American Global is pleased to welcome Chris Westendorf, MBA, AFSB, as the newest member of our team. Chris will serve as Vice President of Surety, supporting our Chicago-based operations, while expanding capabilities and further extending our Midwest presence into Indiana.
An accomplished surety professional, Chris brings a diverse background and vast experience to the team. In his career, Chris has worked with national contractors ranging from startup companies to those in the ENR Top 400. As a former Regional Vice President for Nationwide Insurance, Chris first introduced Nationwide’s surety operations into Indiana, and assisted expanding the company into Illinois. Prior to his career at Nationwide, Chris was an Underwriting Director for CNA Surety where he managed a team of employees, while overseeing the largest book of surety business in Indiana. Chris has had a successful career in the Midwest, which has included field and home office underwriting experience and management roles.
With a firm commitment to continued professional development, Chris is also an active member of many Midwest construction and contractor-based organizations including CFMA, ICI, ISA and others, serving as Board Member of the Surety Association of Illinois from 2011-2013.
Nick Bokios, American Global’s Midwest President said, “As former college classmates and friendly competitors, I am excited to now work alongside Chris, as we bring our collective surety experience to American Global, further expanding resources and capabilities for existing and prospective clients in the Midwest.”
Chris noted, "I am both excited and thankful for this opportunity with American Global. Nick and I have known each other for the last two decades, and I know we will make a great team and accomplish a lot together. American Global brings a customized approach to the insurance industry, and I am eager to leverage my expansive surety experience to help the company continue to grow and succeed.”
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University in Indiana. Chris also holds an AFSB certification.
Chris Westendorf can be reached at 317.922.8891 or via email at [email protected].
American Global is one of the largest privately held insurance and surety brokerage firms in the U.S. specializing in all aspects of construction risk management. We support contractors, owners, and developers throughout the entire scope of their project and across every milestone of their business, protecting against the risks and exposures specific to the construction industry. American Global has multiple offices across the United States, as well as in Canada, England and Italy, to serve clients throughout North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.