Joseph R. Smith Joins IAT as SVP, Property & Inland Marine Claims

June 28, 2021

(June 28, 2021) — IAT Insurance Group, a provider of specialty property/casualty and surety products, has hired Joseph R. Smith to serve as Senior Vice President, Property and Inland Marine Claims.

Smith comes to IAT after 25 years with Chubb, most recently as SVP, Field Property Claim Leader. At Chubb, he led a team of more than 225 people responsible for handling tens of thousands of personal and commercial claims each year and billions of dollars in claim payments annually.

Smith’s other roles at Chubb included managing its largest and most complex commercial and personal lines property claims. He also worked on niche markets such as builder’s risk, TPA, multinational, habitational, wineries, life sciences and high-net-worth homeowners.

“Joe has an outstanding reputation in our industry and will provide us with excellent leadership for our growing Property and Inland Marine claims teams,” said Krista L. Glenn, IAT’s Chief Claims Officer. “We are looking forward to seeing what his extensive experience brings to IAT.”

Smith holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his insurance career, he spent five years in the military as a Counterintelligence Officer for the U.S. Army.

Headshot of Joe Smith

About IAT Insurance

Certified as a Great Place to Work® for the past three years, IAT Insurance Group is a privately owned, specialty insurance company providing property, casualty and surety products for niche markets. IAT goes to market through eight business units – Commercial Transportation, Specialty, Programs, Inland Marine, Excess Casualty Mid-Market, Reinsurance, Surety and a newly formed Management Liability division. The IAT Insurance Group companies are rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best. Connect with IAT Insurance Group on LinkedIn and learn more about the company at