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ACE Announces Senior EMEA Accident & Health Appointments

ACE Group announced two appointments in its EMEA accident and health management team, as part of its ongoing investment in its consumer insurance offering across the region. Joel Laventure has been appointed to the new role of commercial director, A&H classic …

Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk

ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk as a property/inland marine broker. Thibodeaux began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance where he worked as a catastrophe …

Missouri Insurance Director Huff Honored for Distinguished Service

Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He was recognized for his tenure on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). “I am …

New York Insurance Association Elects 2015 Officers and Board Directors

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) elected its 2015 officers and board of directors at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 13. The following officers were elected for a one-year term ending Dec. 31, 2015: Chair: Bernard Turi, senior vice …

RHSB’s Jones Receives Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award

Douglas R. Jones, senior vice president and principal at Texas-based Roach Howard Smith & Barton, was presented with the Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award 2014-15 at the annual Cyber Risk Management Boot Camp held in Atlanta, Ga., and hosted by INSUREtrust. …

Eastern Insurance Group Hires Lemos as Construction Practice Manager in Mass.

Eastern Insurance Group in Natick, Massachusetts, has hired William Lemos as senior vice president and manager of its construction practice. At Eastern Insurance Group, Lemos will provide oversight and direction as it pertains to operations, marketing and new business growth …

XL Names AIG’s Smith to Southeast Property Underwriting Post

To address the property insurance needs of  industrial and commercials properties in Atlanta and the surrounding region, XL Group has appointed Mike Smith as the new Southeast regional underwriting leader in its North America Property insurance business. Based in Atlanta, …

York Names Bijarchi Vice President in California

York Risk Services Group has named Bijan Bijarchi vice president of risk management practices. Bijarchi will be based in Orange, Calif. York’s risk management practices division specializes in custom claims and risk management solutions for commercial self-insured and loss-sensitive clients. …

Hub International Northeast Hires Dionisio as Personal Lines VP in Conn.

HUB International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Rose Dionisio as vice president of Personal Lines. Based out of the firm’s Fairfield, Connecticut office, Dionisio will be responsible for business development, client retention and sales for the firm’s …

Caldwell Named President of Smart Choice Agent Network

Andrew Caldwell has been named president of Worldwide Insurance Network Inc. in High Point, North Carolina, which owns Smart Choice. Since Caldwell’s start with the company in 2003, he has served in the positions of director of commission accounting, account …