XL Expands Technology Underwriting Staff in New York, Atlanta, Chicago

June 26, 2012

XL Group plc has expanded its technology underwriting capabilities in New York, Atlanta and Chicago, adding six underwriters to its U.S. cyberliability underwriting group and appointing a new vice president to its Select Professional group.

In New York, XL Group is adding Marcin Weryk and Maura Weikman as senior underwriters and Ryan Gibney as underwriter. Dawn Simmons, senior underwriter in XL’s London office, is also joining XL’s New York-based tech/cyberliability team. Simmons joined XL Group in 2010 to launch XL’s cyberliability products in Europe and has worked in both XL’s London and Paris offices.

To provide brokers more local access to its technology and cyberliability expertise, XL is setting up additional regional underwriting operations, adding Joel Fehrman as underwriter in XL’s Atlanta office, Vernon W. Suckerman as senior underwriter in Chicago. Steve Anderson is the senior underwriter for this business in XL’s Dallas office.

XL Group’s Select Professional group also appointed John Coletti as vice president. Coletti joins XL from CNA. Prior to CNA, he was at Gulf Insurance in New York. Coletti will be based in XL’s New York office and report to Don Allard, chief underwriting officer of XL Group’s Select Professional business.

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