Chubb appointed a new chief underwriting officer to lead an arm of its North America retail commercial property and casualty insurance. Liberty Mutual Insurance named a chief underwriting officer for its Global Risk Solutions unit.


Chubb appointed Michelle McLaughlin as chief underwriting officer of its North America retail commercial property and casualty insurance division that serves middle-market and small businesses through 48 offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Michelle McLaughlin/Chubb

McLaughlin will guide the business lines’ underwriting strategies and authority, as well as general underwriting management. Based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., McLaughlin will report to the division presidents of both the company’s small and middle-market business lines.

Previously, McLaughlin served as executive vice president and property and marine manager, Commercial Insurance, Chubb North America. She began her career at Chubb in 1992 as an intern in the company’s internal audit department, and during the course of her career has held a number of underwriting leadership roles with increasing responsibilities. She pursued a career in underwriting within Chubb’s Financial Institutions Group in 1997, and in 2006, she joined Chubb’s Property team where she furthered her technical knowledge and underwriting capabilities.


David Perez, Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance named David Perez as its chief underwriting officer for Global Risk Solutions (GRS), Liberty Mutual’s global commercial and specialty lines insurer/reinsurer, which provides a full range of innovative traditional insurance, specialty and reinsurance risk solutions to businesses around the world.

Perez will partner with underwriting leaders across GRS to drive underwriting strategy and operations to maximize the value Liberty Mutual brings to brokers and customers across the globe. Perez has been with Liberty Mutual since 2012, most recently as chief underwriting officer for North America.

Perez succeeds James Slaughter, who decided to leave the company effective June 30.

Sources: Chubb, Liberty Mutual

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