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Jardine Lloyd Thompson Announces Senior Employee Benefit Appointments

London-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced several senior management appointments within its UK Employee Benefits business and JLT Asia. These appointments are subject to obtaining the appropriate regulatory approvals, where required. Mark Wood is retiring from his role as the CEO …

USI Targets Southeast for Growth with Newly-Acquired Georgia Offices

Following USI Insurance Services’ acquisition of two insurance brokerage offices in Savannah, Ga., from Wells Fargo Insurance and Willis North America, the USI Southeast region has announced it plans to aggressively grow this market through ongoing investment and future expansion. …

XL Appoints Turner as Lead Consultant for Complex Accounts Team

XL Group announced it has appointed Rob Turner as lead consultant to establish its Complex Accounts capabilities in London. The company said it set up its Complex Accounts team in 2012 because it saw the opportunity and the market requirement …

Ohio’s Westfield Insurance Expands Responsibilities of Leadership Team

Westfield Insurance, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier based in Westfield, Ohio, announced the following changes to its leadership team: Mike Prandi has been named to the new role of insurance operations leader. He is responsible for the delivery of sales …

Hub Northeast Hires Killeen as First VP of Private Client Services

Hub International Northeast, a division of Hub International Limited, has hired Lynn Killeen as first vice president of Private Client Services, focusing on further developing Hub’s family office practice. Based out of the firm’s New York City and Blue Bell, …

Zehr Appointed VP, Segment Underwriting at CNA

Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Jeff Zehr as vice president, segment underwriting. In this position, he will expand his responsibilities to include leadership and governance for the commercial lines products for both the financial institutions and the professional services customer segments. …

Canopius Expands U.S. Business, Adds Ironshore’s Winfield

Canopius Group Limited, the global specialty insurance and reinsurance platform of Sompo Holdings, is expanding its its U.S. operations with the appointment of Bradley Winfield as head of U.S. Direct Property. Bradley joins Canopius from Ironshore, where he was most …

CNA Names Middleton Business Development Leader For Los Angeles

CNA Financial Corp. has named Chris Middleton business development leader in Los Angeles. Middleton is responsible for leading the execution of distribution management and sales initiatives. Middleton has more than 14 years of experience, including a period in business development …

Willis North America Appoints Peiser Head of Casualty Broking

Willis North America announced the appointment of Joe Peiser as head of Casualty Broking. In this newly created role, Peiser will be responsible for the strategic direction of Willis North America’s casualty insurance offerings including workers’ compensation, primary and excess …

Texas-Based Roach Howard Smith & Barton Promotes Buchanan

Keleigh Buchanan was promoted to assistant vice president at Dallas-based independent insurance broker Roach Howard Smith & Barton. Buchanan has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. She specializes in offering products and services to high net-worth clients with …