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O’Donnell Promoted to Senior VP, Risk Practices at Hylant

Toledo, Ohio-based insurance broker, Hylant, promoted Kevin O’Donnell to senior vice president, Risk Practices. O’Donnell will lead the property, marine, global risk, casualty, environmental, executive risk, aviation, property risk control, surety and claims risk practice areas. He will work closely …

UK’s Aviva to Hire JPMorgan’s Singh to Head Global M&A, Source Says

Aviva Plc hired Chetan Singh, a managing director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., to head its mergers and acquisitions globally as the British insurer scouts for deals outside its home market. Singh, who led dealmaking for financial institutions in Southeast …

Lockton Opens New Oregon Operation, Names McClave Producer

Lockton Insurance Brokers has opened a new commercial insurance operation in Portland, Ore. Andrew McClave has been named producer the office. He has been advising clients on risk management and property/casualty insurance issues for a decade, including for the past …

Navigators Appoints New Leadership for Claims Operations

The Navigators Group Inc. has restructured its leadership team for its global claims organization. Glen Bronstein has been promoted to the newly created role of global chief claims officer. Bronstein joined Navigators to lead the U.S. claims organization in May …

CNA Hardy Builds Financial Institutions Team with Goodair & Bazell Appointments

CNA Hardy, a London-based specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets, announced the appointment of Alec Goodair as UK financial institutions (FI) manager and Suzannah Bazell as FI underwriter. Reporting to John Taylor, head of …

Starr Companies Opens Nashville Office, Hires Ponder as Branch Manager

Starr Companies has added Michael Ponder as the branch manager for its newly-opened Nashville office. He will be responsible for strategic growth, financial performance as well as broker and client relationships within Tennessee. Ponder joins Starr with more than 14 …

IIAD’s Land Named InVEST Volunteer of the Year

The InVEST Program has named Tammy Land, executive director of the Independent Insurance Agents of Dallas (IIAD) with the Dach Award. The Dach Award honors an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contribution in fostering the growth and development …

New York’s Crystal & Co. Hires Ackley as Client Consultant

Crystal & Co., a New York based strategic risk and insurance advisor, has hired Jenifer Ackley as a director responsible for addressing clients’ risk management, insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting needs. Ackley brings more than 15 years of insurance …

Allied World Bermuda Appoints Chow as Senior VP, Professional Lines

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings announced that Dale Chow has been appointed to senior vice president, Professional Lines, for Allied World Bermuda. In this role, Chow will be responsible for the strategic direction, management, marketing and underwriting of Allied World …

M.J. Kelly Co.-Texas Adds Fonseca as Marketing Representative

Wholesale broker and managing general agent, M. J. Kelly Company-Texas, has added Vicky Fonseca as marketing representative in Fort Worth. The company also announced the retirement of Robert Grace. Fonseca is an insurance industry veteran who will assist producers in …