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Massachusetts-Headquartered Rogers & Gray Insurance Hires Rossi

Rogers & Gray Insurance, a Kingston, Mass.-headquartered independent insurance agency, has hired Joe Rossi as a flood specialist. Rossi formed the non-profit Marshfield Citizens Coastal Coalition (MCCC) in February of 2012, seeking stronger citizen representation of coastal issues. The MCCC …

Gorst & Compass Names Gaines Personal Lines Underwriter in California

Gorst & Compass Insurance has promoted Brenna Gaines to personal lines underwriter in its San Diego, Calif. office. Gaines has been with Gorst & Compass for three years and has been in the industry for 12 years. Her previous title …

Great American Insurance Group Promotes Kornesczuk

Great American Insurance Group has promoted Jane Kornesczuk to divisional president of its Executive Liability Division. The division is based in Schaumburg, Ill. Kornesczuk joined Great American in 1990 as a senior underwriter. She was named chief underwriting officer of …

Oswald Cos. Names Sandusky Global Casualty Practice Leader

Oswald Companies, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has appointed Suzanne Sandusky as global casualty practice leader for property/casualty. Sandusky will lead the independent insurance brokerage firm’s national and international casualty strategy. Sandusky has 25 years of experience in designing unique casualty …

Massachusetts-Headquartered Sullivan Insurance Group Hires Deluca

Sullivan Insurance Group, a Worcester, Mass.-headquartered full-service insurance and risk management firm, has hired Lauren L. Deluca to its commercial lines department. Deluca has worked in the insurance industry for 13 years, most recently at Insurance Marketing Agency. She is …

RiskProNet International Elects Forrester to Board of Directors

George J. Forrester, principal and senior vice president of the manufacturing division of AHT Insurance in Leesburg, Va., has been elected to the board of directors of RiskProNet International, a Menlo Park, Calif.-headquartered association of independent insurance brokers in North …

Insurance Information Institute Names Palmer as Head of Communications

Kristin S. Palmer has been named senior vice president and head of Communications at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Palmer was previously vice president, Media Relations, for the AARP, a nonprofit organization for retirees with nearly 38 million members. During her time at AARP, …

Maryland-Based Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company Promotes Adelman

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, a Towson, Md.-based provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has promoted Joan Adelman to vice president of legal services. In her new role, Adelman is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the legal department, including supervision of …

J.M. Wilson Adds Mahaffey as Assistant Underwriter in Ohio

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson has hired Seth Mahaffey as assistant transportation underwriter in Westerville, Ohio. Mahaffey responsible for quoting new and renewal transportation accounts, setting up and binding policies, assisting underwriters, and serving independent insurance …

Carlton, Lindsey Named Partners at Texas-Based Hotchkiss Insurance

Farrah Carlton and Gary Lindsey have been named partners at Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance. Carlton has been with Hotchkiss for more than 20 years, receiving several promotions during her career with the firm.  She currently serves as the vice president of …