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Suzanne R. Fetter
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Fetter Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Current Director

  • Address:
    62 Spring St.
    Chester, CONNECTICUT 06412 United States
  • Phone:
    860-322-3148
  • Cell:
    860-306-2346
  • Fax:
    860-322-4765
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.aurigon.ch
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Greenlight Re
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    VP Claims responsible for establishing claim department for Reinsurer. Experience in all lines and European markets.

  • Company:
    Alea North America Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    SVP Claims and Head of Office, responsible for Run-off management, commutations and TPA contract negotiations, claim and litigation management.

  • Company:
    Hartford Insurance Group
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Claim Consultant/Catastrophic and Large Loss Claim Management

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    A.B., Dartmouth College
    J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Degrees:
    Juris Doctorate
  • Other Information:
    Past President, Dartmouth Club of Southeastern Connecticut
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 5 years.
    Claim Department: 5 years. Claim Consultant ; VP Workers
  • Reinsurance Company: 8 years.
    Claim Department: 8 years. SVP
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 5 years.
    Associate: 5 years. Associate
Breakdown of Experience
  • Commutations
    11%
  • Workers' Compensation
    10%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Third Party Administrator
    10%
  • Construction Defects
    9%
  • MGA/MGU
    7%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    7%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    3%
  • Asbestos
    3%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    2%
  • Directors &, Officers
    2%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    2%
  • Healthcare
    2%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    1%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    80%
  • U.K. Market:
    10%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 95/5%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; March 2009

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; May 2010

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 8

As an Umpire: 1

As Employee Manager: 4

As Corporate Representative: 4

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
1
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Employee Manager of arbitration.
1
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
1
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Suzanne Fetter has over 15 years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, with concentration in P&C and Run-Off operations. Ms. Fetter recently started an Arbitration company; and also performs reinsurance claim audits on behalf of Aurigon Advisors in Switzerland. She previously served as Vice President of Claims for Greenlight Reinsurance Company in Grand Cayman. Prior to joining Greenlight, Ms. Fetter was SVP Claims and Head of Office for Alea North America Company, providing oversight in the areas of reserving, claims and litigation management.
Ms. Fetter is also an experienced insurance lawyer. She began her legal career in private practice as an insurance defense attorney, and has extensive experience in workers’ compensation disputes, asbestos and general liability litigation, and coverage disputes. In 2002, she became actively involved in program business, regularly auditing TPA's on MGA produced business; and has developed a background in multiple lines of business, including workers' compensation, commercial trucking and general liability, construction defect; Director & Officer liability; and other areas.
More recently, Ms. Fetter had negotiated domestic and global commutations for Alea.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College, where she graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the honor of Milton L. Shifman Scholar; and her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Connecticut.