AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings, has announced that it has appointed three new underwriters to its US renewable energy team. Kristopher Williams and Melissa Marsh have joined the team as renewable energy underwriters, and Kevin Motta has joined as an assistant underwriter.
Williams, Marsh, and Motta will focus on underwriting renewable energy risk across wind, solar, and battery storage, including package policies that provide property, general liability, and umbrella coverage that span both the construction and operations of projects.
Prior to joining AXIS, Williams was a property underwriter at Travelers focused on US renewable energy projects. Marsh joined the AXIS renewable energy team following a transfer from the company’s North American property facilities unit. Motta joined the company from Aspen, where he served as an environmental liability underwriter.
Williams will be based in Kansas City, Marsh will be based in Chicago, and Motta will be based in New York. All three will report to Sam Walsh, head of US renewable energy at AXIS Insurance.
“I’m pleased to welcome Kristopher, Melissa, and Kevin to our team as we continue to grow our leadership in supporting both the developed and emerging segments of the US renewable energy market,” Walsh said. “The US renewable energy market is experiencing exceptional growth, with considerable financial investment and project development underway. The addition of these three underwriters will enable us to further advance the expertise and service we deliver to our brokers in this fast-growing market.”