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Vice President, Head of Reserving and Claim Analytics, North America

Betsy Branagan leads the reserving and claim analytics function at Xceedance. She has over 30 years of experience in traditional actuarial roles of reserving and pricing as well as expertise in leadership, strategy, data management and organizational change.

Prior to joining Xceedance, Betsy held the position as the Appointed Actuary for Plymouth Rock Assurance Company.  She managed the loss reserving and pricing functions, led the integration of data from acquired entities, and implemented new reserving tools and processes.  Betsy has held leadership roles at Hanover Insurance Group, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, AIPSO, and on a number of industry committees.  

Betsy is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.  She holds a master’s degree in business administration  from Indiana State University’s Kelley School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Clark University.


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