AXA XL has bolstered its Environmental insurance team in New York with the appointments of Odette Novoa and Erica Delaney as Senior Underwriters.
Novoa joined AXA XL from Aspen as an underwriter of environmental and casualty lines in both domestic and international markets. She began her insurance career with AON as an account specialist.
Delaney, meanwhile, joins AXA XL from The Hartford where she served as a Northeast regional pollution underwriter.
Her underwriting career also includes tenure with Aspen Insurance Group and Preferred Concepts.
Both Novoa and Delaney have joined AXA XL’s Northeast regional environmental underwriting team and will report to Hiral Shah, Head of Environmental, East Region.
“Environmental insurance has become more of a staple in businesses’ insurance portfolios,” said Shah.
“As pollution incidents can easily result in a five or six-figure clean up price tag, businesses have found environmental insurance to be an effective tool in protecting their bottom line,” Shah continued.
“We’re excited to attract industry talent like Odette and Erica to help support our continued growth and our client’s steady requests for environmental insurance as a risk management tool.”