Vice President, Fundamental Underwriters
Abel Travis serves as vice president of Fundamental Underwriters. In this role, Travis leverages his deep technical background in underwriting, product development and product management across multiple commercial and specialty lines of business to lead the Fundamental team as well as the strategic innovation efforts for the organization.
Prior to joining AF Group, Travis was assistant vice president and head of commercial lines product management for Hanover Insurance Group. During his career, he has developed an impressive background in research, strategy, product development and underwriting with other major insurance carriers nationwide, including Chubb Insurance Group, Travelers Insurance Corporation and the Hartford Financial Services.
Travis earned an M.B.A. from Long Island University (Brookville, NY) and a B.A. in Finance from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY). He is the recipient of a number of professional achievement awards, including the 40 Under Forty award from the Worcester Business Journal.
Having nearly 30 years’ experience in multiple lines of business, including 25 in the transportation sector, Rob delivers leadership and strategic direction to AF Group’s multiline development efforts. He previously served as president of Starpoint General Agency, Inc., a privately held wholesale general agency. Prior to that, Rob held various positions at American International Group for 15 years, where he served as vice president of transportation during his latter years there.
Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Richmond and his MBA from West Chester University. He also holds a CPCU designation.