Argo Names AIG’s Mike-Mayer Chief Underwriter, NYWCB’s Wade Chief of Claims for U.S.

January 19, 2016

Specialty insurance and reinsurance carrier Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. announced the appointments of Frank Mike-Mayer as chief underwriting officer and Mark Wade as chief claims officer, both serving as key executives for the company’s U.S. operations.

As chief underwriting officer, Mike-Mayer is responsible for U.S. underwriting strategies and policies supporting retention, growth and profitability of the company’s total portfolio of businesses.

As chief claims officer, Wade is responsible for the overall U.S. claims operations. Wade will partner with senior executives in formulating both strategic plans and policies to meet the claims-handling needs of Argo Group’s clients and policyholders.

Mike-Mayer joins Argo Group from AIG Commercial where he served as head of technical underwriting, responsible for global underwriting  strategies, global underwriting standards, and a risk selection framework for underwriters.

Prior to joining AIG Commercial in 2012, Mike-Mayer served in several senior roles with Zurich North America, ACE and Reliance National.

Wade joins Argo Group following his role as appointed executive director of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Prior to his appointment, Wade served as deputy superintendent for property/casualty insurance at New York State’s Department of Financial Services. Before entering public service in 2014, Wade served in several senior roles with Arch Insurance Group, Zurich North America, and Marsh USA. He began his industry career with Chubb, where he handled directors and officers claims.

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