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To offer brokers and clients in the Western US local, more direct access to its Excess & Surplus (E&S) insurance coverages,  XL Group has launched a regional underwriting operation in Scottsdale, Arizona with an experienced underwriting team including Scott Noffisinger, Katherine E. Schlueter, Rick M. Yale and Kim Ramsey.    

“The E&S market addresses some of the insurance market’s most hard to place risks,”  according to Joe Tocco, chief executive of XL Group’s North America Property & Casualty operation.  “As a carrier that has built a strong reputation for serving businesses’ most complex risks, our regional expansion is just one way we are strengthening our commitment to our clients’ E&S insurance needs.  The other is our investment in the E&S underwriting talent we are announcing today.”      

“We want to help our clients succeed. Having the right insurance and access to risk management expertise can certainly help a business prosper,” according to John E. Goodloe, president of XL Group’s E&S operation. “Closer proximity to our brokers and clients throughout the West will help our underwriting team keep in touch regularly and direct greater personal attention to their E&S insurance needs.”

“We’re especially pleased to ramp up our presence in Scottsdale with such a seasoned team of dedicated surplus lines underwriters,” added Mr. Goodloe.  “Kim, Rick, Kat and Scott have more than 60 years of underwriting experience between them and they are ready to hit the ground running to help our broker partners address their clients’ hard-to-place business risks.” 

Kim Ramsey and Rick Yale join XL Group’s E&S operation, from Scottsdale Insurance Company, as assistant vice presidents in XL Group’s E&S Excess Casualty product lines, which includes lead and excess layers of commercial excess liability insurance coverage for contractors, products liability, general casualty, and transportation classes of business.

Scott Noffisinger and Katherine Schlueter join XL Group, also from Scottsdale Insurance Company, as assistant vice presidents in XL Group’s E&S Primary Casualty product line.  In their new roles, Mr. Noffisinger and Ms. Schlueter will craft insurance programs to meet mid- to-large businesses’ commercial general liability, product liability and other primary casualty insurance needs. 

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