XL Group adds expertise establishing field operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles with the addition of Mikki K. Williams as Regional Vice President, and Bruce Pichon as Inland Marine Manager to its North America Marine business’ West Region.
Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Pichon reports to Ms. Williams who will be based in XL Group’s San Francisco office and report to Michael Perrotti, Senior Vice President, Marine Field Operations.
Commenting on the additions, Rich DeSimone, President of XL Group’s North America Marine business, said: “Adding Mikki and Bruce to our team is another step forward for the XL marine team in North America. Our growth plans included building up a local presence in key marine markets around the US. Now with our greater Western presence, we look forward to taking advantage of growth opportunities throughout the region and assuming our place as a go-to marine market on the West Coast.”
In her role at XL Group, Ms. Williams will be responsible for managing and building XL Group’s Marine Cargo, Primary and Excess Marine Liability, Inland Marine, and Brown Water Hull business throughout the West Region.
Prior to joining XL, Ms. Williams was Regional Vice President of the North West Region for Allianz Marine North America and was responsible for building a profitable marine portfolio for more than 18 years. Her 28-year marine underwriting career also included positions with Marsh Marine & Energy, Global Special Risks, Inc., and Munich Reinsurance Company.
In his new role at XL Group, Mr. Pichon will be responsible for building XL Group’s Inland Marine writings throughout the West Region.
Mr. Pichon joins XL Group from Starr Companies where he held the position of Zonal Inland Marine Manager and was responsible for building a profitable book of business in the West Region. His 30-year marine underwriting career also included positions with Allianz, CNA, and Navigators.
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