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AXA XL Adds to Broker & Client Management Team in Chicago

 — Josh Harwood has joined AXA XL’s Broker and Client Management team as Client Distribution Leader for the US North Central Region. Based in Chicago and reporting to Todd Sutherland, US North Central Regional Leader, Mr. Harwood will be one of AXA XL’s key points of contact for brokers and clients throughout the region, helping them address their multi-line property, casualty and specialty insurance needs.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Sutherland said, “Josh brings a valuable perspective to our team. He’s been a risk manager. He’s been a broker. Tapping into his experiences, Josh’s insight will help us develop and deliver the insurance offerings that our clients and brokers need and want. And given his experiences, I’m confident that he decided to join us knowing that AXA XL could deliver the insurance and risk management solutions that his fellow risk managers and brokers need.”

Mr. Harwood joins AXA XL from Telephone & Data Systems (TDS), a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company where he served for 17 years, most recently as director of risk management. His career also includes tenure as a property broker with AON. Mr. Harwood earned his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in risk management and insurance from the University of Wisconsin.

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AXA XL1 provides insurance and risk management products and services for mid-sized companies through to large multinationals, and reinsurance solutions to insurance companies globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit

AXA XL1 Insurance offers property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance solutions to mid-sized companies through to large multinationals globally. We partner with those who move the world forward. To learn more, visit

1AXA XL is a division of AXA Group providing products and services through four business groups: AXA XL Insurance, AXA XL Reinsurance, AXA XL Art & Lifestyle and AXA XL Risk Consulting. The integration project related to the activities of AXA Corporate Solutions, AXA Matrix, AXA Art and XL Catlin will be subject to legal and social validations prior to its implementation