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tKg Wholesale Brokerage Hires Wischnowsky as an Account Executive

tKg Wholesale Brokerage has hired Matt Wischnowsky as an account executive focused on professional liability. Wischnowsky brings more than ten years of experience to the position. Most recently, Wischnowsky served as the managing director of GT Pro, a division of …

State Auto’s Clark Named CEO of GuideOne Insurance

West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has named Jessica E. Clark as the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO). Bringing nearly 20 years of leadership experience in property and casualty insurance, Clark assumes her new role on June 12. She succeeds …

BenefitMall in Dallas Names Gomes Executive VP, Benefits Sales

Dallas-based BenefitMall, a provider of employee benefits, human resources and payroll products and services, has reappointed Michael Gomes as executive vice president, Benefits Sales Division. Gomes will be responsible for all benefits sales and services, including group, self-funded, senior and individual in …

O’Brien Promoted to Controller at Wisconsin’s SECURA Insurance

Appleton, Wisconsin-based SECURA Insurance recently promoted Tim O’Brien to controller from assistant controller. O’Brien has been with the company for 15 years. He joined SECURA in 2002 as the accounting manager. He has held various roles within the Finance Division including …

IIABNY Installs HF&C’s MacDonald as Chairman of the Board

The Independent Insurance Agent & Broker Association of New York (IIABNY) installed Richard MacDonald as chairman of the board on May 11, 2017. IIABNY exists to fulfill the educational, political, and business interests of more than 1,750 independent agencies and …

Maine’s Clark Insurance Appoints Ellis and Fifield as Senior Account Executives

Clark Insurance, a Portland, Maine-based independent insurance agency, has appointed Joshua Ellis and Joshua Fifield as senior account executives in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance. Ellis joined Clark in 2009 after serving as a claim adjuster for workers’ …

Pennsylvania’s IA&B Announces New CEO Following Russell’s Retirement

Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B), a Mechanicsburg, Penn.-based professional trade association, will have a new president and CEO at the helm beginning in January 2018. Deputy CEO and Counsel Jason Ernest will take the reins from Rick Russell, who will …

MEMIC Names Bourque as President, CEO Following Leonard’s Retirement

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine-based workers’ compensation specialist, has named company veteran Michael P. Bourque as its president and CEO to replace John T. Leonard, who is retiring later this year. Bourque, who has worked for the company for …

Hub Northeast Hires Willis Towers Watson’s Collins in New York

Hub International Northeast (Hub Northeast), a subsidiary of Hub International Limited (Hub),  has hired Paul Collins as president and CEO. Based in Manhattan, Collins will be responsible for overseeing all retail and wholesale operations for the Northeast region of Hub, …

Minnesota Independent Agents Honor SFM’s Happe with Company Rep Award

The Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers (MIIAB) recently honored SFM Risk Solutions Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mike Happe with the group’s “Company Representative of the Year” award. This award is presented annually by the association upon …