Our Executives

Featured here are four representatives of the larger McGowan Family.  McGowan Excess & Casualty is staffed by experienced insurance professionals with over a 100 years of cumulative experience in the insurance arena.


Directory of Executives

Chris Longo

Chris Longo

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (732) 335-8470 x5103

Chris was previously the President of St. Paul Travelers Specialty Excess & Umbrella (SEU) division and oversaw all of the unsupported umbrella business in the company, both admitted and non-admitted.  Prior to starting SEU, Chris was President of Chubb Atlantic, an off shore insurance company based in Bermuda while enjoying a nineteen (19) year career with Chubb.

Greg Clowe

Greg Clowe

Executive Vice President

Phone: (678) 879-0365

Greg was previously co-founder, owner, and Chief Executive Officer of The Windward Group, Inc., a successful MGU formed in Alpharetta, Georgia in 1999.  Prior to that time, Greg helped create and establish Markel Corporation’s Excess Casualty division.  Before that, Greg spent 8 years with The Home Insurance Company where he was Vice President in charge of all Excess & Umbrella product lines and operations.

Janet Levinson

Janet Levinson

Senior Vice President

Phone: (516) 627-0352

Janet has more than 25 years of  Management and Underwriting experience in the insurance industry.   Janet began her career at Chubb where she managed the New York Excess Casualty business first on Long Island and later in NYC.  In 2000, Janet joined St. Paul to help build their mono-line Excess/Umbrella facility and became an SVP of Excess Casualty for Travelers after the St. Paul acquisition.   Janet studied Business Administration at Adelphi University on Long Island.

John Platt

John Platt

Regional Vice President

Phone: (440) 895-2130

John brings more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.  Throughout his career John has held key leadership positions with Hawaiian Insurance, CIGNA (now ACE) and Travelers Insurance.