Munich Re Specialty Insurance (MRSI), a division of German reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Mary Beth McClellan as Chief Claims Officer.
McClellan joined MRSI in 2020 as Head of Claims and previously served as a Casualty Practice Lead over multiple lines of business for XL Catlin, now part of AXA XL.
She also has a background as a trial attorney, which is expected to help guide MRSI’s claims team in their provision of claims strategy and litigation management services.
As Chief Claims Officer, McClellan will oversee a team of claims professionals that includes attorneys with specialist expertise in property, casualty, professional liability and specialty lines.
In this role she will report to Mike Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, Munich Re Specialty Insurance.
“Mary Beth has played a central role in the development of our in-house claims operations over the past year, which marks another key milestone in our journey to establish the carriers that are part of MRSI as the leading commercial specialty carriers in North America,” said Kerner.
“In addition to providing the exceptional responsiveness and industry-leading claims handling that our brokers and partners have come to expect from Munich Re Specialty Insurance, Mary Beth and her team are deeply embedded in our clients’ business and understand their priorities and concerns,” Kerner continued.
“Our experts provide valuable industry and claims insight to anticipate and avoid possible claims issues and achieve optimal claims resolution.”