President, Excess & Surplus Lines
Roxanne Mitchell, president of excess & surplus lines for XL Insurance, has executed a 180-degree turn-around for the company's E&S business. Recruited to XL Insurance more than a year ago, she was given the mission of quickly shoring up the company's competitive position in the excess and surplus marketplace.
Since joining the company in July 2011, Mitchell took the company's single general liability surplus lines platform and built out the excess and surplus capabilities to include property, railroad, wholesale umbrella and auto. As president of the company's surplus lines business, Mitchell oversees five major surplus lines for XL's wholesale partners.
Mitchell came to XL Insurance with a reputation for knowing how to underwrite complex risks, and she had the support of Seraina Maag, chief executive of XL Insurance's North America Property & Casualty unit, and Bob Shine, the unit's chief casualty underwriting officer.
Before joining XL, Mitchell served as an executive for Lexington Insurance Co., the surplus lines carrier for AIG. She led the growth of Lexington's business in the Midwest region from approximately $85 million in 1996 to $750 million in 2011, and served in a number of managerial positions before she was lured away.