Arbella Promotes David Zawilinski to Director of Commercial Lines Product

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QUINCY, Mass., March 4, 2020 
The Arbella Insurance Group is pleased to announce the promotion of David Zawilinski to director of Commercial Lines Product. In his new role, Zawilinski will lead the Product team in introducing new commercial lines products and coverage enhancements, collaborate with partner agents on customer needs and feedback, monitor the competitive commercial lines landscape and oversee the various state and bureau filings with respect to rates and forms. He will report to Susan Kostro, senior vice president of Commercial Lines.

“I'm excited to appoint Dave to this critical position,” said Kostro. "Beyond successfully managing an underwriting team at Arbella, Dave is an innovator with a strong understanding of the commercial lines marketplace. He will bring these skills to the Commercial Lines Product team. Since joining Arbella five years ago, Dave has built a strong track record of achieving business results, developing talent and managing key agent relationships, all of which are vital to this new role.”

Zawilinski’s experience in underwriting provides him with a deep understanding of the needs of Arbella’s independent agents and its customers. Most recently, Zawilinski held the position of underwriting manager for Commercial Lines leading underwriting teams in Massachusetts and Connecticut, helping to lead the department to profitable growth. In addition, Zawilinski managed the Commercial Auto ceded business team. Prior to joining Arbella in 2015, Dave gained extensive underwriting experience at a national carrier where he advanced through underwriting, field production and underwriting leadership positions.

Zawilinski received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nichols College in Dudley, MA. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Portsmouth, RI.


About the Arbella Insurance Group and the Arbella Insurance Foundation

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group ( is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The Arbella Insurance Group founded the Arbella Insurance Foundation in 2004. Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Top Charitable Contributors” for eleven consecutive years, the mission of Arbella’s Foundation is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities served by Arbella.

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Maria Kucinski

Greenough Communications