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Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Elects Costello to Executive Committee

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) has announced that John Costello has been elected as an at-large executive committee member. In this role, Costello will work to provide general direction and guidance as a member of the IIABA executive …

Massachusetts’ The Hanover Insurance Group Hires Farber

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., a Worcester, Mass. based holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, has appointed Jeffrey M. Farber as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Farber succeeds Eugene M. Bullis, who has served as …

Coface Appoints Murer as New Jersey Based CEO of North America

Coface, a French trade credit insurer, has appointed Fredrik Murer as CEO of its North America region, which is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey. In his new role, Murer will report to Group CEO Xavier Durand. Murer is replacing …

John Hancock Names Watters a Director

The Board of Directors of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company has elected Linda A. Watters as a director at its recent board meeting. John Hancock is the Boston, Mass., headquartered U.S. division of Manulife Financial of Toronto. Watters has served …

Burns & Wilcox Names CRC’s Fuhrman to Retail Agency National Relationship Post

H.W. Kaufman Financial Group and Burns & Wilcox announced that Marc Fuhrman will join the firm in a new role as national relationship manager. Fuhrman, based in Los Angeles, formerly served as senior vice president of National Agency Relations at …

AF Group Names AIG’s Kuss as Sr. VP, Chief Claims Officer

AF Group, based in Lansing, Michigan, hired Jeff Kuss as senior vice president and chief claims officer. Kuss will lead a team responsible for claims administration, investigative services, medical management, large loss, subrogation and workers’ compensation practices for the organization. …

Worldwide Facilities Taps Perry As a Broker in Arizona

Worldwide Facilities LLC has added Aaron Perry to its team of brokers in Phoenix, Ariz. He focuses on construction and manufacturing. Perry has six years of wholesale insurance experience. He was previously with firms including Horizon Risk Insurance Services Inc., …

SIAA Forms New Master Agency in California, Names Three to Staff Office

Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance announced the formation of a new master agency in support of planned growth in the northern California region. Strategic Independent Insurance Agency Solutions is headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., and will service member agencies across 19 …

Changes at the Top of Hub International: Cohen, Gulliver, Lineker

Insurance broker Hub International Limited (HUB) has named Marc Cohen, currently regional president of HUB East Region, as president of HUB International as part of a restructuring of top management. Cohen will replace Richard Gulliver, currently president of HUB International, …

Massachusetts Based XS Brokers Hires Kent to Connecticut Office

XS Brokers, a Quincy, Mass., headquartered independent insurance brokerage, has hired Jason Kent as a broker in the firm’s Connecticut office. His hiring comes as the firm has seen continued growth in its Connecticut, New York and New Jersey territories, …