NFP Appoints Aaron Hawley to its Surety Practice

Industry expert brings significant insurance brokerage and underwriting experience in construction space

January 31, 2023


NEW YORK – January 31, 2023 – NFP, a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement advisor, today announced the hiring of Aaron Hawley to serve as a senior vice president in its Surety practice. In this role, Hawley will help manage NFP’s surety operations and serve clients’ contract and commercial bonding needs. Based in Houston, TX, Hawley will report to John Hyland, senior vice president, head of Surety at NFP.

“Aaron is an excellent addition to NFP’s Surety team,” said Hyland. “His successful background as a surety broker and underwriter for a wide range of construction companies, including billion-dollar public corporations, will be a great asset to our clients and his NFP colleagues.”

Hawley joins NFP from Catto and Catto, where he was a surety director responsible for managing day-to-day operations in the surety department. Prior to this, he spent more than 15 years as an underwriter for various companies, including The Hartford, Zurich International and Liberty Mutual, managing large books of business for contractors with programs ranging in value from $5 million to $1 billion.

Hawley has served on the board of directors of the Surety Association of Houston and the Construction Financial Management Association. He is also a member of the Houston Contractors Association, the Association of General Contractors and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.

“I am excited to join NFP’s talented group of experienced surety professionals,” said Hawley. “NFP values specialized expertise, understands the complexities construction organizations are facing and sees the opportunities where we can add meaningful value. I look forward to helping grow our surety business as we provide unparalleled insight, solutions and service to clients.”

About NFP

NFP is a leading property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement plan advisor that provides solutions enabling client success through the expertise of over 7,000 global employees, investments in innovative technologies, and enduring relationships with highly rated insurers, vendors and financial institutions. NFP is the 9th best place to work for large employers in insurance, 7th largest privately owned broker, 5th largest benefits broker by global revenue and 13th largest broker of US business (all rankings according to Business Insurance).