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RIC Names Reese as Business Development Manager in Southern California

RIC Insurance General Agency has named Jason Reese a business development manager. Reese will work with retail insurance brokers and agents in San Diego and Orange County. Reese was a business development manager at Method Insurance Services Inc., specializing in …

MJ Insurance Adds Glissmeyer in Arizona

MJ Insurance has named Melissa Glissmeyer a risk management consultant in the Phoenix, Ariz. office. Glissmeyer will be part of the commercial insurance and risk management department and be responsible for driving sales and service. Glissmeyer previously was a fire …

Montana Will Take Over Deadly Asbestos Cleanup Site

The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure has entered a new phase as officials turn their focus to keeping residents safe over the long term. The five-member …

Final Lawsuit Settled in Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago, killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others, has reached a settlement with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the …

2 Wildfires In Northern California Destroy or Damage Multiple Homes

Authorities say multiple homes and other structures have been destroyed or damaged in two wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Northern California. Fire officials in Auburn northeast of Sacramento said flames that erupted Saturday afternoon damaged several structures. …

RMS Names Dailey to Lead U.S. Inland Flood Model in California

RMS has named Pete Dailey vice president to lead flood model development in its California headquarters. Dailey will oversee the upcoming release of the RMS U.S. Inland Flood Mode, and he will lead the development of modeling tools. Dailey, an …

New Bridge Design Tested by Nevada Quake Lab Following Mexico Quake

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab this week tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 6 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended six more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of suspended providers to 38. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of …

Heffernan Names Grootendorst Branch Manager in Oregon

Heffernan Insurance Brokers has promoted Brenda Grootendorst to branch manager of the firm’s Portland, Ore. Grootendorst, who is a senior vice president in the firm, has more than 30 years of insurance and risk management. Grootendorst was a principal shareholder …

Woodruff-Sawyer Names Kyle Vice President in Oregon

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Brandi Kyle vice president in employee benefits in the firm’s Portland, Ore. office. Kyle has 15 years of insurance experience. She was previously with Wells Fargo Insurance as an employee benefits consultant. She was a …

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