Everest Insurance NA announces key regional executives

Everest Insurance, the insurance arm of Bermuda-based re/insurer Everest Group, Ltd., has appointed four U.S. regional executives as part of a strategic realignment.

The changes see the firm’s retail business realign to four distinct regions; Northeast, South, Central, and West. They are part of the insurer’s customer-focused mission and objective to become the preferred global P&C insurance leader.

Craig Hanrahan has been named Regional Executive, US Northeastern Region. Before this, he served at Chubb as Executive Vice President, Major Accounts.

Marissa Jennings has been appointed as Regional Executive, US Southern Region. Most recently, she led the strategic growth strategy for the Southeast region at Zurich Insurance Group.

Marcus Cooper has been named as the new Regional Executive, US Central Region. He was previously the Head of Distribution for Everest Insurance North America. Prior to joining Everest in 2021, Cooper’s 20-year career included leadership roles at Liberty Mutual, AIG, and Zurich North America.

Finally, Michael Cellura has been appointed as the Regional Executive, US Western Region. He was previously the Head of International Facultative Reinsurance for Everest. Before joining Everest in 2022, Cellura spent more than 15 years with Chubb, where he held several key positions including Northern California Executive.

Mike Mulray, President, Everest Insurance, North America, commented, “Continuous growth demands deeper relationships that inspire confidence through engagement and accountability. By establishing localized, collaborative teams that enhance client access to our best talent, expertise, and full range of risk management resources, Everest can scale its customer service excellence, delivering more for our clients, brokers, and colleagues alike.”

Mulray concluded, “Bringing decades of industry expertise and region-specific experience, these accomplished leaders empower Everest to meet our customers where they are, positioning us to go deep in each market and drive continued growth. This strategic realignment brings us closer to our customers while reinforcing our commitment to being the partner of choice to our clients and brokers.”

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