XL Group, a provider of global insurance and reinsurance coverage, has expanded its North America Property & Casualty team in the Rocky Mountain region.

As a part of this expansion, Gregory Melton as senior property underwriter and Stephen Sanford as vice president and business development manager, both will based in Denver.

Reporting to Pitman in Los Angeles, he will be responsible for underwriting large property risks throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Melton joins XL from the Ironshore Insurance, where he served as regional property underwriting manager.

In his role, Sanford will be responsible for business development activities in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and New Mexico.

Sanford reports to Frank Soldano, western regional executive for XL’s Sales and regional management team.

Before coming to XL Insurance, Sanford was a managing director and broker at Aon Corporation and he was vice president of Business Development for Hartford Financial Products.

The Insurance segment of XL Group plc offers property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally.