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AXA XL’s North America Construction business has promoted Scott Schultz to Underwriting Manager for its Primary Casualty business while expanding management responsibilities for Meredith Baron, Executive Underwriter of its controlled insurance program business.According to Greg McKiernan, Senior Vice President, Construction Primary Casualty, “It’s exciting to see that our continued growth in the construction insurance market is prompting more professional growth opportunities for our team. Scott and Meredith have dedicated their insurance careers to serving contractors and they have certainly earned these new opportunities. It’s our contractor clients who benefit the most from Scott and Meredith’s dedication, hard work, and underwriting expertise.”In his new role, Mr. Schultz will lead both the Northeast and Western Regions for the Construction Primary Casualty team. He joined AXA XL’s North America Construction team in 2017 from Construction Risk Solutions where he served as a senior client manager. In addition to his brokerage experience, Mr. Schultz’s 20-year construction insurance career includes positions with Zurich and Swiss Re. He is a graduate of the University of Denver.In addition to her Contractor Controlled Insurance Program and Owner Controlled Insurance Program underwriting duties, Ms. Baron now also assumes underwriting management of AXA XL’s GL Only Plus program business. Ms. Baron’s insurance career began in 2008 when she joined AXA XL’s surplus lines operations as a technical assistant. A designated Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), she is a graduate of Temple University.AXA XL’s Construction Primary Casualty team helps contractors address their workers compensation, commercial auto, and other primary casualty insurance needs.


AXA XL 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 XL 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