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Ford Appointed to Texas FAIR Plan Governing Committee

Texas Commissioner of Insurance Julia Rathgeber appointed Christina Ford of Red Oak to the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Governing Committee. The commissioner also reappointed Georgia Neblett of Port Aransas, Ronald Lawson of Allen, and Edward Sherlock of Beaumont …

XL North America P/C Names Nadeau As Chief Operating Officer

XL Group’s North America Property & Casualty (NAPC) insurance business has promoted Donna Nadeau to the position of chief operating office, reporting to Joe Tocco, NAPC chief executive.  Nadeau previously served as NAPC’s chief actuary. Nadeau assumes the COO role …

Allianz Realigns Industrial Management, Launches Mid-Corporate Line

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS), the global industrial insurer of the Allianz Group, is expanding its Board of Management with new regional responsibilities. The company is also introducing a new line of business to serve mid-size companies under …

Hacala Appointed Financial Institutions Practice Leader, Willis Canada

Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has appointed of Roger Hacala as senior vice president and financial institutions practice leader, Willis Canada. In this new role, Hacala will oversee the financial institutions practice within Willis’s Canada region, …

RLI Launches Healthcare Liability Division

Specialty insurer RLI Corp. of Peoria, Ill., has launched a new healthcare liability unit, RLI Healthcare, and tapped Scott Ducey, former vice president of the healthcare division at Torus, to lead the new division as vice president. RLI Healthcare will …

Employers Hires Hanover’s Collins as East Regional Sales VP

Employers Holdings Inc. in Reno, Nevada, has hired Martha Collins as vice president, regional sales for the eastern region that includes 16 states. Collins will be based in Baltimore, Maryland. Collins brings to Employers Holdings more than 19 years of …

Kempthorne Named Chair of Global Federation of Insurance Associations

The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) has announced the appointment of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as its new chair, for a two-year term. Kempthorne, who is president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers, replaces Frank Swedlove, the …

Hopper Appointed Head of Energy for ANV Syndicate 1861

ANV Holdings BV, the Dutch headquartered specialty insurance business, has appointed John Hopper as head of energy to lead its energy underwriting team within ANV Syndicate 1861. Hopper comes to ANV after being a leading member of the offshore energy division …

All-Star Insurance Adds 2 Agents Gilmer, Texas

All-Star Insurance Group Inc., a full service independent insurance agency based in Gilmer, Texas, has added Joye Cooper and Jeniffer Kitchell as agents. Cooper will maintain an office at All-Star Insurance Group’s home office located at 201 East Marshall St. …

Pageler Named Chair of National Insurer Group’s Fraud Committee

Ranney Pageler, vice president of fraud investigations at Employers Insurance, has been named chair of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) Fraud Committee. Pageler, who is based in Austin, Texas, will serve a two-year term in this role. …