People & Places

Peaple – Southeast

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will serve in 2017 as president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the nation’s insurance regulatory support organization. McPeak was recently elected to the post during the …

People – East

Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, has appointed Jeffrey Updyke as regional manager for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the company’s commercial insurance division in North America. In this role, Updyke will be based …

People – East

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., the Worcester, Mass., based holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, has elected Jane D. Carlin to the company’s board of directors. Carlin is a senior executive with experience in information and cyber …

People – South Central

  State Auto’s Western Region added Bob McCarty as underwriting manager for the Central/South Texas area. He is based in Austin. McCarty has 30 years of insurance and management experience. He began his career in insurance after retiring from the U.S. …

People – Midwest

Gary J. Gruber has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Great American Insurance Co., effective Jan. 1, 2017. Gruber will become the 17th president in Great American’s 145-year history, assuming this title from Donald D. Larson, who will …

People – West

  AAA insurer, CSAA Insurance Group, has named Jeff Huebner chief risk officer. Huebner will be responsible for managing all aspects of enterprise risk for the company, including traditional risk management, reinsurance, corporate insurance and business resilience. Huebner joined CSAA …

People – Southeast

Columbia, S.C.-native Mark Askins, has joined Iroquois South as a regional manager for South Carolina and western North Carolina. Askins spent more than 20 years with The Hartford, most recently as their Richmond, Va., branch manager. Askins began his career …

People – South Central

Teri Brinson, executive vice president of M.D. Jensvold & Co. Inc. in Houston, has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association (TSLA). Brinson was installed at TSLA’s 61st Annual Meeting held Nov 14 in Austin. She took over …

People – East

Henderson Brothers Inc., a Pittsburgh, Penn., based independent broker, has hired Braden Brodsky as a senior financial analyst in the employee benefits department. In this role, Brodsky will use his three years of industry experience to monitor clients’ financial performance …

People – Midwest

Cleveland, Ohio-based Oswald Companies appointed Jennifer Morrissey chief information officer. She becomes the first person to hold this position in Oswald’s 123-year history. Morrissey joins Oswald with more than 18 years of progressive experience directing the strategic information technology initiatives …

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