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Great American Insurance Group Promotes Kornesczuk

Great American Insurance Group has promoted Jane Kornesczuk to divisional president of its Executive Liability Division. The division is based in Schaumburg, Ill. Kornesczuk joined Great American in 1990 as a senior underwriter. She was named chief underwriting officer of …

Grandstaff Joins Florida-Based SUNZ as CFO, Executive Vice President

SUNZ Holdings of Bradenton, Fla., has appointed Michael W. Grandstaff to the position of chief financial officer and executive vice president of SUNZ Holdings, and chief financial officer of SUNZ Insurance Co. Grandstaff will report directly to Steven F. Herrig, …

Ironshore Expands Global M&A Unit with Appointments, Capacity Hike

Ironshore has expanded its mergers & acquisitions capabilities with a team of new hires in the Americas and broadened office presence to serve Canada and Latin America. In addition, to support heightened transaction volume throughout the Americas region, Ironshore increased …

Oswald Cos. Names Sandusky Global Casualty Practice Leader

Oswald Companies, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has appointed Suzanne Sandusky as global casualty practice leader for property/casualty. Sandusky will lead the independent insurance brokerage firm’s national and international casualty strategy. Sandusky has 25 years of experience in designing unique casualty …

Massachusetts-Headquartered Sullivan Insurance Group Hires Deluca

Sullivan Insurance Group, a Worcester, Mass.-headquartered full-service insurance and risk management firm, has hired Lauren L. Deluca to its commercial lines department. Deluca has worked in the insurance industry for 13 years, most recently at Insurance Marketing Agency. She is …

RiskProNet International Elects Forrester to Board of Directors

George J. Forrester, principal and senior vice president of the manufacturing division of AHT Insurance in Leesburg, Va., has been elected to the board of directors of RiskProNet International, a Menlo Park, Calif.-headquartered association of independent insurance brokers in North …

XL Catlin Appoints QBE’s Tuplin as Head of Cyber & TMT, International

XL Catlin’s insurance operations has appointed James Tuplin as head of Cyber and Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT), International. In this role, Tuplin is responsible for the underwriting of cyber insurance, as well as professional indemnity insurance for the technology …

Reliance Partners Adds Copeland to Leadership Team in Tennessee

Reliance Partners has expanded its leadership team with the addition of veteran insurance professional Stephen Copeland as senior director of Customer Service. Copeland has more than 20 years of industry experience, which includes independent agency management as the commercial lines …

Bickmore in California Names Sharma Finance Manager

Sacramento, Calif.-based Bickmore has named Ritesh Sharma a manager in its finance and accounting services department. Sharma will act as the finance manager for three joint power authorities. He will direct accounting and financial activities and serve as the primary …

Insurance Information Institute Names Palmer as Head of Communications

Kristin S. Palmer has been named senior vice president and head of Communications at the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Palmer was previously vice president, Media Relations, for the AARP, a nonprofit organization for retirees with nearly 38 million members. During her time at AARP, …