XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Group, has expanded North America construction team with nine new appointments, enhancing underwriting capabilities and risk engineering services for contractors.

In this connection, David Grigg has been appointed as vice president, construction professional liability located in New York.

Jason LaMonica, who has more than 18 years of property and casualty underwriting experience to the new role, has been named as vice president, subcontractor default insurance in New York.

Donald Wehrkamp, with 30 years of industry experience, will join XL Insurance as an executive underwriter, construction primary casualty.

Previously, Wehrkamp was with CNA Insurance where he was a vice president and commercial underwriting officer.

Michael Simone will join as executive underwriter, primary casualty in New York. He will join XL Insurance from Old Republic Construction Program Group with 16 years of underwriting experience.

Lee-Ann Pinho will join as senior underwriter, construction excess in New York. She will join XL from Ironshore.

Kevin McCormick has been appointed as construction excess casualty underwriter in XL’s Chicago office. He will join from Zurich, where he was responsible for excess casualty underwriting for Midwest accounts.

Amanda Abbinante will join as construction excess casualty underwriter in XL’s Chicago office. She will join from from Zurich where she was an excess casualty underwriter responsible for middle market to Fortune 500 construction accounts in the Midwest.

Shannon Lawless as construction risk engineer in Chicago. He will joins construction team from Zurich Services.

Brian Poliafico as construction risk engineer for the East Coast. He will join XL from Zurich North American Insurance.