AXA XL has appointed Raymond Chiusano to lead its North America Property insurance team’s Northeast region, and promoted Brian Gauder to lead its North Central region.
Chiusano, who will be based out of New York, is assuming the role currently held by Joseph Moylan, who has announced his planned 2020 retirement.
Prior to this appointment, Chiusano served as Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwriting Leader at AXA XL, with responsibility for the growth and production of property insurance business throughout the Mid-Atlantic states.
Previously, he served as Chief Property Underwriter in the company’s Bermuda Insurance operations, where he managed general property large accounts, representing multiple industries.
Gauder, meanwhile, will be based out of Chicago, overseeing a team of underwriters focused on helping businesses throughout the Midwest manage their global and domestic property risks.
“It’s rewarding to see colleagues, like Ray and Brian, take advantage of these new opportunities,” said Michele Sansone, President of AXA XL’s North America Property insurance business.
“During their tenure here, Ray and Brian have both built strong reputations and equally strong working relationships with our brokers and clients to help them address their most complex property risks,” he remarked
“I’m excited to see them continue to advance their underwriting management careers at AXA XL.”
Gauder steps into the role formerly held by Jeff Williams, who recently assumed a new position as Platinum Property Line Leader.
In his new role, Williams is charged with helping property underwriting teams in the US, Canada and Bermuda maintain consistent underwriting practice and standards for a portfolio of accounts that purchase 100% of their property coverage from AXA XL.
He will be supported by David Nored, who has been appointed to the role of Shared and Layered Property Line Leader.
Nored will be tasked with ensuring consistent property underwriting standards and practices across the shared and layered account portfolio for North America Property underwriting teams.
“The continued growth of our North America Property portfolio is presenting a number of opportunities for our team,” Sansone continued.
“It is wonderful to promote such talented individuals at AXA XL in roles that will further support a robust property portfolio; and subsequently, enhance our strong values of creating long term broker and client relationships,” he added.