Everest Insurance, a division of Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Re Group, Ltd., has promoted Edward Wu to the position of Vice President (VP), E&S Excess Casualty National Leader.
Wu joined Everest earlier in 2020 as VP, West Coastal Regional Manager for E&S Excess Casualty, where he was responsible for the development and growth of the business in the region.
In his new role, he takes on responsibility for developing and driving strategy and underwriting discipline, and leading production for the E&S Excess Casualty team nationally.
He will lead an established team of Everest Insurance E&S Excess Casualty underwriters that are located in offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Stamford, Los Angeles, and New York. He will remain in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Wu brings more than 24 years of commercial casualty experience to the role, and prior to joining Everest, served as Vice President and Casualty Manager for the Western Region at Sompo International. He also spent time with Arch Insurance Group as Assistant Vice President.
Connie Germano, Senior Vice President and Head of Specialty Casualty at Everest Insurance, commented: “In a short time at Everest, Ed’s leadership skills and strong broker relationships have positioned him as a key asset to our wholesale business.
“I am confident that this expanded role will allow Ed the opportunity to build and strengthen those relationships while driving continued success within the E&S Excess Casualty segment across all regions.”