AXA XL Names Molly Hunter West Zone Client Relationship Leader

Graphic showing the addition of a new employee

April 19, 2023 |

Graphic showing the addition of a new employee

Molly Hunter has joined AXA XL Insurance's client relationship management team in the Americas as client relationship leader for the West Zone.

Ms. Hunter assumes the role previously held by Steve Sanford, who is retiring. She will report to James Martin, head of client management and business development for the Americas at AXA XL.

"We're delighted to bolster our resources within the client management team, especially with such an experienced and talented professional as Molly," Mr. Martin said in a statement. "Our clients are dealing with some big issues and it's imperative that we're in close contact to deliver optimal solutions now and stay ahead of their future risk management needs.

"Having a seasoned relationship leader like Molly join us truly demonstrates our deep commitment to clients and to growth across the Americas region and will help us deliver on our promise of partnership in addressing our clients' most complex risks," Mr. Martin said.

Bob Peretti, chief distribution officer for the Americas at AXA XL, said in the statement, "After more than 40 years in the insurance industry and a dozen years here, Steve is embarking on a well-earned retirement. He's done a tremendous job helping us build out our regional business in the West and we're excited to attract industry talent like Molly to assume Steve's role to continue the momentum."

Mike Soper, head of AXA XL's West Zone, added in the statement, "We are excited with the addition of Molly to the West Zone and fortunate to have such a talented and experienced new team member contributing to our continued growth in the West."

In her new role, Ms. Hunter will be a key contact and point of access for AXA XL's clients throughout the western United States. Based in Seattle, she will be responsible for regional client management, sales, and distribution across all AXA XL insurance lines, working closely with clients to build multiline insurance programs for businesses across industries.

Ms. Hunter joins AXA XL from Everest Insurance, where she served as vice president of sales and distribution. She has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience, including business development and broker positions with Zurich, AIG, and Marsh.

April 19, 2023