Ms. ODea is Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer for AXIS Reinsurance. Ms. ODea 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 companys property and casualty reinsurance business. Prior to PartnerRe, Ms. ODea 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. ODea has been working exclusively in the reinsurance industry for the last 15 years.As Chief Claims Officer for AXIS Re, Ms. ODea is responsible worldwide for the management of the AXIS Re claims department with operations in the U.S., Bermuda and Zurich.Ms. ODea 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).
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