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William Gallagher in Boston Promotes Sharkey to Executive VP

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) in Boston promoted Jennifer Sharkey to executive vice president from senior vice president. As leader of the firm’s ExecutiveRisk Practice, Sharkey is responsible for the strategic leadership in this practice area, overseeing the firm’s relationships and …

RLI Adds New Healthcare Liability Division

Peoria, Ill.-based RLI Corp. has launched a new healthcare liability division, RLI Healthcare, and added Scott Ducey to lead the operation as vice president. RLI will provide liability insurance coverage for targeted risks that include, but are not limited to, …

CPCU Society Elects Leadership Council Members

The CPCU Society elected Leadership Council members for 2014–15 at its annual meeting recently in Anaheim, California. The CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) Society provides resources, educational programs and leadership opportunities for its 23,000 members in the property/casualty insurance industry. …

Hardy Promotes Wright in Asia; Hires Bond and Osorio in London

Hardy Underwriting Asia Pte Ltd (Hardy Asia), a subsidiary of CNA Financial Corporation, has promoted Chris Wright as director and principal officer for Hardy Asia. (Hardy is a specialist underwriting business operating within Lloyd’s of London.) In this role, Chris will …

Rhode Island’s OceanPoint Insurance Hires Porter as Director of Sales

OceanPoint Insurance Agency Inc. in Middletown, Rhode Island, has hired Christine Porter as director of sales.

XL Adds 3 Underwriters to Cyber & Technology Risk Unit in New York

XL Group’s Cyber and Technology business unit has added three underwriters, Sean Donahue, Elissa Doroff and Richard Schulz, to its New York-based team. Donahue joins XL Group from Dewitt Stern Group where he most recently served as vice president and …

McCunniff Joins Texas-Based Bailey Insurance & Risk Management

Mark McCunniff has joined Bailey Insurance & Risk Management in Waco, Texas, as a commercial lines producer. McCunniff received his Risk Management & Insurance degree from Baylor University and spent three years as a middle market underwriter with The Hartford …

ACE Nordics Promotes Engdahl, Adds Christensen in Financial Lines

ACE Group announced a promotion and a new appointment in its Nordic financial lines insurance team. Kristina Engdahl has been promoted to the role of financial lines manager, Nordics. Engdahl will be responsible for the performance of ACE’s financial lines portfolio …

Marsh Appoints Leimkuhler to Be Next CFO, Succeeding Malvasio

Global insurance broker Marsh has appointed Courtney Leimkuhler to the role of chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2015.

ACE Strengthens Nordic Financial Lines Team

ACE Group today announced a promotion and a new appointment in its Nordic financial lines insurance team as it continues its investment in further strengthening its presence across the region. Kristina Engdahl has been promoted to the role of financial …