The Hartford has promoted Meg Carter to head of Global Specialty Distribution. She will report to Adrien Robinson, The Hartford’s head of Global Specialty.

Carter was previously a regional vice president, leading the Middle & Large Commercial sales underwriting teams for North Carolina and South Carolina. With a career that spans 17 years at The Hartford, she has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility across underwriting, sales and management spanning multiple business units and disciplines.


USAA announced that Jason Klein, bank general counsel SVP, will expand his role to become USAA’s chief corporate governance officer.

Klein will succeed Amy Cook, who will retire from USAA next year. He will continue to report to USAA Chief Legal Officer Bob Johnson.

Klein joined USAA in 2020 after 17 years in the legal departments at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) and Washington Mutual. At JPMC, he was general counsel, legal operations and chief of staff for the company’s general counsel. Prior to that, he was general counsel for the company’s consumer banking and wealth management business and general counsel for its small business banking line of business and was involved in civil litigation and government and regulatory investigations. Before working in the financial services industry, he was a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle, Wash.


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has appointed Pedro Mairos as global underwriting officer, Marine. He was previously head of Marine for the UK & Ireland at BHSI.

Mairos joined BHSI in 2019. He has more than two decades of experience in the global marine market, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He will continue to be based in London.

“Our large global footprint coupled with the substantial growth of our Marine business made now the optimal time to deepen the global leadership of our Marine underwriting team worldwide,” said Dean LaPierre, CUO, Property & Marine, BHSI. “We are pleased to have such a deep bench of talent across both underwriting and claims to service our marine customers and brokers in local markets around the globe.”


Lockton Re has appointed Oliver Brew in a new role as Cyber Practice leader in London.

Brew began his career with Willis, and has also undertaken senior underwriting roles with Aspen, Hiscox and Liberty International Underwriters. Most recently he was part of the CyberCube leadership team as head of Client Success. He has been a prominent voice in market forums and initiatives for over 10 years and is a regular contributor to the key conferences.

Keith Harrison, International CEO, Lockton Re, said the appointment testament to Lockton Re’s “ongoing and substantial commitment to the Cyber Reinsurance space.”

Topics Underwriting