Consulting and actuarial firm Milliman has added property & casualty office in Tampa in response to increasing demand for property insurance analytics.

As domestic property insurers expand up and down the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the new Tampa P&C presence demonstrates Milliman's continued commitment to the region and its growing insurance market.

The Tampa P&C team will work closely with Nancy Watkins, a principal and consulting actuary in Milliman's San Francisco office who has deep experience in Florida.

The Tampa P&C team will be led by consulting actuary John Rollins, who brings 27 years' experience to the role and specializes in catastrophe-exposed property and flood insurance. As an end-to-end consultant with C-suite operational experience, Rollins has deep actuarial expertise handling disaster events.  His creativity is evidenced by innovative approaches to catastrophe-exposed personal lines pricing, reserving for unpaid hurricane claims, and the structuring and issuing of insurance-linked securities and traditional reinsurance.

Rollins said: "Milliman is a global leader in property and casualty insurance with a market leadership position in Florida property. I'm excited to join the firm and will continue to pursue the innovations in granular pricing, risk transfer analysis, and catastrophe management that have been my professional passion for over 20 years."

Prior to Milliman, Rollins served as Chief Risk Officer for various insurance entities, including Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance, a Managing General Agent with operations in Florida and New York, and Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the largest state-run windstorm insurer in the U.S.

Watkins said: "Milliman is generally recognized among Florida insurers as the market leader for property insurance consulting services, data, tools, and competitive analysis.

"Having a seasoned, local presence in the state enables us to more effectively anticipate our clients' needs and continue to advance the sophistication and breadth of our property insurance offerings."