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Belcher Becomes COO of Cooperative of American Physicians in California

Cindy Belcher has been promoted to chief operating officer of Los Angeles, Calif.-based Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. Her promotion coincides with the announcement by CEO James L. Weidner that he will retire effective March 1, 2015 after 20 years …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

Topa In California Names Manzitto Executive Vice President

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Topa Insurance Group named Anthony Manzitto executive vice president and chief underwriting officer. Manzitto will be accountable for profit and growth goals, reinsurance, marketing, product pricing, underwriting rules, processes and efficiencies, new product development, programs systems efficiencies …

In New Mexico, Arizona Fire Danger and Drought Spark Fireworks Concerns

The fire season has been relatively mild across the West this year, but officials in New Mexico and Arizona are doing what they can to rein in the use of fireworks given the dry conditions plaguing both states. New Mexico …

Quake Widely Felt In Arizona, New Mexico

A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported. County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone …

Hub Names Corbett Senior Vice President in California

Hub International Insurance Services Inc. named Jay Corbett as a senior vice president of the commercial division based in Folsom, Calif. In addition to his commercial brokerage production role, Corbett will serve as the site manager in the Folsom office. …

Johansson to Head Wood Gutmann & Bogart’s Surety Division in California

Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers has hired Erik Johansson to head its new division, Performance Bonding Surety & Insurance Brokerage L.P. Johansson will serve as president of the division. He has written bonds on five continents, and has more …

USG Names O’Brien as Production Manager in Southern California

USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and managing general agent, named Jenny O’Brien as production manager in commercial lines for the Irvine, Calif. office. O’Brien joined USG in 2012 as a producer/broker. She began her career in the insurance …

Uber Faces Operational Setback in New Mexico

New Mexico regulators have denied a temporary operating permit for ridesharing company Uber. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to withhold the permit from Uber Technologies. Commissioners say they could not grant the …

Seattle Archdiocese to Pay $12M for Abuse Claims

The Seattle Catholic Archdiocese says it has agreed to pay $12.1 million to settle 30 sexual abuse claims filed by men who say they were abused decades ago at two archdiocesan schools operated by the Christian Brothers religious order. The …

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