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People – Southeast

Florida-based The Villages Insurance has added Naomi Peeples to its Mulberry Grove location. Peeples, formerly located in the Agency’s Spanish Springs office, is a state certified Personal Lines advisor specializing in home, auto and golf car insurance needs. Peeples began …

People – Midwest

Terry Miller has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer at Bloomington, Minn.-based SFM Mutual Insurance Co. Miller was the company’s original controller. He rose through the ranks in his 30-plus years at SFM to become vice president of …

People – West

Phoenix, Ariz.-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. named Marc E. Schmittlein president and chief executive officer. Schmittlein will replace President and CEO Donald A. Smith, Jr., who previously announced his plans to retire effective July 1 after 16 years as the …

People – East

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York (IIABNY) announced that president and CEO Richard Poppa will retire at the end of 2016 after leading the association for 20 years. Poppa has served as IIABNY’s chief staff executive officer since 1996. Prior …

People – South Central

LevelFirst, a wholesale insurance broker and MGA binding facility owned by IIAT Services Co., appointed Rhonda Fomby as vice president. Fomby assumes the responsibility of underwriting new business opportunities with the MGA Binding Authority Division. In addition, she will broker …

People – Midwest

Great American Insurance Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, promoted Lisa A. Hays to vice president and chief actuary of Great American’s Property and Casualty Group. She will succeed John Doellman who is retiring in May. Hays has more than 25 …

People – Southeast

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants (EPIC), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced that Stephen McKenzie has joined the firm’s Employee Benefits Consulting team in Atlanta. Joining as a Benefits consultant, McKenzie brings six years of employee benefits experience …

People – West

Gary Petrosino joined Lockton as chief operating officer of the global insurance broker’s Pacific operations in the U.S. Petrosino will be responsible for leading a team of more than 500 associates in the California offices of Los Angeles, San Francisco, …

People – East

Susan L. Donegan, who has been serving as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) for past three years, will step down from her position on June 30. Donegan has met with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and then informed …

People – South Central

Craig Dunn has been selected to lead the Dallas office of AmWINS Brokerage of Texas. He succeeds Todd Teitell, who is retiring after having served as office president since 1997. Prior to being promoted to this role, Dunn was a …

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