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Roach Howard Smith & Barton Adds Tucker in Fort Worth

Brian Tucker joined independent insurance agency, Roach Howard Smith & Barton, as an assistant vice president in its Fort Worth, Texas, office. As a commercial property and casualty insurance sales executive, Tucker is a fourth generation producer for the agency. …

Pinnacol Names Gonzales VP of Medical Operations and Healthcare Strategy

Pinnacol Assurance has named Karyn Gonzales as the company’s new vice president of medical operations and healthcare strategy. Gonzales will oversee the performance and delivery of all medical operations, including our established and experienced network of medical providers, SelectNet. She …

Leavitt Group Brings on Schiff in Montana

Leavitt Great West Insurance Services has hired Gwen Schiff to coordinate the stop loss procurement, placement, and claims oversight for partially self-funded clients. Schiff has 30 years in the insurance industry with an emphasis on health benefits and self-funded plans. …

Integro Hires 2 Executives From Wells Fargo in New York

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers announced the bolstering of its middle market presence with the addition of two experienced brokers: Anne Webb, a managing principal, and Keren von Schmidt, a principal. Both will be based in …

Guy Carpenter’s Bufkin Joins Hamilton USA

Hamilton Insurance Group today announced that Barbara C. Bufkin will be joining its U.S. operations, Hamilton USA, as executive vice president, Business Development. Reporting to Hamilton USA CEO Conan Ward, Bufkin will be responsible for distribution, marketing and sales strategies, …

Brown & Brown Names Abernathy Senior VP of Wholesale Unit

Florida-based insurance intermediary Brown & Brown Inc. has appointed J. Neal Abernathy as a senior vice president of its wholesale division. Abernathy will continue to serve as chairman of Decus Insurance Brokers Ltd., the London brokerage operation Brown & Brown …

Maguire Agency Adds Tretter as Commercial Lines Producer in Minnesota

Roseville, Minn.-based Maguire Agency, an independent insurance agency offering property/casualty, employee benefits and personal insurance lines, has added Aaron Tretter as a producer for its property/casualty commercial lines business. Tretter will serve businesses and nonprofit organizations operating in the aging …

Rhode Island’s Starkweather & Shepley Announces Promotions

Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. in East Providence, Rhode Island, recently announced the following promotions. David B. Soforenko has been promoted to sales manager of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage. In this role, he will oversee all retail sales …

Penn National CEO Shutts to Retire at Year’s End

Penn National Insurance in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, recently reported that President and CEO Kenneth R. Shutts has announced his planned retirement date of Dec. 31, 2014, capping a career spanning 35 years with the company. Shutts was appointed as president in …

EPIC Names McClellan Regional Director in Southern California

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Tiffany McClellan regional director of employee benefits. McClellan will focus on growing EPIC’s employee benefits consulting business in Southern California, recruiting and adding producer/consultants and specialty service teams, and integrating EPIC’s national employer services platform into local …