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Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia Names New Education Director

The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) has hired Carter Hope Lyons as director of Education and Professional Development.

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds 2 Field Representatives in Northeast

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, has hired Sue Bonkowski and Mike Lawless as senior field representatives.

Ultra Risk Advisors Hires Lexington Underwriter Reardon in Boston

Ultra Risk Advisors has hired Mathew Reardon as sales executive for the Northeastern territory. He is based in Boston.

Newburgh Insurance Exec Smith Elected IIABNY Chair of Board

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York (IIABNY) has elected John H. (Jack) Smith, Jr. as its chair of the board for the 2016-17 term.

Kinsale Insurance Hires Manahan to Lead E&S Property in Virginia

Kinsale Insurance Company, a domestic excess and surplus lines insurance company based in Richmond, Virginia, has hired Stephen Manahan as senior vice president of Excess & Surplus Lines Property.

Vermont Mutual Promotes McDonnell to Executive VP, COO

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has promoted Mark J. McDonnell to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Group.

Beecher Carlson Hires Miller as Managing Director in NYC

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, a specialized large account risk management broker and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., has hired Megan Miller as managing director.

Labrie Joins Hanover Stone Partners in Connecticut

Hanover Stone Partners, a risk management services firm based in Jersey City, New Jersey, has hired Daniel Labrie as senior risk advisor.

KMRD Partners Adds 2 Risk Managers in Pennsylvania

KMRD Partners, an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm based in Warrington, Pennsylvania, has hired John Garber and Karl Granlun as risk managers.

Hostetter Joins Jack Martin & Associates in Maryland

Jack Martin & Associates, a division of Easton, Maryland-based Avon-Dixon Agency, announced that Damon Hostetter has rejoined the firm.