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Stone Creek in California Brings on Pickens and Lazar

Stone Creek Insurance Agency in Lafayette, Calif. has hired Mia Pickens and George Lazar to help increase personal lines revenue and service. Pickens will serve as the personal lines account manager. Her main role will be to re-quote and maintain …

Driscol, Casey Join HNI as Account Managers in Michigan

New Berlin, Wis.-based independent insurance broker, HNI, announced the addition of Heidi Driscol and Sean Casey as account managers in the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich., office. As account managers, Driscol and Casey are day-to-day contacts for HNI clients. Source: HNI

Penn National Appoints Brandon as Executive VP, COO

Penn National Insurance in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, announced that Robert Brandon has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer, responsible for the insurance operations of the company.

West Virginia Names Fire Marshal

Anthony Carrico has been appointed as West Virginia’s state fire marshal. The West Virginia Fire Commission selected Carrico to succeed Sterling Lewis Jr. Carrico has been serving as acting state fire marshal since Lewis retired in April 2013. His appointment …

Nehra Joins Starr Companies to Lead Political Risk Group

Rashmi Nehra has joined Starr Companies in New York as a practice leader managing its Political Risk group. She will report to Alex Pittignano, senior vice president of Political Risk. She joins as Starr continues to expand its insurance offerings …

Schumacher Appointed CFO at SI Re

Signal Iduna Reinsurance AG (SI Re), a Swiss reinsurer based in Zug, Switzerland, has appointed Patrick Schumacher as its new chief financial officer and member of the executive team. Schumacher succeeds Beat Landtwing, former CFO of SI Re, who retired after …

Markel Promotes Swanson in Product Line Leadership Team

Markel Corporation in Glen Allen, Virginia, promoted Rebecca Swanson to managing director, Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions/Information Technology/Data Breach for its product line leadership team. Swanson has been with Markel for 18 years, with extensive experience in professional liability underwriting. She …

Marsh & McLennan Names McGivney Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. announced that Mark McGivney will become senior vice president, Corporate Finance, reporting to Chief Financial Officer Mike Bischoff, effective October 1. McGivney will be responsible for overseeing the Corporate Development, Investor Relations, and Treasury functions. …

Andy Weitz Joins Aon as SVP of Global Marketing & Communications

Aon plc announced that Andy Weitz, 37, will become senior vice president of global marketing and communications on October 1st. Weitz was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. region for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory …

XL Group Adds Smelser to North America Property Team in Dallas

XL Group announced the addition of Jay E. Smelser to its North America property insurance team as South Central regional leader, based in Dallas. Smelser reports to Senior Vice President and Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman in Los Angeles. Smelser …