AXA XL Adds Three to North America Construction Insurance Business

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April 29, 2022 |

New Job Written on a Blue Key on a Gray Computer Keyboard

AXA XL has added Laura Lledo, James Park, and Michael Wilson to its North America Construction insurance business to help meet contractors' continued demand for construction insurance and risk management expertise.

Ms. Lledo joins AXA XL as a senior underwriter, excess casualty; Mr. Park joins as a senior underwriter, primary casualty; and Mr. Wilson joins AXA XL's Construction Innovation team in a newly created role as the partnership and program manager to support the continued development of AXA XL's Construction Ecosystem.

"Despite the global pandemic, construction activity has remained steady and is expected to remain so in the years ahead," Gary Kaplan, president of AXA XL's Construction business, said in a statement. "Given the industry's continued challenges with labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and increasing inflation, contractors are wise to stay on top of their risk management efforts and here at AXA XL, we're working hard to help. I'm proud our team continues to grow and attract enthusiastic new additions to the team, like Laura and Michael, while providing new career opportunities for longtime colleagues like James."

Based in New York, Ms. Lledo joins AXA XL with more than 15 years of underwriting and client management experience with AIG, Aon, and State Farm. As part of AXA XL's excess casualty construction team, Ms. Lledo will address contractors' excess liability insurance needs, including lead and commercial umbrella. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds her Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation.

Previously a claims manager with AXA XL, Mr. Park brings more than 16 years of claims management experience and insight to his new underwriting role. As part of the Construction team's primary casualty profit center, Mr. Park will help contractors throughout AXA XL's West Zone, particularly those based in Southern California, address their automobile liability, general liability, and workers compensation coverage needs.

Mr. Wilson joins AXA XL from a media network, BuiltWorlds, where he served as head of programming and events. In his new role, Mr. Wilson will assist in developing AXA XL's ecosystem strategy in the Americas. He will focus on the Construction Ecosystem's digital presence, technology vetting and management, programming of events, and strategic partnership management and market outreach. He will also assist with AXA XL's ecosystem expansion to address the risk management and technology concerns of other industries.

April 29, 2022