Verne Cadwell has been named vice president of the crop hail division at Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. located in Grinnell, Iowa.
Cadwell’s promotion follows a 12-year career at Grinnell Mutual, where he has served as crop hail claims manager.
Cadwell entered the insurance industry nearly 20 years ago. Prior to his position at Grinnell Mutual he worked as a crop hail adjuster and insurance agent. He currently serves on the National Crop Insurance Services’ (NCIS) Crop Hail Policy, Procedures and Loss Adjustment Committee. Cadwell replaces Shirley Linn, who retired as vice president after a 28-year career at Grinnell Mutual.
Retail insurance brokerage IMA Inc. added Mark Rogers in Wichita, Kan., as a business development executive. He is responsible for business development and client retention, with a focus on employee benefit solutions and health risk management.
Rogers previously worked as a sales manager for a regional health insurance carrier. He serves on the board of directors for the Wichita Area Health Underwriters.
Risk Sciences Group, a provider of risk management information systems (RMIS) and related analytics services, named Kathy Longueil national sales executive in its Schaumberg, Ill., office.
Longueil has 17 years of industry experience. She comes to RSG from American Family Insurance, where she earned multiple top sales awards. Prior to American Family Insurance, Longueil directed teams in Zurich’s legal, sales and project management offices.
Insurance brokerage firm Hylant Group, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, added Lynn Ambrose to its executive risk practice. Based in Hylant’s Chicago office, Ambrose will be primarily responsible for servicing publicly traded companies and managing professional lines of business.
Ambrose brings more than 20 years of executive risk expertise to the practice. Prior to joining Hylant Group, she was a principal of the management risk practice at Integro Insurance Brokers and a senior vice president at Marsh & McLennan.
Hylant Group also tapped wellness professional Jerid Baxter to lead its growing health and wellness practice.
Baxter brings more than 20 years of health and wellness expertise to the family-owned insurance brokerage. Prior to joining Hylant Group, he developed and piloted innovative health and wellness programs at Healthways Inc. He also worked in a number of leadership positions at Harris HealthTrends Inc., a Toledo-based provider of nationwide health management services.
Philip Warth, CEO of FNIC, is now chairman and CEO of FNIC’S parent company, Mutual Insurers Holding Co. Robert White succeeds Warth as president and CEO of First Nonprofit Insurance Co. David Turner has been appointed executive vice president of FNIC.
Warth has served as president and CEO of First Nonprofit since 1992, and has overseen the expansion of the First Nonprofit family of companies — including First Nonprofit Cos., a nationwide alternative unemployment tax solution for nonprofits; First Nonprofit Insurance Agency, which offers property/casualty, life/health and accident insurance; and Human Services Co., a program administration and financial consulting services provider.
White joined First Nonprofit in 2009 as vice president of brokerage services and was subsequently promoted to senior vice president and chief of staff. Prior to joining FNIC, White was CEO of Alliance Mutual Insurance Co.
Turner brings 35 years of insurance and real estate experience to First Nonprofit. He reports to White and oversees a broad spectrum of functions including underwriting, risk management, claims and FNIC’s brokerage arm.
The Rockhill Insurance Group hired Garick Zillgitt as vice president of marketing and business development.
Zillgitt has nearly 30 years of wide-ranging industry experience with insurers, reinsurers and brokers, and will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening Rockhill’s producer relationships as well as seeking and developing new business opportunities.
Rockhill is a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-based State Auto Group.
Itasca, Ill.-based Euclid Insurance Services Inc. (Euclid) has hired Daniel Aronowitz and four other specialty insurance experts to form Euclid Specialty Managers LLC (Euclid Specialty), a program administration company that manages specialty insurance programs focused on the organized labor affinity insurance market.
Aronowitz, who will lead Euclid Specialty, is the former president of Ullico Casualty Co.
Other team members include: Douglas R. Dvorak, chief claims officer; Marty Gelhaus, chief underwriting officer — commercial lines; John V. O’Brien, chief marketing officer; and Michael Saa, chief underwriting officer — professional liability.
Euclid Specialty Managers will maintain offices in McLean, Va. and New York City.
Founded in 1952, Euclid Insurance Services Inc. is a family-owned, full-service agency, managing general agent and underwriting manager and claims administrator with annual revenues in excess of $20 million.