AXA XL announces key appointments

Moves bolster company's fine art team

AXA XL announces key appointments

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

AXA XL has appointed several new regional and zonal leaders for its fine art and specie (FAS) business.

The appointments were made to align the company’s underwriting capabilities more closely to its broader Americas regional operating model.

The company has appointed Casey Santangelo as head of FAS, Americas. Santangelo has more than 15 years of experience underwriting fine art, construction, and inland marine risk at Travelers. Most recently, she served as president of fine art at DUAL North America.

“We are pleased to have Casey join us,” said Maria Duhart, chief underwriting officer for Americas Specialty Niche at AXA XL. “Her underwriting expertise and track record driving business growth will be a fantastic asset not only for our FAS business, but for the broader Americas specialty insurance team as well.”

The other new appointments are:

  • Gary Kerr, underwriting manager, US East Zone
  • Barbara Corvino, underwriting manager, US Central Zone
  • Jake Burgess, underwriting manager, US West Zone
  • Farzina Coladon, underwriting manager, Canada
  • Natasha Fekula, claims manager, Americas

“By aligning the FAS underwriting managers with the company’s zonal teams, we are bringing our experts closer to our clients and creating regional hubs to improve access and reach of our products and services,” Duhart said. “It is great to be able to promote talent from within and enable our experts to work closely with our insureds in each region of the continent.”

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