Job title: Chief claims officer
Beth Levene is chief claims
officer for TransRe, based in New
York. Levene manages treaty
and facultative claims arising
under proportional and excess of
loss reinsurance agreements for
property and casualty business,
assumed and ceded.
Levene and her team work
closely with customers and their
brokers to resolve claims quickly
and fairly. Lines of business include
property, traditional casualty (personal & commercial auto, workers’
compensation, general liability, umbrella, etc), specialty casualty
(D&O, E&O, medical malpractice, financial institutions, accountants,
etc), marine, aviation, and surety.
Levene has been in the insurance/reinsurance industry since 1984.
Prior to joining TransRe, she was employed by CNA in Chicago and
GEICO in Dallas.
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Job title: Chief executive client & country
Company: AXA XL
Kelly Lyles is responsible for
managing AXA XL’s insurance
presence around the world, a
role which includes leading
teams in strategic client & broker
management, global programs
center of excellence, captives center
of excellence and portfolio solutions
as well as communications and
She has over 30 years of
experience in the insurance
industry, including a number of roles in financial lines underwriting
Between 2014 and 2018 Lyles held a number of senior positions at
XL and later XL Catlin including chief regional officer for insurance
and deputy chair of the insurance leadership team, as well as chief
executive of global professional insurance operations.
Before joining XL Group in 2014, Lyles served as head of specialty
lines for Europe, Middle East and Africa at AIG. Earlier, she served
as AIG’s country manager in France, where she oversaw commercial
and consumer business development, operations and systems, claims,
finance, accounting, legal and human resources. She is a graduate
of Villanova University. In 2019, Lyles was selected as APIW (the
Association of Professional Insurance Women) Insurance Woman of
the Year Award.
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Levene and her team work closely
with customers and their brokers to
Between 2014 and 2018 Lyles held a number of
senior positions at XL and later XL Catlin.