Carlton Maner, AXIS Insurance
CEO, US division
Carlton Maner was recently appointed the inaugural chair of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association’s Insurance Industry Diversity Foundation (IIDF), and he says he’s looking forward to being “part of WSIA’s path to be bold and loud in its efforts to bring different perspectives into specialty insurance. Diverse viewpoints allow us to succeed in our business objectives and are crucial for the creative solutions to complex risks necessary at AXIS and across the industry.”
The IIDF’s mission is to promote diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation and disability, and to influence meaningful progress in this area across the industry. Maner has been a member of WSIA (and its predecessor, NAPSLO) since the early 1990s, serving on its board of directors from 2010 to 2016. “I’ve stayed close to WSIA as a member of its Membership & Ethics Committee,” he says. “This enabled me to continue efforts uniting diversity and inclusion initiatives with bottom-line company success.”
Maner launched his 35-plus-year career in insurance at St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company before serving as senior vice president of the Westchester Specialty Group at ACE USA. He has held underwriting positions at The London Agency, Zurich Insurance, Home Insurance Company and insurance brokerage Haas & Dodd. Maner joined AXIS in 2002 as executive vice president of E&S property and served as president of AXIS’ specialty lines division, responsible for property, casualty and marine underwriting on a global basis, before moving into his current role as CEO of the US division and global property practice leader.