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Chief Executive, North America Property & Casualty, XL Group

Seraina Maag is Chief Executive of the North America Property & Casualty (P&C) unit of XL Group plc’s global insurance operations. She directs XL Group’s multiline property & casualty operations, including underwriting activities for General Property, U.S. Risk Management, Excess Casualty, North America Programs, Environmental and Excess & Surplus coverages, in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout her career, Ms. Maag has held leadership positions in commercial insurance and finance in the US and abroad. Before joining XL Group, Ms. Maag was President of Zurich North America Commercial, Specialties Business Unit where she managed all aspects of the unit’s U.S. operations. She was promoted to this position after serving as the unit’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Maag also served as head of Investor Relations & Rating Agencies for Zurich Financial Services in Switzerland. In that role, she was responsible for managing relationships with investors, analysts and rating agencies on a global basis. Prior to joining Zurich in 2002, Ms. Maag was a founding partner and financial analyst for NZB Neue Zuercher Bank in Switzerland. Between 1990 and 2000, she held various management positions within underwriting and financial at SwissRe in Switzerland and Australia. Ms. Maag was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, which nominates individuals to help discover innovative solutions to today’s most pressing problems through various initiatives and workstreams, as well as catalyzing the next generation of leaders. She holds an MBA from Monash Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia and is also a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Charterholder.

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Admiral Mullen served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2007–2011).  He was the principal military advisor to the president, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.

A native of Los Angeles, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968.

He commanded three ships: the gasoline tanker USS Noxubee (AOG 56), the guided missile destroyer USS Goldsborough (DDG 20) and the guided missile cruiser USS Yorktown (CG 48).

As a Flag Officer, Mullen commanded Cruiser-Destroyer Group 2, the George Washington Battle Group and the U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic.  

Ashore he has served in leadership positions at the Naval Academy, in the Navy’s Bureau of Personnel, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the Navy Staff.  He was the 32nd Vice Chief of Naval Operations from August 2003 to October 2004.

His last operational assignment was as commander, NATO Joint Force Command Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe. Mullen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Prior to becoming chairman, Mullen served as the 28th Chief of Naval Operations.

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Mr. Dowling co-founded Dowling & Partners in January 1990 and currently serves as Managing Partner.

He began his career with A.J.B. Zunser and Co. in 1982 as a junior insurance stock analyst. He joined Fox-Pitt Kelton, Ltd. in 1983 and was admitted to the FPK partner¬ship in 1986. Mr. Dowling received his BA from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire and his MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dowling & Partners Securities is a Hartford based institutional stock brokerage firm specializing in property/casualty insur¬ance, health insurance and life insurance.

Dowling & Partners property/casualty research team, authors of the IBNR Weekly published each Thursday evening, is consis¬tently ranked as # 1 by the Greenwich Survey of institutional investors and Best of Boutiques by Institutional Investor. The firm's fundamental analysis pays particular attention to loss reserves, balance sheets, and areas of sustained competitive advantage.

One of America's best-loved political couples—James Carville and Mary Matalin—give audiences an enlightening and entertaining look at today's most important political issues as well as a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington and how today's headlines are playing out around the country.

Co-authors of the national best seller All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Matalin and Carville are key players on the national political stage—they each have over 30 years of experience in politics and have individually worked for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

They combine their unique experiences to provide audiences with a stimulating, candid and provocative conversation from both sides of the political aisle.

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