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XL Catlin Adds to Global Excess Casualty Insurance Teams In Dallas and Kansas City

 — To meet continued demand for quality commercial Umbrella and Excess Liability insurance, XL Catlin’s Excess Casualty team is adding underwriting expertise in Dallas, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. Byron D. Goebel and Eric Buttner are joining XL Catlin’s Dallas team as Senior Underwriters and Alan F. Short joins as Senior Underwriter in Kansas City.

According to Barbara Luck, President of XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty business, “Quality commercial Umbrella and Excess Casualty insurance coverages are a necessity when businesses want to protect themselves from increased liability exposures and the financial loss that can result. We’ve been able to effectively address these insurance needs by attracting experienced underwriters like Byron, Eric and Alan. We’re excited to see them join our team to help us offer more local, personalized underwriting attention to our brokers and clients throughout the Central region of the US.”

Mr. Goebel joins XL Catlin with nearly 30 years of underwriting and broker experience most recently serving as Excess Underwriter at CNA Financial, where he developed a diverse portfolio of Lead Umbrella and Excess Casualty programs. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

With more than 25 years of underwriting, claims and business development experience, Mr. Buttner joins XL Catlin’s Dallas team from Travelers where he served as an Excess Casualty Account Executive. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.

Joining XL Catlin’s Kansas City office, Mr. Short brings an additional 30 plus years of broker and underwriting experience, including his recent tenure as an Underwriting Consultant with CNA. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri, where he majored in risk management and insurance.

Helping a wide range of businesses -- from Upper Middle Market (UMM) to Fortune 1000 companies -- XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty insurance team provides Lead Umbrella, Excess, Occurrence, Claims Made, Occurrence Reported and Primary Rail and Excess insurance coverages from global access points with underwriting centers in Bermuda, Dublin, Ireland, London, UK and 13 cities in North America. Liability limits up to $100 million are available.

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About XL Catlin Insurance Operations

XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit

About XL Catlin

XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd.’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit