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XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty insurance business continues to grow its book of commercial excess and umbrella business and its team in the US, with its latest addition of Joel J. Konczal as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting Manager – Northwest Excess Casualty. He will be based in San Francisco, CA and report to Matthew Stitham, Senior Vice President, Western Zone.Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Stitham said, “Our consistent growth in the US continues to bring new business opportunities. We’re excited to have Joel onboard to help us make the most of them. His underwriting skills and initiative will prove very helpful to our brokers and clients and further strengthen our reputation as a ‘go to’ umbrella and excess liability market.”Prior to joining XL Catlin, Mr. Konczal held various Excess Casualty underwriting positions at Chubb (formerly ACE) and Zurich where he completed their associate training program. He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC and certifications as an Associate in Risk Management and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist.Barbara Luck, president of XL Catlin’s Global Excess Casualty business, added: “Matt has done a tremendous job promoting our excess capabilities and building a very skilled regional excess casualty underwriting team, now including Joel. It’s a strong team that will make use of our global capacity, capabilities and scale to offer our clients the added layers of insurance protection they need to optimally address today’s complex business risks.”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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