Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 45/55%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Workshops, as Trainee: 2; September 2008; May 2010
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2009
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017
Mitchell Gibson is Vice President and Claims Expert at Swiss Reinsurance America Holding Corporation. He manages the resolution of reinsurance claims involving Asbestos, Pollution, and Health Hazard exposures ("APH") through in-depth account analyses, client audits, and through assisting the reinsurance liability management (RLM) and reinsurance asset management (RAM) teams.
Mr. Gibson began his career at a small regional carrier in 1989 as an actuarial analyst working with the CFO and outside actuaries on loss reserves, loss triangles, reconstruction of loss history, and the annual statement schedule P information. He joined AIG’s Miscellaneous Professional Liability department, where he negotiated high exposure and complex coverage cases involving public officials, real estate agents, management consultants and land surveyors. He subsequently joined Constitution Reinsurance Corporation where he supervised and audited treaty and facultative reinsurance programs handling medical malpractice, product liability, environmental pollution, professional liability, general liability, automobile and workers’ compensation accounts. He joined Frontier Insurance Company, where he managed complex coverage and multi-jurisdictional claims involving general liability, directors’ & Officers’ liability, professional liability, and pharmaceutical exposures. He rejoined AIG in 2000, becoming responsible for all assumed Toxic Tort facultative claims, while providing technical input and quality assurance on all written correspondence to reinsurers and intermediaries.
Prior to joining Swiss Re, Mr. Gibson managed the expedited run-off of AXA's North American liabilities as Head of Commutations (US), including their largest portfolio Colisee Re Canada. In addition to overseeing AXA's US commutation department, Mr. Gibson managed the assumed and retro staff handling of the John Hancock Re portfolio, AXA’s North American casualty facultative portfolio and the off-setting and of AXA's worldwide exposures involving Reliance (in Liquidation).
Mr. Gibson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mankato State University and a Master of Science degree in Insurance Management from Boston University. He holds several insurance designations, including the Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU), Society of Claims Law Associates (SCLA), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF), Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Underwriting (AU), Associate in Premium Auditing (APA), Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI), and an Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB). He is also an ARIAS-US certified arbitrator and has served as a company representative in several arbitrations.