XL Group Grows Presence in Atlanta
NEW YORK, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group is expanding its footprint
and boosting its insurance underwriting operations with new additions to its
Primary Casualty, Excess Casualty, Marine, Construction and Regional
Management teams in Atlanta.
"Atlanta is the global headquarters to many multinational firms, including
several of our Fortune 500 clients, and the primary insurance hub of the
Southeastern US," according to Greg Hendrick, Chief Executive Officer of XL
Group's global insurance operations. "It is a city where our business
relationships and opportunities certainly continue to grow. That's why we're
pleased to put more underwriting and product line expertise there. We'll be
more accessible to work closely with our brokers and clients and find optimal
insurance solutions that can address their day-to-day operational risks as
well as their more challenging risks."
"To manage the expanding office and drive profitable growth in XL Group's
Southeast Regional, Kim Reed, is returning to the region to assume the role of
client distribution leader," said Uwe Schoberth, head of XL Group's Regional
Management and Distribution in North America. "Originally from the Atlanta
area, Kim most recently headed up our excess casualty business' healthcare
team in Bermuda. We're delighted that colleagues, like Kim, don't shy away
from new career challenges. With her underwriting expertise and strong
reputation with our clients and brokers, we have no doubt that Kim will
achieve a lot in Atlanta."
In her new role, Kim will work closely with Atlanta-based brokers, connecting
them with all of XL's businesses to help them address their clients'
multi-line insurance needs. Kim's 25-year insurance career includes
underwriting, sales and marketing experience with XL as well as Arch, Marsh,
Ace and Liberty Mutual.
XL Group's additional new Atlanta colleagues are:
oCatherine Jakubowicz joins XL as vice president and executive excess
casualty underwriter, bringing extensive experience in both Excess
Casualty and Lead Umbrella experience. Cathy's nearly 20 years of
casualty underwriting experience has been gained with positions at Allied
World, Arch, AIG, and AON. Most recently, Cathy served as Regional
Underwriting Manager of Excess Casualty for AIG in Atlanta.
oRussell Edwards will lead XL risk management operations for the southeast
region. Russ is an experienced primary casualty underwriter and comes to
XL from AIG where he most recently served as a National Accounts
underwriter. He is an active member of the South Carolina Air National
oGary Wallace joins XL's Atlanta office as executive marine underwriter.
Gary has more than 27 years of underwriting experience, starting with Crum
and Forster as an Inland Marine Trainee and has worked for Reliance,
Royal, Atlantic Mutual and most recently Travelers. Gary is very active in
the Atlanta Inland Marine community and has served on the Southeast
Advisory Committee of the IMUA for the past 17 years.
oMary Primm also joins XL as an executive marine underwriter. She adds
more than 30 years of underwriting experience as an Inland/Property
underwriter working for Allstate, Hanover, William H McGee, FF, Atlantic
Mutual and Travelers.
oKristen Francis joins XL Group's North America Construction team as
assistant vice president and senior underwriter specializing in property.
Kristen's 15 years of underwriting experience were largely at Zurich
Construction, and she has also worked at Chubb, ACE, and
OneBeacon/International Marine Underwriters.
oStephen Hoofnagle joins XL's North America Property team as vice president
and risk consultant. Steve has more than 27 years of engineering /loss
prevention engineering experience, gathered with positions at Westinghouse
Electric, Sun Alliance USA, and most recently FM Global.
About XL Group plc's Insurance Operations
XL Group plc's insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and
specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world
forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance
About XL Group plc
XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and
reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to
industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other
enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for
answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its
principal offices are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4^th Floor, Dublin
2, Ireland. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com
XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance and reinsurance
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