14 July 2017News

Everest Re adds to environment team

Everest Re Group has announced that Brian Farr has been named leader of the environmental unit within Everest Insurance. Based in Everest’s Liberty Corner, NJ, office, Farr will be in charge of expanding the Everest Insurance environmental product breadth, appetite, and distribution footprint in North America.

Farr initially joined Everest in November 2015 as vice president in the corporate underwriting department from Aspen Insurance, where he oversaw casualty and environmental underwriting in Aspen’s US headquarters in New York City.

“Brian has over 25 years of underwriting and national management experience with an emphasis on national and middle market casualty and environmental products,” said Connie Germano, head of Everest Insurance specialty casualty. His prior experience, serving as a national product manager with AIG, ACE, and Aspen, and his track record of building effective underwriting teams, will be of tremendous value to us at Everest as we look to grow in this critical area.”

Everest Insurance also announces the hiring of Sean McVay as vice president and environmental monoline products leader, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. McVay, who reports to Brian Farr, will be responsible for implementing and growing the monoline pollution products segment for Everest Insurance. Prior to joining Everest, Sean held roles of increasing responsibility with Navigators, AXIS and ACE USA, focusing on environmental underwriting and management.

Commenting on McVay’s hire, Brian Farr stated, “Sean’s 21 years of diverse experience in both insurance brokerage, and underwriting, coupled with his strong broker relationships, will provide balance and depth to the expanded appetite of Everest Insurance environmental. We’re very excited to have him join the team.”