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Suhr Names Dershimer Vice President of Employee Benefits in California

Suhr Risk Services has named Jed Dershimer vice president of employee benefits in San Jose, Calif. Dershimer previously worked at Hays Companies, ADP and Verizon, in addition to a lengthy prior stint with Suhr. He specializes in architecting and implementing …

MEMIC Hires Comer as Senior Production Underwriter in Virginia

Workers’ compensation insurer The MEMIC Group has hired Roger Comer as senior production underwriter to serve its agents in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Comer is based in The MEMIC Group’s Tysons Corner, Virginia, office.

Rhode Island’s OceanPoint Insurance Hires Porter as Director of Sales

OceanPoint Insurance Agency Inc. in Middletown, Rhode Island, has hired Christine Porter as director of sales.

McCunniff Joins Texas-Based Bailey Insurance & Risk Management

Mark McCunniff has joined Bailey Insurance & Risk Management in Waco, Texas, as a commercial lines producer. McCunniff received his Risk Management & Insurance degree from Baylor University and spent three years as a middle market underwriter with The Hartford …

Marsh Appoints Leimkuhler to Be Next CFO, Succeeding Malvasio

Global insurance broker Marsh has appointed Courtney Leimkuhler to the role of chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2015.

EPIC in California adds Walker as Director of Healthcare Compliance

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Christopher Walker director of healthcare compliance and associate general counsel in employee benefits. Walker will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco, Calif. headquarters and will report to Dan Crawford, executive vice president and general counsel. Walker …

EPIC Co-founder Dan Francis to Leave the California Firm

San Francisco, Calif.-based Edgewood Partners Insurance Center Co-founder and Executive Chairman Dan Francis is leaving, the firm announced on Tuesday. His departure is effective Nov. 1, according to EPIC. “In leaving EPIC, I’ve decided to begin a new journey outside of insurance that …

Reiff Appointed to Head Lockton Benefit Group

Kansas City, Mo.-based Lockton named Bob Reiff to lead Lockton Benefit Group, the broker’s global employee benefits consulting business. Reiff will succeed Mike Brewer, president of Lockton Benefit Group since 2004, who is retiring at the end of the year. …

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

Guerena Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in Southern California

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Ron Guerena senior account executive and vice president in the firm’s Southern California property/casualty practice. Guerena will work on building the practice’s client base. His focus will be on larger complex clients. Prior to Woodruff-Sawyer, …