XL Catlin is moving around members of its team as it expands the regional US War, Terrorism & Political Violence insurance unit.
Lindsey Nieves has been promoted to AVP, Underwriting Manager, South and Central zone, in Atlanta, while Jason Gardenhire is now an underwriter in Dallas, and will lead XL Catlin's Terrorism and Political Violence underwriting activities as well as manage broker relations in the Texas and Central zone.
The wave of tragic events in the last year was top of mind in the decision to grow the team.
"Recent events continue to drive interest in terrorism insurance and even more specialized coverage like our Active Assailant insurance coverage,” said Ben Tucker, head of XL Catlin's US War, Terrorism & Political Violence. “To meet these continued demands for these coverages and help address questions and coverage concerns, we're putting underwriting resources closer to our brokers and clients."
The new team members have a couple of decades of experience between them. Nieves came to XL Catlin in 2014 from AIG, where she was a risk management specialist, according to a news release. She’s also worked at Progressive and a Charleston-based law firm. Meanwhile, Gardenhire has 15-plus years of insurance experience and joined XL Catlin from Progressive, where he was managing a team of natural catastrophe claims specialists.
"We're pleased to promote and attract top industry talent like Lindsey and Jason,” commented Tucker. “Since joining us three years ago, Lindsey has played a key role in underwriting and developing relationships with our key partners in our Southern region. Now, she's taking on added responsibility, leading underwriting activities in our Central region with Jason. We're thrilled to have Jason join our growing team. With his help, we will grow our regional presence and build our book of business, helping a growing number of businesses who are concerned about terrorism, political violence and active assailant exposures."