Articles by Andrew G. Simpson

CNA Appoints Chubb’s Hernandez to Commercial Risk Control Post

CNA has named Steve Hernandez as senior vice president, Commercial Risk Control. Hernandez succeeds Bill Boyd who announced his retirement earlier this year after 12 years of service at CNA and a 38-year career in the insurance industry. In his …

Insurance Industry’s Annual Week of Giving Starts Oct. 8

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization funded by the insurance industry, is hosting its annual Week of Giving during the week of October 8-15. IICF is calling on volunteers to participate in the more than 250 service …

Wells Media Group Wins 6 Editorial Award of Excellence

Wells Media Group publications and web sites recently won six 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The awards were for work by Insurance Journal.com and Insurance Journal magazine, ClaimsJournal.com and Carrier Management …

PartnerRe Taps Willis Re’s Beedle to Head Asia-Pacific

James Beedle will be appointed to the position of head of Asia-Pacific and CEO of Partner Reinsurance Asia Pte. Ltd. to head up PartnerRe’s business operations in that region. Subject to regulatory approval, Beedle will take up his position on …

Guy Carpenter’s Carter Moves to JLT Re’s International Division in London

Reinsurance broker JLT Re has named Matthew Carter as a partner in its London Market & International Division, which is led by Bill Bennett. Carter will be based in JLT Re’s London office. In his new role, Carter will be …

Uber-Like Video Service DropIn Lets Adjusters Assess Damage from Their Desks

A new service promises to provide insurance claims adjusters with videos of losses without them ever having to leave their desks. The videos would be supplied by an Uber-like network of smartphone users and, eventually, also drone operators. Los Angeles-based …

W.R. Berkley Names Lowery as Chief Information Officer

W. R. Berkley Corp. has appointed Richard M. Lowery as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, Lowery will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic information technology solutions. He will report to Lucille T. Sgaglione, …

10 Insurance News Reports from 10 Years Ago

In August, 2006…. Blackberries, Palms and Nokias were out there but smartphones were not the ubiquitous device they are today; it would be 10 months before the iPhone would burst on the scene. How else did the world, specifically the …

Allied World’s U.S. Cyber Team Adds Glasgow from Travelers

Allied World U.S. has appointed Jason Glasgow as vice president and practice lead for Technology, Privacy & Network Security Professional Liability. In this role, Glasgow will be responsible for the strategy, management and underwriting of Allied World’s U.S. cyber platform. …

Profile: Kevelighan Takes Over at Insurance Information Institute

In his nearly two decades in government and business, Sean Kevelighan has had his public affairs and communications fitness tested in high-profile situations, most notably working for the Treasury Department and as press secretary for the White House Office of …