John Amore and Dominic Addesso have been appointed to the Everest Re Group Ltd. Board of Directors, effective September 19, 2012.
John J. Amore served as Chief Executive Officer of the General Insurance division of Zurich Financial Services and also served as a member of Zurich’s Group Executive Committee, until his retirement in 2010. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Amore was vice chairman of the Commerce and Industry Insurance Company, a member of American International Group (AIG).
Mr. Amore is currently a consultant to Zurich Financial Services and is a Delegate of the Board for the Geneva Association. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and with an MBA in Finance from New York University.
Dominic J. Addesso serves as President of Everest Re Group. In July 2012, it was announced that Mr. Addesso will succeed Mr. Taranto as Chief Executive Officer of the Company upon his retirement at the end of 2013. Mr. Addesso joined Everest in 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was appointed President in June 2011.
Prior to joining the Company, he had been with Munich Re America where he held the position of President of its Regional Clients division, responsible for operational and underwriting management. Mr. Addesso started his career with KPMG after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and holds memberships in the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey Society of CPAs.
Everest CEO Joseph Taranto said “We are extremely fortunate to continue to attract such talent to our Company and our Board. Both John and Dom bring a wealth of experience and are admired executives within our industry. Their leadership and fresh insights will be welcome additions to our extremely strong and active Board of Directors.”
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