AXA XL Adds 3 to North America Programs Business Unit

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January 13, 2022

Congratulations on Your New Job Card and Pen

AXA XL's North America programs business unit has expanded its team, hiring Scott Young, vice president and senior program underwriter; Linda Mai, senior actuarial analyst; and Michael Branson, senior actuarial analyst.

Part of AXA XL Insurance's Americas team, the North America programs unit works with delegated program administrator partners who possess specialized underwriting talent and a record of success managing profitable books of niche business.

"Program business is estimated to be a $52 billion market that is outpacing the overall property-casualty market in terms of both growth and profitability," Chris Bressette, chief underwriting officer and head of programs, said in a statement. "We're eager to continue to capitalize on these opportunities."

"Our new colleagues join an already talented and experienced programs team," Mr. Bressette said. "We've built a culture of disciplined and thoughtful collaboration with our clients as we navigate the competitive marketplace together. Scott, Linda, and Michael's experiences bring the deep perspective and creativity that our clients value."

Mr. Young has more than 19 years of experience in commercial lines underwriting, program business development, and risk management. His experience includes underwriting roles at two managing general underwriters, Bellingham Underwriters and Align General Insurance Agency. He holds the CPCU designation, a BA from Western Washington University, and an MBA from Western Governors University.

Ms. Mai comes to her new role with more than 15 years of actuarial experience. Her career includes time with AXA XL Re, Ariel Re, and Ace Tempest Re. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Mr. Branson's experience includes 6 years with Liberty Mutual, where he supported global risk solutions, global retail markets, and capital attribution. He is a graduate of Bentley University and is an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.

January 13, 2022