AXA XL Appoints Pat Dougherty Global Head of Commercial Bonds

February 22, 2022 |

AXA XL has appointed Pat Dougherty global head, commercial bonds. In his new position, Mr. Dougherty will be responsible for setting direction for the team and managing profitable growth of the portfolio as well as collaborating with AXA XL's client management team, zonal product leaders, and the Americas Specialty team.

Mr. Dougherty takes over the role previously held by Maria Duhart, now chief underwriting officer, specialty niche, Americas.

"Pat's extensive experience in commercial bonds underwriting alongside his dedication as a manager make him a fantastic addition to the Americas Specialty Niche leadership group," Ms. Duhart said in a statement. "He has been a strong contributor to the profitable growth of our book of business and will continue to advance our client and broker relationships while mentoring our growing team of underwriters."

Before joining AXA XL, Mr. Dougherty oversaw the field underwriting and marketing in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for Nationwide Commercial Surety. He began his surety career at Liberty Mutual as a senior underwriter for the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and mid-Atlantic regions where he handled a commercial surety book of Fortune 1000 as well as large private and nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Dougherty is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and holds the associate in fidelity and surety bonding (AFSB) designation.

February 22, 2022