Everest Re Group announced two leadership appointments to its US insurance specialty casualty operation.

Ms. Connie Germano has been appointed leader of the U.S. Specialty Casualty Operation, responsible for the continued build out of Everest National’s primary casualty, umbrella & excess, and environmental units.

She joins Everest from the ACE Group, where she most recently led a regional Casualty team in Zurich, Switzerland, covering a unique range of products and industry groups. Ms. Germano joined ACE in 2003, and ultimately ascended to lead both the US umbrella & excess and custom casualty operations.

Prior to joining ACE, Connie held various impactful underwriting positions at AIG and Zurich, and began her career at Atlantic Mutual.
Mr. Tom Morelli has been appointed leader of the Energy Casualty group, a new initiative for Everest. He joins Everest from Global Special Risks, a specialty managing general agent focused exclusively in the energy space.

Prior to this, Mr. Morelli spent over 20 years at AIG in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as President of AIG Global Marine & Energy – a $900 million portfolio across three profit centers spanning the U.S. market.

Jonathan M. Zaffino, President of Everest National Insurance Company, commented, "We are excited to be adding two leaders of such high caliber as we continue to expand the Everest National platform. Connie has a successful track record within the casualty underwriting community, and is widely viewed as a strong leader and creative problem solver.

Ms. Germano will be based in the Company’s New York City office while Mr. Morelli will be located at its New Jersey office.

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), 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), provides reinsurance to non-life insurers in Europe. Mt. Logan Re, a segregated cell company, capitalized by the Company and third party investors, is a specialty reinsurer of catastrophe risks