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Parker Joins Worldwide Facilities’ Financial Service Group

National wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent Worldwide Facilities said that Robert M. Parker has joined the team as Financial Services Practice Group counsel and program development coordinator. In the new role, Parker will promote the Financial Services practice …

Stone Named General Counsel for Marsh, Guy Carpenter

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. announced that Susan A. Stone has been appointed general counsel of the Company’s Risk and Insurance Services segment, which includes Marsh and Guy Carpenter.  Stone’s new role is effective as of Feb, 15, 2017. For …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Promotes Two New York Executives

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), has named Henning Haagen northeast zone executive for North America in addition to his current role as global head of aviation, effective immediately. Haagen will take over responsibility for …

Arbella Insurance Group in Massachusetts Promotes Chaves

The Arbella Insurance Group, a property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Quincy, Mass., has appointed Allen Chaves to the newly created position of director of data governance and research analytics. Chaves will be the business lead for Arbella’s corporate …

XL Catlin Appoints Middleton to Manage Ceded Reinsurance Placements

XL Catlin’s P&C Underwriting Capital Management operation has appointed Anne Middleton to manage its ceded reinsurance placements globally. In her new role, Middleton, who is based in Londo, will be responsible for overseeing and negotiating the terms, structure and pricing of XL Catlin’s …

Willis Towers Watson Names Liss as Head of North America Corporate Risk and Brokerage

Global insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Mike Liss as head of its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) business in North America, effective immediately. Liss will be responsible for business growth and strategy, as well as for consolidating Willis …

Nored Named to Head Legal Division at Texas Insurance Department

Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax has selected Michael Nored to head the Legal Division at the Texas Department of Insurance. Nored replaces Stan Strickland, a 21-year veteran of the agency who is leaving at the end of the month to …

Block Sworn in as Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Judge

Dirk V. Block is the newest judge to serve on the bench of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. He was sworn in on Jan. 13. Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Judge Block on Dec. 8, 2016. Block fills a vacancy left …

CNA Names Lea Vice President, Commercial Underwriting for E&O, Cyber and Media

CNA said it has appointed Andy Lea as vice president of commercial underwriting for Errors & Omissions (E&O), Cyber and Media in the company’s commercial unit. In this role, Lea will manage the strategic direction of CNA’s Commercial E&O suite …

Allied World Taps Zurich’s Beazleigh as VP, Professional Liability, Australia

Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG announced that Kym Beazleigh has been appointed vice president, Professional Liability, Australia, based in Sydney. He will report to Ed Moresco, senior vice president, Professional Liability. Beazleigh joins Allied World from Zurich Australia Insurance …