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Holborn Taps Gould Rabin as Senior VP in New York City

Holborn, an independent reinsurance broker based in New York City, has hired Stephanie Gould Rabin as senior vice president.

Preferred Mutual Hires Forstenzer as General Counsel in New York

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company in New Berlin, New York, has hired Andrew Forstenzer as general counsel.

Ames & Gough Promotes Barefoot to Vice President in Virginia

Ames & Gough, a specialty insurance broker based in McLean, Virginia, has promoted Allison W. Barefoot to vice president from assistant vice president. She is based in the firm’s McLean headquarters office.

MEMIC Promotes Jackson to Director of Claim Operations

The MEMIC Group, a workers’ compensation specialty insurer based in Portland, Maine, has promoted Robyn Jackson to director of claim operations.

Connecticut Insurance Department Names Grace to Lead Captive Unit

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has announced that Janet Grace, a veteran risk specialist with more than 20 years of experience, has been hired as program manager to oversee the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Unit.

Landy Insurance Agency Hires DiPentino as Director of Sales

Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency Inc., a national program administrator based in Needham, Massachusetts, has hired Mark DiPentino as director of Sales.

Cross Insurance Hires Papanastasiou as Branch Manager in Massachusetts

Cross Insurance, an insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, has hired John Papanastasiou as branch manager in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Sachs Walsh Hires Satrazemis as Commercial Lines Manager in Connecticut

Sachs Walsh Insurance, an independent agency in Westport, Connecticut, has hired Christos Satrazemis to replace Arthur Sachs as Commercial Lines manager. Sachs, who founded the agency in 1978, retired at the end of 2015.

Haylor, Freyer & Coon Adds 3 Managers in New York

Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc., an independent agency based in Syracuse, New York, announced the addition of three new managers for its newly launched Private Client Division.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Nominates Vullo to Head Department of Financial Services

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo today nominated Maria Vullo, an attorney and former staffer, as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).