Bess Ganeff Head L&H UW Operations Americas Life & Health Products

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Bess Ganeff is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Operations for the Americas Life & Health Products team.

She joined Swiss Re in 2015 as an Underwriting Manager, facilitating facultative case submissions and managing a team of underwriters. In December 2020 she took on the operational role, working to ensure the smooth execution of projects, processes, and governance across the Americas Life & Health Products division.

Before joining Swiss Re, Bess underwrote individual life insurance on the direct side for over 10 years, as well as gained industry experience working as a case manager and contracting/licensing specialist for a brokerage agency in Chicago. She has been a member of the Midwestern Underwriting Conference (MUC) Committee since 2016 and a member of the AHOU Program Committee since 2019.  

Bess graduated with a B.A. in Literary Studies from Beloit College in Beloit, WI. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband, friends, and 14 year old daughter.