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XS Brokers Hires Walker as Marketing Rep in Connecticut Office

XS Brokers, a wholesale agency based in Quincy, Massachusetts, has hired Joyce Walker as marketing representative.

Virginia-Based Brokerage Rutherfoord’s Chairman Announces Retirement

Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr., chairman of insurance brokerage Rutherfoord, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company, announced his retirement after more than 40 years of leadership and service at the Richmond, Virginia-based firm.

Westfield Insurance Taps Neate to Lead National Underwriting Office

Westfield Insurance, a super-regional property and casualty insurance carrier based in Westfield Center, Ohio, has promoted Kristine Neate to the new role of national underwriting office leader. In this position, Neate will assume overall responsibility for reviewing and refining the …

LaRocco to Take Over as State Auto President, CEO in May

Ohio-based State Auto Financial Corporation and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto Mutual) hired Michael E. LaRocco as president and chief executive officer. LaRocco officially takes over the duties of current President and CEO Robert P. Restrepo Jr. on …

Mullis Newby Hurst Adds Reed as Account Executive

Texas-based Mullis Newby Hurst LP, which specializes in construction insurance and surety bonds in the Southwest, recently hired Doug Reed as an account executive. Previously Reed was director of business development for Chem Can Services LLC and a financial representative …

Main Street America Appoints Cox to Lead New Florida Region

The Main Street America Group has appointed Chris Cox as president of the carrier’s newly created Florida Region. Main Street America’s primary brand in Florida is Old Dominion Insurance Co. Florida has become Main Street America’s second largest state with …

J.M. Wilson Announces Staff Changes in Illinois

Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has promoted Jenna Caschetta to property/casualty underwriter in its Arlington Heights, Ill., office and added Gerry McCabe as P/C underwriter. Caschetta is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property …

Goodwin Named President of Republic Indemnity in California

Encino, Calif.-based Republic Indemnity Company of America has named Allen Goodwin president. He succeeds Dwayne Marioni, who retired earlier in early March. Goodwin joined the company in 2011 as senior vice president of California operations. Prior to joining Republic Indemnity, …

Massachusetts Insurance Federation Appoints Murphy as Executive Director

The Massachusetts Insurance Federation has named John P. Murphy as its new executive director, effective March 23. He succeeds James T. Harrington, who retired from the post in February.

Liberty Mutual Names Russell Federal Public Affairs Officer

Christopher Y. Russell has joined the Liberty Mutual Insurance office in Washington, D.C. as senior public affairs officer, focusing on federal issues. Russell brings federal public affairs experience, having spent 14 years working for the U.S. House of Representatives where …