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ACE Appoints Scott-Young as Claims Director for Continental Europe

ACE Group has appointed Tim Scott-Young as claims director for its Continental Europe region. Relocating to Paris, Scott-Young will be responsible for delivering effective and customer-focused claims management across ACE’s 17 country operations in Continental Europe, including its Central and …

Mississippi Confirms Aldridge to Workers’ Comp Commission

The Mississippi Senate has confirmed a physical therapist to serve on the three-member state Workers Compensation Commission. Beth Harkins Aldridge of Madison, Miss. was nominated for a six-year term by Gov. Phil Bryant. Aldridge had been chosen by Bryant to …

Alliant Adds Staff to Florida-Based Construction Services Group

Alliant Insurance Services, a nationwide specialty insurance brokerage firm, has added Charlotte Smith-Wilkes to its Construction Services Group as senior vice president/wrap-up director to lead the expansion of its Wrap-Up Division in the southern United States with an emphasis on Georgia, …

Lockton Names Linden as Sr. Claims Consultant in St. Louis

Lockton’s St. Louis office named Jim Linden as assistant vice president-senior claims consultant in its mining risk management practice. The industry veteran will guide clients as their claims advisor and advocate. Linden will advise Lockton clients in developing robust and leading-edge claims management programs, …

Redmer Takes Oath of Office as Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) announced that Al Redmer, Jr. took the oath of office on Feb. 27 to serve as Maryland’s insurance commissioner. Redmer succeeds Therese M. Goldsmith, who stepped down from the post when Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. …

York Risk Services Hires Haring as Northeast Sales VP in Boston

York Risk Services Group Inc., a Parsippany, New Jersey-based provider of claims management, managed care, risk management and specialized loss adjusting services, has hired Barry Haring as vice president of sales, Northeast, for York’s Programs division. He is based in …

The Hartford Names Sprague to Lead Personal Lines

The Hartford Financial Services Group has named Ray Sprague executive vice president, Personal Lines, effective immediately. Sprague will report to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. He is based in the company’s Hartford, Connecticut, headquarters.

Management Changes as XL and Catlin Gear-up for Deal Closure

Reports in London’s insurance trade press, led by the Insurance Insider, have detailed a number of prospective management changes to take place when XL’s acquisition of Catlin is finalized, probably before the end of the second quarter of 2015. Although …

Talbert Named CEO of Texas-Based Insurors Indemnity Cos.

Waco, Texas-based Insurors Indemnity Companies named Dave Talbert as president and chief executive officer effective March 1. Talbert joined Insurors Indemnity in February 2014 with more than 25 years of industry experience, having previously been president and CEO of Hochheim Prairie …

Schinnerer Names Telez, Collins to Senior Posts in Professional Liability

Specialty underwriting manager Victor O. Schinnerer & Co.has made two senior appointments in its professional liability line. Jill Tellez has joined the firm in the newly created position of senior vice president, Professional Liability leader. In this new role, Tellez …