaries include Dorchester Insurance Company (USVI), NevPac Reinsurance (BVI), and Topa Insurance Services (USVI). Topa Insurance Group is focused on underwriting profit, operational excellence and agility for continuous growth. For more information, please visit

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