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People – Midwest

POWERS Insurance and Benefits, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., promoted Amy Simkins to commercial account manager. Simkins previously served as POWERS Insurance and Benefits’ accounting specialist. POWERS Insurance and Benefits provides personal and business insurance, surety, risk management and employee …

People – West

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Aptus Risk Solutions Inc. has named Gary Evans vice president of sales and business development. Evans has 20 years of experience in sales and client service with various risk consulting and technology firms. He previously was with …

People – South Central

TDECU, based in Lake Jackson, Texas, has added Deana Wooley to the team at TDECU Insurance Agency LLC. Wooley will be responsible for serving members in the Gulf Coast region, specializing in personal lines insurance. A licensed agent, she has …

People – Southeast

Brentwood Services Administrators (BSA), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has hired Stephanie Bryant as senior claim representative in the Brentwood office. The company also announced it has promoted LaTronya Roberts on its Tennessee Claims Department team to the position of claim …

People – East

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., a Worcester, Mass.-based holding company for several property and casualty insurance firms, has announced the September resignation of Andrew S. Robinson, executive vice president and president of specialty insurance. His resignation will take effect September …

People – West

Wesley J. Kinder was a California insurance commissioner who served during a turbulent time. Kinder, a resident of La Habra, Calif., died on July 25 at age 94. “He was a great guy. He was the best boss,” said Roger …

People – South Central

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) posthumously honored Ron Lawson, former vice president at the Republic Group in Dallas, with the Raymond Mauk Leadership Award during the group’s 24th Annual ICT Mid-Year Property and Casualty Symposium in Austin. Lawson died in October …

People – East

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed Michael Pieciak as the commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), replacing Susan Donegan. Pieciak was previously deputy commissioner of DFR’s securities division. Donegan, who was commissioner since 2013, announced in March that …

People – Southeast

Worldwide Facilities has appointed Bob McAuley as regional president. He is based out of the company’s Atlanta office. Prior to joining Worldwide Facilities, McAuley spent the past five years with RT Specialty in Atlanta. McAuley was a founder of McAuley …

People – Midwest

Insurance brokerage USI Insurance Services (USI) appointed David A. Nurre president, employee benefits for the Cincinnati, Ohio, office. Nurre has more than 17 years of industry experience and has been with USI Insurance Services since 1998. He holds the Certified Employee …

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