Nov/Dec 2021 Comings and Goings

Erie Insurance has named Robert Zehr, FCAS, senior vice president and chief actuary. Zehr previously served as Erie’s vice president for ERM. In this new role, he will be responsible for managing the company’s P&C loss reserving team.

Jonathan Abbott, FCAS, MAAA, has been appointed senior vice president, P&C actuarial services at NFP, the insurance broker and consulting firm. Abbott comes to NFP from Arch Insurance. Prior to that, he spent seven years with QBE. Abbott has over 17 years of P&C experience across personal, commercial and specialty lines of business.

Clinton Bartlett, ACAS, has been named managing actuary for WorldTrips, a global provider of travel medical and trip protection insurance products. Bartlett worked previously for CSA Travel Protection and Arrowhead Insurance Group. He has extensive expertise in risk evaluation, regulatory oversight, pricing, product design and financial reporting.

Breach Insurance, a developer of cyber insurance products for the cryptocurrency market, has appointed Jim Flinn, FCAS, as head of risk and chief actuary. In his new role, Flinn will build and lead the actuarial and underwriting teams with an initial focus on strategic opportunities, capital structure and reinsurance. Flinn began his career at USAA and most recently served as senior vice president and enterprise CRO at American National Group, where he led the ERM practice and chaired the P&C reinsurance committee.

Justin Brenden, FCAS, FIA, CPCU, has been appointed to the role of chief actuary for SiriusPoint Ltd., a global specialty insurer and reinsurer based in Bermuda. The appointment is subject to approval by the Bermuda Department of Immigration. Prior to the merger between Third Point Re and Sirius Group, Brenden served as EVP, chief reserving actuary at Third Point Re. He joined Third Point Re in its first year of operations and played a significant role in the growth and development of the company. Brenden previously served as CAS vice president-marketing and communication from 2016-2019. SiriusPoint Ltd. also announced that Patrick Charles, FCAS, will head up the company’s Americas Property and Casualty Insurance. Charles will be responsible for managing and growing the U.S. P&C insurance business, to include expanding the company’s key strategic partnerships and launching products and services to support these relationships. Charles joins the company from Zurich Insurance Group, where he held North American leadership roles in underwriting and strategy spanning the past decade. He has also served at McKinsey & Company, Alliance Bernstein and the St. Paul Companies.

Laurna Castillio, ACAS, has been named senior vice president of state product management for CSAA Insurance Group. Castillio will be part of CSAA’s newly formed Enterprise Strategic Initiatives Office. She will lead state product management and agency administration and experience teams, which are responsible for the performance of personal lines insurance products.

The Cayman Islands-based company Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. has appointed Brian O’Reilly, ACAS, as head of innovations. O’Reilly joined the multi-line P&C reinsurance company in 2013 and has held a variety of roles within the actuarial and underwriting teams. In 2018 he was part of the founding team of Greenlight Re Innovations. He is responsible for supporting and expanding Greenlight’s portfolio of innovative companies.

Julie Halper, ACAS, has appointed executive vice president and chief actuary for Toa Re America. Halper joins the company from Swiss Re in Armonk, New York, where she was most recently the head of actuarial analytics and leader of the team responsible for pricing the North American casualty portfolio. Prior to Swiss Re, Halper served as the chief actuary at Berkley Re America.

Jacqueline Muschett, ACAS, has been named managing director, head of actuarial & valuations for Elementum, a Bermuda-based, alternative investment company specializing in collateralized natural catastrophe event reinsurance investments. Muschett comes from Hudson Structured Capital Management where she served as managing director, head of valuations. She has also held senior positions at such firms as Sompo International (formerly Endurance) and Montpelier Reinsurance.


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