10 June 2019News

Everest taps Aspen and Conifer to expand excess casualty team

Everest Insurance, a subsidiary of Bermuda-headquartered Everest Re Group, has expanded its retail excess casualty team with the hire of Mike Ludy as director and Erin Bouren as vice president, Western territory.

Ludy most recently served as assistant vice president, excess casualty, at Aspen Insurance. He has also worked as a senior underwriter at both Chubb and Canopius Group, and as a broker at Arlington/Roe & Co. He will be based in Chicago.

Bouren has over 17 years of experience and previously served as vice president of underwriting at Conifer Holdings. She has also held underwriting roles at Ironshore, Arch Insurance Group, and Berkshire Hathaway. She is based in San Francisco.

“We are excited to have Erin and Mike join the Excess Casualty team,” said Debbie Weiser, head of excess casualty. “Their combined experience in their respective regions, and significant industry knowledge, will be valuable assets to the team.”

Connie Germano, head of specialty casualty, added: “Erin and Mike are two key hires in the Central and West territories as we work to expand the retail capabilities and resources of our Excess Casualty team. Their proven underwriting expertise and deep client relationships will support our expansive nationwide retail casualty footprint.”