Everest adds two new hires to US insurance casualty operation


Everest Re has hired two executives for its casualty operation.

Connie Germano, who will be based in New York, will lead the firm’s US specialty casualty operation and will help increase growth of Everest National’s primary casualty, umbrella and excess, and environmental units.

Germano joins from ACE, where she managed a regional casualty team in Zurich, Switzerland, covering a range of products and industry groups.

Tom Morelli also joins Everest as leader of the energy casualty group, a new programme for Everest. He will be working from the firm’s New Jersey office andjoins the firm from specialty managing general agent Global Special Risks.

Jonathan Zaffino, president of Everest National Insurance Company, said: “We are excited to be adding two leaders of such high calibre as we continue to expand the Everest National platform.

“Connie has a successful track record within the casualty underwriting community, and is widely viewed as a strong leader and creative problem solver.

“Tom brings to us deep underwriting expertise within an industry group that is fundamentally attractive to Everest. His extensive management experience, industry knowledge, and diverse skill set make him the ideal candidate to lead this important initiative for us. My Everest National colleagues and I are very pleased to add this talent and depth to our organisation.”

Everest Re, Connie Germano, Tom Morelli, Jonathan Zaffino, Bermuda

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