JLT Re (North America) Expands New York and Chicago Operations

28 April 2009

JLT Re has made three senior appointments to expand its North American operations. In Chicago, JLT Re has appointed Steve Pekala as Senior Vice President and Treaty Manager, and Tom McCartney as Vice President. In New York, Jeff Considine has been appointed as Senior Vice President.

All three appointments bring a wealth of experience and expertise to JLT Re. Steve Pekala has over 20 years of underwriting and broking experience in the US treaty reinsurance market, most recently as Vice President responsible for business development at Aon Benfield in Chicago. Tom McCartney has over 8 years of reinsurance broking experience in North America. He also joins JLT Re from Aon Benfield where he was Assistant Vice President specialising in workers' compensation treaty reinsurance. Jeff Considine has over 20 years of experience in the US treaty reinsurance market. Prior to joining JLT Re, he was Managing Director at Guy Carpenter.

Craig Darling, President and CEO of JLT Re North America, commented, "These appointments demonstrate our continued commitment to building a solid platform for our clients in this dynamic and challenging market. We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues to JLT Re".

contact Isabella Gaster
Head of Communications & Marketing, JLT Re