Legal & General America Hires Dawn Boitnott, Chief Underwriter & Underwriting Transformation Officer

Legal & General America (LGA), a top 10 U.S. life insurer, has hired Dawn Boitnott as Chief Underwriter & Underwriting Transformation Officer. Ms. Boitnott will be leading LGA’s strategic underwriting by managing our guidelines and policy, including managing the evaluation of emerging underwriting tools and data. She started on Monday, July 20, 2020 and will be reporting to Troy Thompson, senior vice president and chief actuary.

Ms. Boitnott comes to LGA with over 20 years of underwriting experience. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for internal and external assessments of new data sources, underwriting innovations, Insurtech partnerships and market shifts.

Speaking to her new role, Ms. Boitnott shared, “I am thrilled to be a part of LGA and to have the opportunity to advance the company’s priority of delivering solutions that customers need. I look forward to working with the team to drive the growth and competitiveness of LGA’s underwriting strategy.”

Mark Holweger, President and CEO of LGA said, “We are excited to welcome Ms. Boitnott to our LGA team. We are constantly looking for ways to transform our business and to foster digital solutions for our customers, and Ms. Boitnott enables us to do so. Her expertise and leadership will propel LGA’s participation in an increasingly technology-oriented marketplace.”

Prior to joining LGA, Ms. Boitnott was the vice president of underwriting at SCOR Global Life Americas for Velogica, its automated underwriting rules engine. At SCOR, she oversaw the development of underwriting rules for new data sources and increased the platform’s efficiency. She also coordinated the guidance and implementation of automated and accelerated programs with multiple carriers. Before SCOR, she was a production underwriter with Shenandoah Life Insurance and AIG, where she worked with advisors to progress the sales process, foster healthy field relationships and support the shared goals of financial security.

Ms. Boitnott served on the AHOU Executive Council from 2015-2019 and holds the certifications of FALU, FLMI, ARA, and ACS. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Adam and their two daughters.