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AXA XL bolsters North American cyber business

AXA XL Insurance has announced three new appointments to its cyber and technology errors and omissions insurance business in North America. Deuayne Crawford has been named head of cyber for the Northeast in New York, Marisa Vero has been named senior underwriter in Los Angeles, and Hannah Baker has been named underwriter in St. Paul, Minn.

“The demand for cyber insurance is showing no signs of cooling down,” said Jeremy Gittler, AXA XL’s head of cyber. “Businesses of all kinds, of all sizes, are concerned about their cyber risks. As one of the top cyber insurance markets, we continue to attract top talent like Deuayne, Marisa and Hannah, giving us more bandwidth to address current market demands and providing us with more cyber expertise that our brokers and clients can rely on to structure appropriate cyber insurance solutions for them.”

In his new role, Crawford will assume the overall underwriting management responsibilities for the Northeast, the largest region for AXA XL’s cyber business. He joins the company from Ironshore, where he was responsible for managing underwriting for cyber, media, technology and miscellaneous professional liability insurance for mid-cap and large-cap clients.

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Vero joins the company from Zurich North America, where she worked as a senior management liability underwriter. She has also held underwriting positions at Chubb and Hiscox.

Baker began her insurance career at Marsh, and most recently served as a senior account underwriter at Travelers.

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