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Anne Marie Elder

I’ve specialized in marine insurance for nearly 30 years. I have a broad background in inland marine, ocean marine and property insurance.

I currently serve as the Chief Underwriting Officer for marine insurance in the Americas. Before joining AXA XL, I held various leadership roles at CNA, Fireman’s Fund, Atlantic Mutual and The Hartford.


I sit on the boards of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters and the Water Quality Insurance Syndicate. In the past I’ve chaired the Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) New England Advisory Committee and I currently sit on the IMUA Transportation Committee and am a member of the ISO Emerging Risks Panel.


I hold an Associate in Marine Insurance Management designation from the IIA as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation from the US Merchant Marine Academy, where I earned a US Coast Guard Third Mate’s license and an officer commission in the US Naval Reserve. I’ve been a speaker at the Insurance Institute Charitable Foundation’s Women in Insurance Conference and frequently contribute to trade publications.

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