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Alliant Adds Gulf Coast Marine Expert, Hood, in New Orleans

Alliant Insurance Services, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has added Tom Hood to its energy and marine group in New Orleans. As first vice president, Hood will provide targeted insurance, risk management and finance solutions to a growing portfolio of …

New York’s Crystal & Company Hires Giuè

Crystal & Company, a New York-based strategic risk and insurance advisor, has hired Ciro Giuè as an executive director and national practice leader for voluntary and worksite employee benefit solutions. Giuè brings 10 years of industry experience to his new …

Maine-Headquartered Clark Insurance Promotes Two and Hires One

Clark Insurance, a Portland, Maine-headquartered independent insurance agency, has promoted two employees and hired one. Tricia Spencer has been promoted to business insurance department coordinator. Spencer initially joined the agency in 2012. In her new role, she will be responsible …

Asta Invests in London & Dubai Reinsurance MGA, Arma Underwriting

Asta, the London-based Lloyd’s third party managing agent and specialist MGA investor, announced it has agreed to invest in the development of Arma Underwriting Ltd. Asta will take a minority equity stake in Arma and will also support the company’s infrastructure including finance and IT. Arma received “in principle” approval from the Dubai Financial Services Authority on Feb. 19, and …

Chubb Names Krishnan to Lead Global Accounts; Lakickas Is Division EVP

Chubb has announced two senior management appointments to its Global Accounts division, serving large and complex clients in Europe and around the world. Suresh Krishnan, currently executive vice president, Global Accounts, Overseas General Insurance, has been appointed to the newly created role …

Brinson Takes Over as President of Texas Surplus Lines Assoc.

Teri Brinson, executive vice president of M.D. Jensvold & Co., has taken over as president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association (TSLA) for 2017. She brings more than 35 years of experience and leadership in the insurance industry to her …

Florida-Based SUNZ Taps Bryant as EVP, Chief Legal Officer

SUNZ Holdings has appointed Theodore “Ted” G. Bryant, Esq. to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer of SUNZ Holdings and will report directly to Steven F. Herrig, CEO and chairman of the board. In this newly …

Massachusetts-Headquartered Eastern Insurance Group Hires Goyer

Eastern Insurance Group, a Natick, Mass.-headquartered subsidiary of Eastern Bank, has hired Mark J. Goyer as vice president and sales executive within Eastern Benefits Group, the insurance firm’s employee benefits division. Goyer, who works out of the Norwell, Mass., office, …

Third Point Re’s Berger to Step Down as CEO, Succeeded by Bredahl

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. announced that John Berger, chairman and CEO, will be stepping down as CEO effective March 1, 2017. Robert Bredahl, currently president and chief operating officer, will succeed Berger as CEO of Third Point Re on March 1. Berger will …

Chubb’s Draper Jumps to Navigators to Head International Casualty

The Navigators Group Inc. said that David J. Draper has joined the company as head of International Casualty. Draper is responsible for developing Navigators’ international casualty business outside of the United States in Europe, including in the UK, and in …