XL Group announced an expansion of its insurance operations in Dallas.
The company’s U.S. Risk Management business is setting up operations in Dallas and welcoming Gabriel Martinez as casualty underwriting director. Martinez joins XL Group from Ironshore Insurance Services where he served as an assistant casualty manager. Prior to Ironshore, he worked for Zurich Insurance Co.
Tom Fenner has been promoted to senior vice president and regional manager – central zone for the U.S. Risk Management business. He will manage XL’s team of casualty underwriters providing custom auto, worker’s compensation and general liability programs to the region’s corporations.
XL Group’s Global Distribution Network promoted Wayne Speeg to senior vice president and regional leader, from vice president and distribution leader. For the last eight years, Speeg has cultivated XL Group’s broker relationships throughout the south central United States. He has more than 25 years of business development experience in the insurance industry.
Deborah Balthazar joined XL Group’s Excess Casualty team from AIG. Balthazar has more than 25 years of excess casualty, commercial umbrella and environmental insurance experience gained in underwriting positions with AIG, Kemper, General Star Management Co. and Wausau Insurance Co.
XL Group’s Property business added Julie Hoss as a senior property underwriter, who joins from Liberty Mutual and brings more than 15 years of property insurance experience.
Amy Rogers joins XL Group’s Environmental business with more than 15 years of underwriting experience, including servicing energy and environmental accounts for such companies as AIG, CNA and most recently Liberty Mutual.
Source: XL Group plc