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Connecticut Commissioner Leonardi to Step Down, Join New York Investment Firm

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi will step down from his post on Dec. 11, 2014, to join a New York-based global investment banking advisory firm, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Wednesday.

Hub International Hires Farley as East Region Cyber Risk Practice Leader

Chicago-based global insurance broker Hub International Limited has hired John Farley as vice president and Cyber Risk Practice leader for East region operations.

CNA Hires DeVinney as Commercial Underwriting Officer in New York

CNA Financial Corporation hired David DeVinney as commercial underwriting officer for its branch offices in Long Island and Westchester, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut.

Lockton Hires Amato as Health Risk Solutions Director in D.C.

Privately-held insurance broker Lockton hired Karen Amato as director of Health Risk Solutions for the firm’s Washington, D.C., employee benefits operation.

Prime Risk Partners Hires McKenna as Senior VP in New York

Prime Risk Partners, a recently established national insurance distribution firm in Atlanta, hired Matthew McKenna as senior vice president. He is based in Buffalo, New York. McKenna previously served as senior vice president, director at First Niagara Risk Management (FNRM) …

New York’s Utica Mutual Names Creedon to Be Next CEO

Utica Mutual Insurance Company in New Hartford, New York, announced that at a meeting of the board of directors on Nov. 6, the board approved the nomination of Richard Creedon as the next chief executive officer.

Hub International Northeast Hires Clegg as Private Client Services VP

Hub International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Stephan T. Clegg as vice president of Private Client Services, responsible for business development and sales. He will be based out of the firm’s Summit, New Jersey office.

Main Street America Promotes Frederick to Vice President, CIO

Amy Frederick has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of Main Street America Group. Frederick will be a member of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s senior management team and report to Main Street America chairman and CEO Tom Van Berkel. …

Lockton Hires Garrity for Atlanta Benefits Operation

Privately-held insurance broker Lockton Companies hired Liam Garrity as assistant vice president and producer for its Atlanta benefits operation.

Hub International Northeast Hires Bueti as Assistant VP in New York

Hub International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Nick Bueti as assistant vice president of the Employee Benefits division. He will be based out of the firm’s New York City office.