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XL Catlin Adds Levesque as Sr. Underwriter for Marine Business in Chicago

Janelle Levesque has joined XL Catlin as a senior marine underwriter. She is based in Chicago. Levesque is responsible for inland marine business in the Midwest region, which includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri. She previously …

XL Catlin Marine Business Unit Adds 3 in San Francisco

XL Catlin hired Frank Basich as senior member of the XL Catlin marine underwriting team in San Francisco. Basich is responsible for inland marine business in the western states, exercising his 25-plus years of experience underwriting many commercial lines of …

Langenegger Joins XL Catlin in Dallas

Shawn Langenegger has joined XL Catlin’s marine business unit in Dallas. He has 13 years of industry experience and joins from Allianz Global Corporate where he was inland marine team leader for the New Orleans, Houston and Dallas territories. Langenegger will …

Graham Appointed Chief Investment Officer at Nationwide

Ohio-based insurance and financial services organization, Nationwide, named Chris Graham head of investment strategies and chief investment officer. Graham previously was a senior investment professional for Nationwide Investments. Graham will report to Mike Spangler, president of Nationwide Funds. Prior to joining …

Worldwide Facilities Hires Begnaud as Sr. VP, Broker in Houston

National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, Worldwide Facilities LLC, has added Matthew Begnaud in Houston office as senior vice president and broker. Begnaud has more than 10 years of industry experience. Before joining Worldwide Facilities, Begnaud served as …

NJM Elevates Livingston to Executive VP, Counsel; Announces 5 Other Promotions

New Jersey property/casualty insurer NJM Insurance Group announced that Mitchell A. Livingston has been promoted to executive vice president and corporate counsel. Livingston, who is also a member of NJM’s board of directors, is responsible for leading the company’s strategic …

Cooper Gay Appoints Hacker as Group Chief Innovation Officer

Cooper Gay, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Peter Hacker as group chief innovation officer. He takes up his role with immediate effect reporting to Steve Hearn, group CEO. Hacker will develop risk and advisory …

Sandelands Appointed Sr. VP, Commercial Underwriting Services at CNA

CNA has appointed Barbara Sandelands as senior vice president, Commercial Underwriting Services. In this newly created role, she is responsible for driving the overall strategic direction and general management of underwriting services. Sandelands joined CNA from Chubb, where she held …

Gebhard Named VP, Communications at Minnesota-Based SFM

Bloomington, Minn.-based mutual insurer, SFM, has promoted Andy Gebhard to vice president, communications. Gebhard has been with SFM since 2007 in various roles, and most recently held the position of director of communications and social media. In this position, he …

NOW Honors Starr Companies’ Marketing Chief Brown as Role Model for Women

Starr Companies’ Chief Marketing Officer Leilani M. Brown was recognized by the National Organization of Women New York City Chapter as a “Woman of Power & Influence” at the group’s annual awards dinner last week. Brown was honored along with …