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Fireman’s Fund’s Rippley Named VP Commercial Lines at AAIS

Leslie Rippley, who has 25 years’ experience, nearly all of it with major carriers, is the new vice president of commercial lines for the American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS), the national property/casualty advisory organization. Rippley is joining AAIS from …

Marsh Appoints Wood as Southeast Partnership Leader in Atlanta

Marsh has appointed Julie Wood as Southeast Partnership leader based in Atlanta. In this role, Wood is responsible for ensuring the delivery of Marsh’s advisory and transactional services to clients throughout its Southeast Partnership, which includes Marsh’s Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala., …

Main Street America Names Randle as Director of Distribution

The Main Street America Group has appointed Dave Randle as director of distribution management. He replaces Chris Cox, who was recently named president of Main Street America’s new Florida Region. Randle will be responsible for developing the distribution strategy with …

Lockton Hires Gelot as Senior VP in New York

Lockton Companies hired Marie-France Gelot as senior vice president and insurance claims counsel with the Lockton Financial Services Group. Gelot is based in Lockton’s New York office.

J.M. Wilson Adds Farr as P/C Underwriter in Missouri

Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson added Andrea Farr in its Kansas City, Mo., office, as a property/casualty underwriter. Farr will serve independent insurance agents in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. Prior to joining J.M. Wilson, Farr was an underwriting …

EPIC Adds Pino as Producer in Nevada, Opens New Office

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has added Courtney Pino as a commercial insurance broker/producer and has moved into its new Reno, Nev. offices. Pino will be responsible for new business development and the design and management of insurance and risk management …

IFG Companies Adds DeCouto as VP of Primary Property Unit in Atlanta

IFG Companies has named Sophia J. DeCouto as vice president and head of the Primary Property Unit within its Brokerage Property Division. DeCouto comes to IFG Companies with experience in excess and surplus lines property underwriting, including primary property, shared …

Florida-Based Orchid Underwriters Appoints Lynda Butler As CFO

Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency, LLC, a specialty underwriter of property insurance focusing on coastal properties, has named Lynda Butler as chief financial officer. She will also become a member of the Executive Management Committee at Orchid, along with Chairman Ken …

CoVerica Agency Alliance Hires Sterlacci as Regional VP

CoVerica Agency Alliance, based in Dallas, has added Chris Sterlacci as regional vice president. Sterlacci will work with Regional Vice President Ashley Fox and more than 50 independent insurance agencies to help enroll new partners and support existing members with …

Henderson Brothers Announces 3 New Hires in Pittsburgh

Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced the following three new hires. Michael Freas joined Henderson Brothers as financial analyst in the Benefits Department. Freas will analyze claim activity, provide regular reporting, and project healthcare …