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To address the construction industry’s excess casualty insurance needs, XL Catlin’s North America Construction business has added more underwriting expertise with the addition of Jillian Eckert and Laura Travis in Philadelphia.“Given the pace of construction activity throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and the size of construction projects throughout the region, the need for quality excess casualty insurance coverage – both on a practice and project basis – continues to grow,” said Ed Totten, Senior Vice President, Underwriting Manager in XL Catlin’s North America Construction Excess Casualty Profit Center.“As the industry’s go-to excess casualty insurance market for contractors and their brokers, we’re excited to see our team grow and attract industry underwriting talent like Jillian and Laura,” Mr. Totten added. “They bring a lot of strong energy and new ideas to our team. It’s this kind of energy, ideas and overall commitment to contractors that will continue to drive our growth as we help our clients take advantage of the ample construction opportunities available throughout the region.”Ms. Eckert joins XL Catlin from Willis Towers Watson where she most recently served as a construction client manager and was responsible for addressing the insurance needs of several complex large and middle market construction clients. She is a graduate of West Chester University and recently earned her Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification.Ms. Travis joins XL Catlin from Nationwide Insurance where she served as a commercial underwriter. A graduate of Elizabethtown College, she recently earned her Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification.In addition to its excess casualty underwriting resources, XL Catlin’s North America Construction insurance business also includes dedicated construction underwriters providing primary casualty, professional liability, builders risk, wrap ups, subcontractor default, and pollution insurance, accompanied by risk engineering services to help clients’ loss prevention and safety efforts and construction claims expertise.About XL Catlin’s Insurance OperationsXL 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 XL Catlin XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd (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