Michelle McLaughlin, Chubb
Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, Middle Market and Small Business Divisions
Michelle McLaughlin has spent her 26-year career at Chubb making a difference for her clients and the company. She began in Chubb’s internal audit department in 1992, and from there pursued underwriting in the financial institutions group. In 2006, she moved into the property department to further her technical knowledge. Today, McLaughlin serves as executive vice president and property and marine manager for Chubb commercial insurance, managing a book of business worth more than $1 billion. Her responsibilities span profit, growth and strategy development; training underwriters; managing terrorism for commercial lines; reinsurance treaties; and product development. She also continues to be involved in underwriting referrals for large, complex accounts.
McLaughlin says she’s grateful for Chubb’s investment in developing female leaders, which she furthers as chair of the Women’s Development Council and as a mentor. “It’s critical to surround yourself with bright people who think differently and have different perspectives and experiences,” she says. “I have been very fortunate to have been mentored by some amazing and successful leaders. Now is the time to pay it forward and pass that down to the next generation of leaders.”