Everest Re has announced that Maria Duffy has joined Everest Insurance as Vice President and Head of E&S Casualty. She will be responsible for managing the strategic expansion and build-out of the Specialty Casualty unit, along with the direct oversight of the underwriting teams across the country supporting this important market segment. Maria will be based in the Everest Insurance New Jersey office.
Maria was most recently at Markel Insurance Company as the Senior Director of Underwriting and Production for the Wholesale Region with responsibility for large and difficult to place risks. Her prior positions include casualty management at Crum & Forster, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance and AIG. In addition to her insurance company experience, Maria started her insurance career as a broker where she rose to the position of Vice President and Team Manager in Risk Management Casualty at Johnson and Higgins.
In her new role, Maria will report directly to Connie Germano, Head of Specialty Casualty. Germano joined Everest last year from ACE where she had been since 2003.She most recently led a regional Casualty team in Zurich for ACE Group. Commenting on the addition, Connie Germano said "We are thrilled to have Maria join the Everest team. Maria’s broad industry experience and unique underwriting capabilities across primary casualty, worker’s compensation, environmental liability and excess casualty will be an asset to our organization, and our trading partners as we continue to expand this important capability within Everest Insurance.”