Everest Insurance NA taps Chubb exec as deputy chief underwriting officer


Everest Re Group has appointed Mike Harnett as vice president, deputy chief underwriting officer for Everest Insurance North America.

Harnett joins Everest after having spent the last 13 years with Chubb (formerly ACE Group), most recently serving as senior vice president, corporate underwriting.

In his new role, Harnett will help drive all aspects of underwriting excellence, including the development of policies and procedures, underwriting strategy, product development and governance.

Mike Mulray, chief underwriting officer of Everest Insurance North America, said: "The addition of a seasoned veteran like Mike Harnett furthers our mission of building a world class, diversified specialty underwriting organization. Mike brings to our team over 30 years of underwriting discipline and expertise that will help propel our continued pursuit of market leading profitable growth."

Jonathan Zaffino, president of Everest Insurance North America, added: "I am thrilled to welcome Mike to Everest. I’ve known Mike for many years, and had the pleasure of working closely with him in the past. I have the utmost confidence that he will contribute significantly to the success and development of our growing specialty insurance operation."

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