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People – South Central

Specialist (re)insurer, Lloyd’s, appointed Dr. Enya He as regional director for its newly-established South Central United States region. She will be based in Dallas and be responsible for market development activities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to joining Lloyd’s, …

People – Southeast

The Florida Surplus Line Service Office (FSLSO) has promoted Bryan Young to assistant director of Agent Services. Coming into his 10th year of service at FSLSO, Young stepped into the role effective Jan. 1. During his tenure with FSLSO, Young …

People – East

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Maria Vullo, an attorney and former staffer, as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Vullo’s nomination comes eight months after the May 2015 departure of former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky. The …

People – Midwest

Burr Ridge, Ill.-based Allegiance Insurance Services Inc. (AIS) appointed Barbara M. Strehmann as chief financial officer of the Allegiance Group of Companies. Strehmann has over 30 years’ experience in the accounting field, and has worked as the accounting manager and …

People – West

Richards D. Barger, a former California insurance commissioner and a former president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, died in late January. He was 87. Barger, who went by the name Dick, devoted his practice to insurance services, with …

People – Midwest

Jamie Van Riet has been promoted to the role of Director of Operations at Middleton, Wis.-based Compass Specialty Risk LLC. Van Riet previously worked as an account manager for Compass Specialty Risk, overseeing compliance. She will now manage the company’s …

People – South Central

Dallas-based risk management consulting and insurance agency, Dexter & Company, has promoted Royce DeRouen and David Rambie to executive roles. In his new role as senior vice president, DeRouen oversees the Risk Management Consulting division and leads a team of …

People – Southeast

The Main Street America Group has appointed Nancy Giordano-Ramos as its vice president/head of bonds. Giordano-Ramos had been the super-regional property/casualty insurance company’s interim head of bonds since last fall, following the departure of former bonds vice president Brian Beggs. …

People – West

Calabasas, Calif.-based Topa Insurance Group has promoted Anthony Manzitto to chief operating officer and executive vice president. He was chief underwriting officer. Manzitto will be responsible for underwriting, human resources, office administration, as well as oversight of the operating entities …

People – East

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) announced that longtime President and Chief Executive Officer, Francis A. Mancini, will retire from the association at the end of 2016. MAIA has formed a search committee to oversee the process of selecting …

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