William R. Eason

President and Director, North American Operations, STARR Aviation

William R. Eason is the President and Director of North American Operations for STARR Aviation, a division of STARR Indemnity & Liability Company.  He has held this current role since 2007, when he was promoted from the position of Executive Vice President.

Throughout his 40-plus years of work experience, Mr. Eason has maintained a variety of positions in almost every aviation sector of the industry.

In 1967, Mr. Eason joined Associated Aviation Underwriters as a trainee underwriter in New York City. He served in the United States Army from 1968 to1970 and then returned to Associated Aviation Underwriters. He then joined Southeastern Aviation Underwriters in 1972 as the assistant branch manager in their Northeast regional office.

In 1979, he joined National Aviation Underwriters as Vice President and East Coast Regional Manager. In 1985 he moved to AIG as their Northeast Regional Manager in their New York and New Jersey offices. In 1993, he was named Executive Vice President of AIG and later moved to Starr Companies in 2006.

Mr. Eason was selected for the Pinnacle Award in 2005 as Outstanding Person in the aviation insurance industry.  Additionally, he has held various positions in the Aviation Insurance Association, culminating in President in 1982. He is currently a member of the Wings Club and the Society of International Business Fellows. Mr. Eason is a graduate of Parsons College.

A.M. Best Financial Strength Rating

Starr Indemnity & Liability Company holds an A.M. Best financial strength rating (FSR) of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XIV, and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a".

Starr Syndicate Limited at Lloyd's of London holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a Standard & Poor's rating of "A+" (Strong) (Lloyd's of London market ratings).

Effective Date: October 20, 2014

Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company holds an A.M. Best FSR of "A" (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and a ICR of "a".

Starr International Insurance (Asia) Ltd. holds an A.M. Best FSR of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV an ICR of “a”.

Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited holds an A.M. Best FSR rating of “A” (Excellent), Financial Size Category XV, and an ICR of “a”.