XPT Specialty Expands Presence in Northwestern U.S. with New Montana Office 

Newly appointed EVP of Mountain States, Scott Tuxbury to lead the Missoula office  

July 10, 2024 — XPT Specialty, a leading wholesale broker for commercial and personal insurance, today announced the opening of its Missoula, Montana office, focusing on hospitality, agribusiness, contractors, habitational and general surplus lines programs. The company also announced the appointment of Scott Tuxbury as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Mountain States. He will oversee XPT’s efforts out of the new Montana office.

Tuxbury comes to XPT with nearly 50 years of experience in the insurance industry. He brings an extensive Excess & Surplus Lines background, having served as owner and manager of a managing general agent in Montana for 30+ years. Most recently, he held the role of Vice President and Branch Manager at Big Sky Underwriters in Missoula, MT.

“I joined XPT to grow its current offerings nationally, help its clients effectively mitigate and transfer risk, and drive new market expansion for the company,” said Scott Tuxbury, EVP of Mountain States at XPT Specialty. “Starting with growing our presence in the Northwest with the Montana office, we’ve built a team who will provide the best insurance programs around for the unique needs of our brokers and customers.”

Alongside Tuxbury, XPT Specialty recently appointed Kevin Messner, Kenzie Hanson, and Toph Butto as commercial underwriters/brokers and Polly Smith as associate broker. All of these parties will be based in the new XPT office in Montana.

Kyle Stevens, Group EVP at XPT stated, “With significant market disruption in the commercial market, XPT is focused on collaborating with strong agency partners to place accounts and expand its presence. I’m confident our newly appointed team in Missoula brings the right skill sets to the table to drive success.”

The Montana office will focus on offering a broader mix of commercial carriers, both binding and brokerage, and exclusive programs.

“Opening our Missoula office supports the company’s long-term growth goals,” said Mark Smith, President at XPT. “We’ve brought together a team of experts with more than 80 years of combined experience to help develop our offerings in the Northwest region.”

The office is located at 3010 Santa Fe Court, Suite 203, Missoula, MT.


About XPT Specialty 

XPT is your eXpert Partner Team for wholesale insurance. A team of specialist experts collaborating to efficiently bring the greatest value. Listening to client partners enables the service culture that anticipates needs and leads to true partnership. The unique win-win approach multiplies the value XPT brings to its clients and market partners.

XPT brings together wholesale brokerage and binding firms across many specialty lines through acquisitions and new product development. XPT stands apart by delivering expertise through a collaborative partnership culture. www.xptspecialty.com

Contact: Scott Tuxbury, ScottTuxbury@xptspecialty.com, 406-240-7902

Press Contact: Claudia Costello, claudia.costello@104west.com

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