14 May 2020Actuarial & underwriting

CorRisk hires Christine DeFelice to lead architects and engineers professional liability

CorRisk Solutions, a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, has hired Christine DeFelice as managing general underwriter to lead its architects and engineers (A&E) professional liability team.

DeFelice is based in New York and reports to Maria Amelio, chief underwriter officer for specialty casualty.

She brings over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry to the role, having primarily worked on the insurance carrier side, specialising in underwriting A&E professional liability.

DeFelice began her professional liability career underwriting public officials, educational error and omissions (E&O), cyber, miscellaneous E&O, employment practices liability and some non-profit directors and officers insurance. Through the years, her career became focused on the A&E segment as an underwriting specialist.

She has previously worked at PL Risks Advisors, Ironshore Insurance Services, Tudor Professional and Royal Sun Alliance, serving as a broker, underwriter, national product leader and programme manager. She was instrumental in developing guidelines, policy forms, endorsements and rates for A&E programs.

DeFelice said: “Having the opportunity to work directly under two strong professional women, Dawn D’Onofrio [president and chief executive of CorRisk] and Maria Amelio, and alongside a team of dedicated, hardworking, experienced, and fun team of underwriters will give me the opportunity to continue to develop professionally and to be a key player in CorRisk’s continued success.”