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Markel’s Mia Finsness named MD, Global Casualty Underwriting & Claims

26th November 2019 - Author: Luke Gallin

Markel Corporation’s Mia Finsness, who currently leads Casualty Claims at Markel for North America and the Dublin and London Assurance divisions, has seen her role expand to Managing Director, Global Casualty Underwriting and Claims.

In her new role, she will continue to manage the Markel North America and the Dublin and London Assurance claims division, and will also lead the Markel Casualty Affiliated Underwriting Group.

Finsness will work closely with Robin Russo, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), and also the underwriting leadership team in order to monitor industry trends and emerging risks.

She will be tasked with providing thought leadership on casualty insurance initiatives, and support strategic underwriting initiatives across Markel, while at the same time leading enhanced efforts on casualty catastrophe analysis and mitigation.

Finsness will work out of the company’s Bermuda and New York offices and will report to Nick Conca, Chief Claims Officer.

“In true Markel Style, with a focus on being results-oriented and fostering teamwork, Mia has made significant strides in her current role to improve underwriting and claims processes and to provide guidance and training on systemic and emerging risks topics, strategy, and policy wordings.

“We recognize her contributions and are pleased she will be leading these strategic initiatives for Global Casualty Underwriting and Claims,” said Russo.

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