XL Catlin today announced the promotion of Anne Marie Elder to the role of chief underwriting officer of Marine for the Americas region.
Elder, who previously held the position of senior vice president and chief underwriting officer, Inland Marine in North America, assumes the role formerly held by Richard DeSimone. DeSimone, who joined XL Catlin in 2011 to help build its North America Marine capabilities, retired from the company on December 31, 2015.
In her new leadership role, Elder now reports to Lee Meyrick, XL Catlin’s chief underwriting officer for Global Marine, in London.
Elder joined XL in 2011 as senior vice president and chief underwriting officer, Inland Marine. She is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York where she earned a commission as a Naval Officer as well as an unlimited tonnage USCG Third Mates license. She is part of the Transportation Committee of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association and currently is chair of the group’s New England Advisory Committee. She also has served on the board of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, and holds the Associate in Marine Insurance Management designation.