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Chubb Names Kessler as Chief Reinsurance Officer, Succeeding O’Farrell

Chubb Ltd., the insurer led by Chief Executive Officer Evan Greenberg, promoted Michael Kessler to chief reinsurance officer as William O’Farrell departs for other opportunities. Kessler will oversee the design and purchase of the reinsurance programs and report to Chief …

The Crichton Group in Tennessee Names Hite Partner, Vice President

The Crichton Group, an independent insurance agency in Middle Tennessee, has promoted industry veteran Dan Hite to the position of partner and vice president. Previously, Hite served as commercial insurance advisor for the agency. In his new role, Hite will …

QBE North America Names Lange Senior VP, Regional Executive for Midwest

QBE North America has appointed Jeff Lange as senior vice president, regional executive – Midwest region. He is based in Chicago. Lange will lead QBE’s go-to-market activities in the 13-state region consisting of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, …

CNA’s Tatum Named Head of AXIS Insurance’s U.S. Programs

John Tatum has joined AXIS Insurance as executive vice president and head of U.S. Programs. In this new position, he is responsible for all programs and binding authorities for AXIS Insurance across the U.S. market. Tatum reports directly to Carlton …

JLT Re Names Chandler EVP And Managing Broker in California

JLT Re has named Pete Chandler executive vice president and managing broker. He will be based in JLT Re’s San Francisco, Calif. office and report to Ed Hochberg, CEO of JLT Re in North America. Chandler comes from Marsh, where …

Canada’s Economical Insurance Names Saunders as President & CEO

Economical Insurance, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, has named Rowan Saunders as president and CEO, effective Nov. 1, 2016. This follows the announcement on Feb. 19, 2016, that current president and CEO, Karen Gavan, will retire from the company and the …

BHSI Offers Cyber Liability Cover in New Zealand; Marshall to Lead Product Line

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced that it has introduced cyber liability insurance in New Zealand and appointed Ian Marshall to lead the product line locally as senior underwriter, Executive & Professional Lines. BHSI’s new cyber liability policy covers …

POWERS Insurance Promotes Simkins to Commercial Account Manager

POWERS Insurance and Benefits, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., has promoted Amy Simkins to commercial account manager. Simkins will assist the company’s producers when pursuing new business avenues, as well as serving existing clientele. She previously served as POWERS Insurance and …

Capsicum Re Hires Bousfield, Palmer and O’Dwyer-Smith to Cyber Team  

Capsicum Re*, the specialist reinsurance broker, announced it has hired Patrick Bousfield, Jane Palmer and Alice O’Dwyer-Smith to its cyber team. They are based in the London office and report to Ian Newman, a partner in Capsicum Re’s London property …

Graduate of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Hired to Florida Insurance Agency

Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC), the non-profit organization that helps train, educate and create employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans, celebrated the graduation of Joanne Smith on June 30. Smith completed DVIC’s insurance training program. The five-month program prepares disabled veterans to embark on a …