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Massachusetts’ Arbella Insurance Group Promotes Mann

The Arbella Insurance Group, a Quincy, Mass.-headquartered regional property and casualty insurance company, has promoted Ellen Mann to assistant vice president of human resources. Reporting to Gayle O’Connell, executive vice president, Mann will oversee Arbella’s human resources strategy, including talent …

Brightway Chairman Miller Announces Changes to Top Leadership Positions

Brightway Insurance Co-Founder and Chairman David Miller has announced he will transition to executive chairman and Michael Miller, formerly vice chairman and co-founder, will take over as chairman of the Florida-based company. David Miller announced the change in the company’s …

Pennsylvania Selects Commissioner Miller to Lead Department of Human Services

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has selected Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to lead the state’s Department of Human Services, effective August 21. He simultaneously announced in an email to state employees that Jessica Altman will serve as Miller’s replacement to lead …

Carlton Fields Hires Silverman to New York Office

Carlton Fields has hired Alex B. Silverman to its New York office as an associate. Silverman will practice in the firm’s Property and Casualty Insurance practice group. Silverman represents insurance companies in complex risks and coverage-related disputes involving multimillion-dollar general …

New Jersey’s New Day Underwriting Names Webb AVP in Construction Division

New Day Underwriting Managers, a Hamilton, N.J.-based specialty intermediary of environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages, has named Bill Webb assistant vice president in the Construction Division. As an expert in architects and engineers (A&E), contractor’s professional liability (CPrL) …

J.M. Wilson Adds Bailey as Asst. Transportation Underwriter in Michigan

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Mitchell Bailey as assistant transportation underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Bailey is responsible for quoting new and renewal transportation accounts, setting up and binding policies, assisting underwriters, and …

Massachusetts’ Partners Insurance Group Promotes McDonald

Partners Insurance Group LLC, a Swansea, Mass.-headquartered independent insurance agency with eight locations in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has promoted Michelle McDonald to vice president. McDonald joined Partners Insurance Group in 2014 and has more than ten years of …

Strayhan Promoted to Producer/Broker in USG’s Troy, Michigan Office

USG has promoted Mark Strayhan to insurance producer/broker for the Troy, Mich., office. He formerly held the title of associate producer/broker. Strayhan will continue building his book of business and agency retail network. Strayhan joined the USG team in 2016 …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Hamilton to Branch Manager in Ohio

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Andrew Hamilton to branch manager in its Westerville, Ohio, office. Hamilton will plan the operations of the office, coordinate the staff, and work towards building relationships to foster growth …

Georgia State Senator, Agency VP Martin Elected Chairman of PIA Southern Alliance

Georgia District 9 State Senator and Vice President of Hood Insurance Agency in Lawrenceville, Ga., P.K. Martin was elected by members of the Professional Insurance Agents Southern Alliance to serve as chairman at their annual meeting. Originally founded in 1937 …