About

We are an Managing General Underwriter (MGU) that has been established to underwrite Non-Owned Aviation risks

 

About Worldlink Specialty

Why we’re here

As the world is changing and more importantly as the aviation insurance world is changing, the need for automation and simply doing things better is the reason Worldlink Specialty, LLC came into existence. Innovative solutions require dedication to the principle that service, above all else, be that number one priority to create a winning solution for all involved. We are here to provide that winning solution for you!

Where we’re going

Worldlink goes as our relationships go. Service and relationships are the key drivers in this industry and with our capabilities, expertise, market understanding and long-term relationships, our growth is your growth. We will listen, we will guide but more importantly we will provide you with your solution.

The Team

John A. Songin

President & Chief Underwriting Officer

A seasoned insurance leader, John began with Worldlink in Q3 2023 to oversee all aspects of the MGU’s operations. He joined from Ascot Group, where he was Vice President of Partnership Engagement for the Central U.S. In this senior market-facing role, he was responsible for client relationship management, new business development, and external branding efforts for the Group in the region.

Prior to joining Ascot in 2021, John spent nearly a decade with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, most recently on the Sales & Distribution team leading executive level, strategic relationship management of targeted brokers in the United States and Canada. John was previously a Senior Underwriter Specialist in the Aviation and Agriculture sectors, with increasing responsibility. John began his career at Chartis Aerospace Insurance Services as an Aviation underwriter.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Saint Louis University and is an FAA-licensed Commercial Pilot with Multi-Engine and Instrument ratings. He is a member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Midwest chapter Associate Board and is part of the planning committee for their 2023 “Inclusion in Insurance Global Forum.” In his free time, John enjoys competitive swimming, sailing, enjoying Chicago’s impeccable food scene, and is an avid Buffalo sports fan.

Bill Tabbert

Senior Vice President

Mr. Tabbert began his Aviation Insurance career in 1983 as an Underwriter for U. S. Aviation Underwriters in Dallas, Texas. After six years of underwriting, Bill moved to the Aviation Insurance Brokerage side of the business. For the next 30 plus years Bill handled General Aviation accounts along with managerial operations for the brokerages he worked with.

In November 2019, Bill joined Worldlink Specialty as Chief Underwriting Officer.

Bill began his pilot’s license training when he was 15 years old which directed him onto his Aviation Career path. He went on and received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation Administration, and Aeronautical Studies from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Bill received his MBA from Amber University.

Victoria Di Pietro

Vice President

Victoria began her Aviation Insurance career at Global Aerospace in 2005, garnering a general knowledge of the industry through Administrative duties over the next 6 years. In 2011, she moved to XL Specialty Insurance (now AXA XL) continuing to learn and assist in the Underwriting process. She developed her skills at XL for almost 7 years before joining Worldlink Specialty, LLC in 2017.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and many relationships to Worldlink, having spent 18 years in this niche industry in a variety of capacities, and under the guidance of some of the best mentors the industry has to offer.

Get Peace of Mind Today

Available at your convenience at any of the contact points below.

Corporate Headquarters
Chicago, IL

Office Locations:
Chicago, IL   Dallas, TX

 

 

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