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Hull & Company Taps Azer in Southern California

Hull & Company Inc. has named Sherif Azer a commercial underwriter/broker in its Irvine, Calif. office. Azer focuses on commercial lines with the placement of E&S brokerage and MGA risks. Azer began his insurance career at Bass Underwriters in Culver …

The Hartford Names Sprague to Lead Personal Lines

The Hartford Financial Services Group has named Ray Sprague executive vice president, Personal Lines, effective immediately. Sprague will report to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. He is based in the company’s Hartford, Connecticut, headquarters.

LP Insurance Taps Hicks for Northern Nevada Team

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Terrin Hicks to its northern Nevada sales team. Hicks is responsible for developing new business relationships, and retaining and servicing existing clients. Hicks, formerly an assistant store leader at Scheels Sporting Goods, …

Talbert Named CEO of Texas-Based Insurors Indemnity Cos.

Waco, Texas-based Insurors Indemnity Companies named Dave Talbert as president and chief executive officer effective March 1. Talbert joined Insurors Indemnity in February 2014 with more than 25 years of industry experience, having previously been president and CEO of Hochheim Prairie …

Former Penn. Commissioner Consedine Joins Transamerica to Lead Gov’t Affairs

Transamerica, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, has appointed former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael F. Consedine as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and executive director of government affairs.

Mattax Confirmed as Texas Insurance Commissioner

The appointment of David Mattax as Texas Insurance Commissioner has been confirmed by the Texas Senate, the insurance department reported. Mattax was appointed to the job by Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 21. He was appointed earlier in January by …

LP Insurance in Nevada Names Marini Sales Executive

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Tony Marini to its northern Nevada sales team beginning Sept. 1. Marini, the current executive director of Hot August Nights, will be joining LP Insurance as a sales executive after the conclusion …

Rhode Island’s Risco Insurance Brokerage Hires Giuliani as Assistant VP

Risco Insurance Brokerage Inc. has hired Christina Giuliani as assistant vice president and wholesale broker for the New England Territory. She is based in Risco’s East Providence, Rhode Island, office and will also work out of the Fort Myers, Florida, …

New Jersey’s Selective Insurance Hires Eden as Head of Commercial Lines

Selective Insurance Group Inc. in Branchville, New Jersey, has hired Douglas T. Eden as executive vice president, head of commercial lines. Eden will assume responsibility for all aspects of standard commercial lines operations, including all regional management.

New Claims Consulting Firm Opening in Dallas

Nelson Claims Consulting LLC announced the formation of a highly specialized consulting group focused on providing management services to insurance carriers, policyholders and legal teams for all components of complex and high value contents claims, dispute resolution and litigation support. …