Four insurance industry veterans joined AXIS Insurance as senior underwriters within its U.S. Excess and Surplus Property team. Tokio Marine HHC named a new vice president of Cyber and Tech Underwriting.


AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, hired four senior underwriters within its U.S. Excess and Surplus Property team.

Carey Prewitt, Quinn McAleenan, and Bryan Paterson have joined AXIS as vice presidents, pand Naomi Wiggins has joined as assistant vice resident. They will have responsibilities to broaden relationships with distribution partners, expanding general new business opportunities and execution of underwriting strategy.

Prewitt comes to AXIS with 15 years of insurance experience, joining from Liberty International Underwriters, where he was a Vice President for E&S Property. Before that he held underwriting positions at Ironshore Insurance and AIG.

McAleenan joins AXIS from Ironshore Insurance, where he was an E&S Property underwriter for more than 12 years, working with wholesale brokers. He was also a Senior Risk Analyst at McCarthy Building Companies.

Paterson previously held the position of Account Executive Officer within the Large Property unit at Travelers Insurance. Across 16 years of underwriting, he also worked for Liberty Mutual and Hartford Steam Boiler (a Munich Re company).

Wiggins was most recently a Senior Underwriter at Orchid Underwriters, responsible for writing E&S Property business. She has more than 20 years of underwriting experience, having previously underwritten E&S property risks at Everest Insurance, CNA and Crum & Forster.


Ari Giller is the new vice president of Cyber and Tech Underwriting for Tokio Marine HHC’s Cyber & Professional Lines Group.

He is based in Chicago and reports to Michael Palotay, the group’s chief underwriting officer.

Giller joined Tokio Marine HCC in 2011 and most recently served as director – Cyber & Tech Underwriting Midwest. In his new role, he will lead product development, manage new business production, and oversee the cyber and tech underwriting team. His in-depth knowledge and experience of the cyber market has been impactful over the years and will be especially important as the cyber market continues to evolve, the company said.

Headquartered in Houston, Tokio Marine HCC is a member of the Tokio Marine Group.

Sources: AXIS Insurance, Tokio Marine HCC