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Russell Named President, CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance

Mark C. Russell has been tapped as the next president and chief executive officer of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, succeeding the company’s current retiring leader Jim Kennedy. Russell comes to Ohio Mutual from Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, where he has …

Palmer & Cay Re-Enters Texas, Taps McClure as President

Independent insurance broker Palmer & Cay has re-formed operations in Dallas, Texas, and named Howard H. McClure III as president of Palmer & Cay of Texas LLC. Georgia-based Palmer & Cay first entered the Texas market in 1999 but the …

Lodge Joins Roach Howard Smith & Barton as AVP

Lynn Lodge joined Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm Roach Howard Smith & Barton as assistant vice president of Employee Benefits. In her role as account executive for the Employee Benefits department, she is responsible for supporting new business production through …

Treend Named Executive VP at Britton Gallagher

Privately owned insurance brokerage Britton Gallagher, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has tapped Eric Treend to serve as executive vice president of its expanding Recreation & Attractions Division. To support the expansion, Britton Gallagher has added staff to the division including …

IMA Names Heller Chief Technology and Operating Officer in Colorado

The IMA Financial Group Inc. has named Robin Heller its chief technology and operating officer in Denver, Colo. In the newly created role, Heller will oversee strategic technology development. Prior to IMA Heller was president and CEO of The Leadership …

GEICO Promotes Florida-Based Rogers to Senior Vice President

George Rogers has been promoted to senior vice president at GEICO. Rogers’ new responsibilities include oversight for GEICO’s southeast and Midwest operations in addition to his current duties as vice president of GEICO’s regional operations in Lakeland, Fla. Rogers joined …

Maryland’s Chesapeake Employers Promotes Johnson to Director

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in Maryland, promoted Tammy Johnson to director of the Strategic Business Unit.

Crystal & Co. Names Drew Managing Director in California

Peggy Drew has joined Crystal & Co.’s commercial property/casualty department as managing director. Drew will also serve as the team leader for the firm’s Los Angeles, Calif. office. Her responsibilities include the development, administration and execution of account service strategies …

Berkshire Hathaway Guard Taps Martinez in California

Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance Cos. has named Mark Martinez senior field representative. Martinez will help promote growth in Southern California. In this capacity, he is responsible for identifying prospects for appointments while providing information about available resources and new developments …

Florida’s Brightway Insurance Hires Azar as VP of Customer Experience

The Jacksonville, Florida-based Brightway Insurance hired Kristine Azar as vice president of customer experience.