NEW YORK, New York – October 25, 2018 – Everest Insurance® announced today that John Lazar has joined their Risk Management unit as Vice President and West Region Leader. John will oversee a team of underwriters across the Everest West Region offices, whose focus is the primary casualty large account marketplace. He will be based out of Everest’s Los Angeles office and will report to Chris McKeon, Vice President and Head of Risk Management & Commercial Casualty.
Commenting on the addition, Chris McKeon, Head of Risk Management & Commercial Casualty, said “We are very excited to have someone with John’s experience, technical expertise and longstanding relationships join our Risk Management team. The large account space is a core focus of our primary casualty platform and John will play an important role as we continue to bring unique services and solutions to this segment of the market.”
John joins Everest Insurance® from Willis Towers Watson, where he was Center of Excellence Casualty Leader for California. Prior to his tenure with Willis, John spent over 25 years in underwriting and underwriting leadership roles with companies such as Zurich, XL, Argonaut, Kemper and Reliance. John is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Everest Re Group, Ltd. Is a Bermuda holding company that operates through the following subsidiaries: Everest Reinsurance Company provides reinsurance to property and casualty insurers in both the U.S. and international markets. Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda), Ltd., including through its branch in the United Kingdom, provides reinsurance and insurance to worldwide property and casualty markets and reinsurance to life insurers. Everest Reinsurance Company (Ireland), dac. provides reinsurance to non‐life insurers in Europe. Everest Insurance® refers to the primary insurance operations of Everest Re Group, Ltd., and its affiliated companies which offer property, casualty and specialty lines insurance on both an admitted and non‐admitted basis in the U.S. and internationally. The Company also operates within the Lloyd's insurance market through Syndicate 2786. In addition, through Mt. Logan Re, Ltd., the Company manages segregated accounts, capitalized by the Company and third party investors that provide reinsurance for property catastrophe risks. Additional information on Everest Re Group companies can be found at the Group’s web site at www.everestre.com.