AXA XL elevates US risk management leaders after 'very challenging' year


Re/insurer AXA XL has promoted three executives who it says have contributed to the growth of its US risk management portfolio in the central zone during a "very challenging" year.

Jason Mandik is promoted to vice president and head of its Chicago-based US risk management team in the US central zone.

Meanwhile, Jessica Carpita has been promoted to senior casualty underwriter for US risk management, while Sandra Clarke is named as national practice leader for temporary staffing.

Mandik, a former broker, joined AXA XL in May 2019 as a senior commercial casualty underwriter for US risk management, specialising in workers' compensation, commercial auto and general liability. He now oversees a team of regional underwriters and manages the greater Chicago-area and upper Midwest, reporting to Kopser.

Carpita joined AXA XL in 2013 as a property underwriting assistant and serves as the Chicago chair of the AXA XL corporate social responsibility team.

Clarke spent the last two years as a senior casualty underwriter for US risk management at AXA XL and has held several diverse roles in her decade of insurance experience, including underwriting, claims and as a casualty broker.

All three of the promoted individuals are based in Chicago.

Chris Kopser, president of primary casualty for the Americas, said: "Each of these individuals has contributed to the success of our US Risk Management portfolio in the US Central Zone during a very challenging year. I am confident that the regional and technical expertise within this team will further enable us to provide exceptional service for our brokers and clients in the evolving casualty industry."

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