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Allied Insurance Brokers Promotes Mason to Senior VP in Pittsburgh

Allied Insurance Brokers, a retail property/casualty broker based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has promoted Sue Mason to senior vice president. Mason heads Allied’s Client Services and Marketing department. With Allied since 2008, Mason most recently served as vice president and will …

N.Y. Gov. Announces 3 Appointments to Department of Financial Services

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced three appointments to the state Department of Financial Services. These appointments follow Cuomo’s recent nomination of Maria Vullo to serve as the superintendent of DFS. Matthew L. Levine has been appointed executive …

World Insurance Associates Acquires Alamo Insurance in New Jersey

World Insurance Associates LLC, an independent agency based in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, announced that it has acquired Alamo Insurance Services Inc. of Toms River, New Jersey. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Alamo Insurance Services acquisition is …

Agents Say Blizzard Losses Relatively Light So Far

A massive blizzard, unofficially named Winter Storm Jonas by the Weather Channel, swept through the East Coast over the Jan. 23-24 weekend. The storm brought heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. But as …

Hub International Northeast Announces 2 Promotions

Hub International Northeast, a division of Hub International Limited, has promoted Steven Guthart to president of Brooklyn, New York, operations. Prior to this new appointment, Guthart was senior vice president with the firm. Holding nearly 30 years of experience in …

New York Man Gets 15 Years for No-Fault Insurance, Stock Fraud Scheme

A Long Island, New York, man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors’ lives. Mikhail Zemlyansky, 39, was led out of a Manhattan courtroom Thursday, Jan. 28, in shackles …

NOAA: Recent Northeast Winter Storm 4th Most Powerful Since 1950

The Jan. 22-24 blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced. The agency gave the storm a rating of 7.66 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact …

Tompkins Insurance Acquires Shepard, Maxwell & Hale in New York

Tompkins Financial Corporation, a financial services company headquartered in Ithaca, New York, announced that its insurance agency subsidiary, Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc., has acquired Shepard, Maxwell & Hale Insurance in upstate New York. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Maryland Officials Confident of Snowstorm Disaster Aid

Last weekend’s brutal snowstorm pummeled Maryland from the Atlantic coast to the West Virginia border, costing government agencies much more than the minimum requirement for a federal disaster declaration, the state’s emergency management chief said. The state aims to submit …

Wal-Mart Ordered to Pay New Hampshire Pharmacist $31M in Bias Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions. The Concord, New Hampshire, …

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