AXA XL's North America construction business has promoted Ray Allen and Jim Richert to lead its construction professional business line and subcontractor default insurance (SDI) business line respectively. Mr. Richert will assume underwriting management oversight of AXA XL's SDI business while Mr. Allen assumes underwriting management of AXA XL's contractors professional and environmental liability insurance coverages.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cassie Brown as the state's insurance commissioner. As the chief executive of the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), Ms. Brown oversees the regulation of the second-largest insurance market in the US and the seventh-largest in the world.
Kathryn Anderson has been appointed director in Strategic Risk Solutions' (SRS) European consulting practice. She will join SRS in October. Ms. Anderson will report to Derek Bridgeman, managing director and European risk consulting practice leader at SRS. She will be based in the United Kingdom.
Management Services International, LLC (MSI), has announced that Laura Quinones, Natasha Greco, and Justin Vaden are joining the company. Ms. Quinones joins MSI as an executive associate, Ms. Greco in an administrative support role, and Mr. Vaden will join MSI on September 16 as financial director.
AXA XL has made several underwriting appointments, including announcing that Cotina Trott has rejoined the company's Bermuda insurance excess casualty team as vice president, senior underwriter. Separately, AXA XL expanded its regional underwriting capabilities with the addition of several senior environmental underwriters.