Chubb’s Westchester division promoted an executive to a new role. AXIS Re appointed an executive to a leadership role within its AXIS Re Strategic Partners division.
Thomas McLaughlin has been promoted to a new role at Westchester, Chubb’s wholesale excess and surplus insurance business.
McLaughlin will now serve as executive vice president of its Casualty practice. He will have oversight of product and business development, underwriting operations, and profit and loss performance.
McLaughlin succeeds Dean Andrighetto, who has announced his retirement. McLaughlin will be based in Boston, MA, and report to Scott Meyer, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group, and Division President of Westchester.
McLaughlin joined Westchester in June 2019 as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Northeast Regional Manager for its Casualty Division. He has more than two decades of experience in the insurance industry, where he has held a variety of leadership roles.
AXIS Re appointed Matt LoPiccolo as strategic account executive, Global Brokers, for its client engagement initiative, AXIS Re Strategic Partners.
AXIS Re is the reinsurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd.
LoPiccolo joins the Reinsurance team after having served as head of U.S. Digital Distribution within the company’s insurance segment. He will continue to be based in New York and will report to Jason Busti, AXIS Re president of North America and head of AXIS Re Strategic Partners.
In this newly created role, LoPiccolo will be responsible for enhancing relationships with AXIS Re’s Global Brokers across all lines of business, and building out others. He will also be responsible for working collectively with AXIS Re’s Global Brokers to develop new business opportunities and collaborate on solutions. AXIS Re Strategic Partners, launched in 2018, is a dedicated team to serve select clients and brokers.
LoPiccolo has more than 24 years of industry experience across the broking and insurance sectors. He joined AXIS Insurance in 2016, holding roles such as head of U.S. Distribution for the Professional Lines Division and head of US Digital Distribution. Prior to AXIS, LoPiccolo held various roles at AIG within its sales and marketing and distribution divisions. He began his career at MarshMcLennan.
Sources: Chubb, AXIS Re