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Olson to Lead the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia as CEO

Betsy K. Olson was appointed chief executive officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia after a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors on July 29, 2015. Olson will take the reins on September 1. “Betsy is intimately familiar …

James Appointed Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has appointed Sha’Ron James as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 3. The role of Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate is to independently and ardently represent the needs of policyholders when insurance decisions are made. …

IMA of Dallas Adds Madsen as VP, Account Executive

Independent insurance broker, IMA of Dallas, has hired Katie Madsen as vice president and account executive to oversee commercial property and casualty coverage. Madsen has 10 years of industry experience. She has managed multiple Fortune 500 clients, earned multiple prestigious …

ACE Names North America Management Team for New Chubb

ACE Limited, which announced plans to acquire Chubb for $28 billion earlier this month, has designated a post-merger leadership team for the North American Insurance operations of the combined company. The North America leadership team for the company to be …

Compass Specialty Risk Ramos as Vice President of Transportation

Compass Specialty Risk Insurance Services LLC has named Desi Ramos vice president of transportation and practice leader. Ramos will spearhead the new office in Sacramento, Calif. Ramos has experience in the wholesale marketplace, most recently as transportation broker at Hull …

NAIA Hires Sherwood as Director of Marketing & Communications in Maine

North American Insurance Alliance (NAIA), an agency alliance based in Rangeley, Maine, hired Rebecca Sherwood as director of marketing and communications.

Wells Fargo Insurance Names Calvert Head of Client Experience in Colorado

Wells Fargo Insurance has named Chris Calvert head of its newly established client experience team. Calvert will lead a team focused on strengthening customer service. She is based in Highlands Ranch, Co., and she reports to Todd Wartchow, head of …

Crawford Names Daniel VP of U.S. Property & Casualty Client Development

Crawford & Company has named Dan Daniel as vice president, U.S. Property & Casualty client development. He formerly served as vice president of Catastrophe Services for U.S. Property & Casualty for the company. Daniel reports to Larry Thomas, CEO, U.S. …

J.M. Wilson Adds Transportation Underwriter to South Carolina Office

J.M. Wilson has added Kayley Dana to their Charleston, S.C., office as transportation underwriter. Dana is responsible for quoting new and renewal transportation risks, and serving independent insurance agents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Prior to joining …

Westfield Insurance Hires Roche as Group Procurement Leader

Westfield Insurance, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier based in Westfield Center, Ohio, has hired Brian Roche as its group procurement leader. In this position, Roche will assume overall responsibility for Westfield’s procurement strategy, including strategic sourcing practices, purchase-to-pay policies and …