Debra Goldberg, JD, MPH, RPLU, Joins Sapphire Blue

June 7, 2017, CHICAGO, IL – Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) is pleased to announce that Debra Goldberg, JD, MPH, RPLU, has joined RSG’s managing general underwriting company, Sapphire Blue, as Chief Underwriting Officer. Ms. Goldberg is based at Sapphire Blue’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.

As Chief Underwriting Officer, Ms. Goldberg brings her vast depth of experience to enhance and expand Sapphire Blue’s underwriting offerings, especially allied healthcare. Prior to joining Sapphire Blue, Ms. Goldberg was the Managing Director of Medical Underwriting for Markel Corporation. In this role, she was focused on the strategic growth and profitability of Markel’s medical professional liability business including allied health care, medical facility, and physician, surgeon and dentist professional liability. In addition to underwriting, Ms. Goldberg has held positions as claims attorney and medical claims manager for Markel before joining the professional liability underwriting staff.

Ms. Goldberg began her career as a medical malpractice defense attorney representing hospitals and healthcare providers in Cook County, Illinois and the surrounding area. She additionally worked as an insurance coverage attorney with a focus on professional liability E&O coverage and reinsurance.

Commenting on Ms. Goldberg joining the team, Nancy McMahon, President and CEO of Sapphire Blue, said, “Deb’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes her a key addition to Sapphire Blue and to our RSG family. I’m confident that Deb will play a key role in developing and implementing high quality solutions as we continue to expand into Allied Healthcare.”

Ms. Goldberg remarked, “I am excited to be joining Sapphire Blue. Sapphire Blue and Ryan Specialty Group have an outstanding reputation in the medical professional liability insurance community, and it’s a privilege to be part of this team. I’m looking forward to working with this group to develop comprehensive insurance solutions to meet the complex needs of allied healthcare providers.”

Debra Goldberg can be reached at:, 312-366-3201


About Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue is a Managing General Underwriter which specializes in developing sophisticated solutions to complex healthcare risks.

Sapphire Blue is a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC (RSGUM). RSGUM is a Delaware series limited liability company and a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, specializing in underwriting management and other services for insurance products distributed through brokers and agents. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC, Lic. #0E50879.

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