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XL Catlin Names Gale & Littlemore to Lead Bermuda, London Reinsurance Units

XL Catlin’s reinsurance operations today announced two key leadership appointments, both effective January 2017. Jonathan (Jon) Gale, currently chief executive London Reinsurance, will take over as chief executive Bermuda Reinsurance, subject to Bermuda Immigration approval, while Rob Littlemore, currently underwriting …

Kallo to Succeed McAuliffe as President of Berkley Regional Specialty

W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Miklos F. Kallo as president of Berkley Regional Specialty. He succeeds Paul S. McAuliffe, who will retire at the end of the year after 15 years of service with W. R. Berkley Corp. The appointment …

ArgoGlobal Taps Endurance’s Thompson as Hull Class Underwriter

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Michael Thompson as hull class underwriter. He takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Steve O’Gorman, head of marine. Thompson brings nearly …

Reliance Partners Taps Claridy to Lead New Alabama Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space, has announced the opening of the company’s new Birmingham, Ala., location. Eddie Claridy will lead the new Reliance operation locally in Birmingham. He is …

Casabat Joins Hub International in San Francisco as Benefits Exec

Hub International of California has added Antonio Casabat as a senior vice president for the employee benefits consultancy, responsible for client advocacy and consulting on behalf of clients located throughout the United States. Casabat’s primary role is the design, placement …

Pennsylvania’s Odell Studner Hires Pittounicos as Director of Personal Lines

Odell Studner, a King of Prussia, Penn., based provider of risk consulting and insurance brokerage services to middle market companies, has hired Linda Pittounicos as director of personal lines. In this role, Pittounicos will be responsible for managing and growing …

Maine-Based MEMIC Promotes Abboud and Fongemie

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine, headquartered workers’ compensation specialist, has promoted Chris Abboud to senior underwriter and has also promoted Eileen Moran Fongemie to vice president of finance and assistant treasurer. Abboud began his career in the insurance industry …

Wilson to Succeed Cloutier as Brit Ltd.’s Group CEO  

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer, announced the appointment of Matthew Wilson as group chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Upon Wilson’s appointment, which is subject to regulatory approval, Mark Cloutier, the current group CEO, will become executive chairman …

Eppers Named Chair of LAMMICO Agent Advisory Committee

Rob W. Eppers, co-owner and chief operating officer of Risk Services of Louisiana, has been elected chair of the Agent Advisory Committee at the policyholder-owned medical professional liability insurer, LAMMICO. Eppers moved to Shreveport in 2010 to join Risk Services …

Former Hartford Exec Askins Joins Iroquois South

Columbia, S.C., native Mark Askins has joined Iroquois South as a regional manager for South Carolina and western North Carolina.  Askins spent more than 20 years with The Hartford, most recently as their Richmond, Va., branch manager. Askins began his …