Axa XL, the French Axa SA’s property / accident insurance business, said on Tuesday that it has appointed former Axis Capital Holdings Inc. CEO Melissa Sowa as senior vice president, underwriting manager for various professional responsibilities.
John C. Birkhofer, former CEO of Hallmark Financial Services Inc., was named Vice President, Senior Professional Guarantee, and former CEO of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. Michelle Anderson was named senior guarantor and program manager for errors and omissions.
All three are newly created services, according to an email from a spokeswoman.
Ms. Sowa, based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, will lead the Axis Professional Responsibility Group XL. She most recently led several property and accident programs for Axis.
Mr. Birkhofer, based in Morristown, New Jersey, will sign a portfolio of lawyers and various professional responsibilities. He was most recently Assistant Vice President, Product Manager for Errors and Omissions and Responsible Underwriter for Hallmark in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Ms. Anderson, based in Exton, Pennsylvania, joins Axa XL̵7;s team for commercial errors and omissions. She was most recently the host of American commercial programs for Argo.