People & Places

People – Southeast

QBE European Operations has appointed Alfonso De Mares as Business Development manager for Latin America. DeMares joined QBE European Operations’ International Markets division in April and will be based in Miami. Reporting to Tim Harris, director of Overseas Business Development, …

People – Midwest

Ohio Insurance Institute President Dan Kelso is retiring and senior staffer Dean Fadel has been named the OII’s new president. Formerly vice president of Government Relations, Fadel joined OII in 1988. He previously held legislative and public affairs positions at …

People – South Central

Three members of the board of directors of the Insurors Group LLC, an alliance of independent insurance agents in Texas, were recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas at the group’s convention in San Antonio, Texas. Peter Lauve, with …

People – East

The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) announced that Sean Kevelighan, most recently with Zurich Insurance, has been named president and chief executive officer. The move is effective Aug. 8. Kevelighan has 18 years of public affairs, communications and media relations experience, including …

People – West

Portland. Ore.-based ID Experts has named Kimberly Holmes senior vice president and counsel in cyber insurance, liability and emerging risks. Holmes will be responsible for overseeing cyber and insurance litigation developments, as well as the corresponding cyber liability and enforcement …

People – South Central

Bill McGhee, of McGhee Insurance Inc., in Little Rock, Ark., has been elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas. McGhee previously served on the IIAA executive committee and board of directors. Other elected officers include: President-Elect Mike Luttrell …

People – Southeast

Kristopher Fisher has been named executive director of the Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee. Transitioning from director of Member Services to executive director, Fisher’s new responsibilities include: management of the PIA Advantage Services Corporation programs and products; management of the …

People – Midwest

Wholesale insurance broker Burns & Wilcox added Mary Mullen as personal insurance manager in its Chicago office. Mullen, who most recently served as vice president, regional operations officer at Willis Towers Watson, will lead the Personal Lines practice within Burns …

People – East

The New York State Senate has confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pick to become the state’s top financial regulator. The confirmation vote for Maria Vullo, Cuomo’s nominee for superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), was unanimous. …

People – Midwest

The Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (IIAW) recognized several leaders at Robertson Ryan & Associates (RRA) for their insurance industry achievements. Jason Bott was recognized for his time on the IIAW Board of Directors with a Noble Eagle Award and …

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