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Westrope Named President of Surplus Lines Group, NAPSLO

Kevin T. Westrope, president of Westrope, an independent wholesale brokerage based in Kansas City, Mo., has been elected to serve as the new president of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) for the 2013-2014 term. Westrope has …

Marsh Names Tobin as CEO, Private Client Services

Marsh has appointed Kevin Tobin to be CEO of its Private Client Services (PCS).Currently chief operating officer of Marsh’s Insurance Services Businesses (ISB) unit, he will assume the role on August 1. Tobin will be responsible for leading this business, …

Atlantic Casualty Names Strickland President, Chief Operating Officer

Bret Strickland has been named president and chief operating officer of Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co., replacing William G. Reynolds, who retired after more than 35 years in the insurance Industry. Strickland started with Atlantic Casualty in 1997 and for the …

Tolbert Joins NFP P&C Services in Atlanta

National Financial Partners Property & Casualty Services has hired Cherie Tolbert as vice president of commercial lines out of Atlanta. Tolbert brings 20 years of experience in risk management and insurance for accountants, lawyers, physicians, investment managers and advisors with …

Insurance Private Equity Pioneer Sargent Passes Away

Joseph Denny Sargent, chairman of Bradley, Foster & Sargent (BFS), an investment advisory firm, and former managing partner and chairman of Conning & Co., an investment firm specializing in the insurance business, passed away on Nov. 7. At the time …

Nichols Named President of Surplus Lines Group, NAPSLO

Matthew Nichols has been elected president of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices Ltd. (NAPSLO) for the 2013 term. Nichols has served on the NAPSLO board since 2005 and has chaired several committees. Currently, he is the president …

R&R Insurance Services’ Riesch-Knapp Transitions to Employee Benefits

R&R Insurance Services Inc., headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., announced the transition of Stephanie Riesch-Knapp from commercial lines to the firm’s employee benefits practice as an account executive. Riesch-Knapp has spent the last four years successfully servicing a commercial book of …

Keystone Mutual Adds Bargatze as VP-Sales, Western Region

Missouri-based medical professional liability insurer, Keystone Mutual Insurance Co., has hired L. Richard Bargatze, Jr. as vice president of Sales for the company’s western region. Bargatze brings nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to his new role. …

Mass.-Based Insurer A.I.M. Mutual Names Information Technology Manager

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies, a workers’ compensation insurer based in Burlington, Mass., has promoted Abi Troy to information technology manager.Troy is responsible for all systems design, programming and development, including oversight of a new integrated policy, billing and claims administration …

MMC’s Duperreault Named Chairman of Federal Advisory Committee

Marsh & McLennan Companies’ CEO Brian Duperreault has been named chairman of the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). His appointment was confirmed last Friday by Federal Insurance Office (FIO) Director Michael McRaith at the committee’s first meeting.FACI was formed …