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Carol Ann O'Dea

Carol Ann O'Dea

Ms. O’Dea is Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for AXIS Reinsurance. Ms. O’Dea joined AXIS Re in June of 2011 after 10 years as Director of Claims for PartnerRe where she was responsible for building out the U.S. claims team to support the company’s property and casualty reinsurance business. Prior to PartnerRe, Ms. O’Dea was Vice President and Claims Counsel with XL Re. She has over 25 years of reinsurance, insurance and law experience having worked in private practice representing insurance companies and later in house in the primary industry and later in reinsurance. Ms. O’Dea has been working exclusively in the reinsurance industry for the last 15 years.As Chief Claims Officer for AXIS Re, Ms. O’Dea is responsible worldwide for the management of the AXIS Re claims department with operations in the U.S., Bermuda and Zurich.Ms. O’Dea earned her B.A. from the University of Vermont and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), the International Association of Claims Professionals (IACP), the Claims Committee of the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), and currently serves as President of the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW).