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Levinson Joins IFG as President in N.Y. After Non-Compete Period Ends

IFG Companies announced Louis D. Levinson has joined the company as its new president in New York. Levinson was originally hired in August of 2013 but had to sit out a year until this month to assume the post because …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Russell to Accounting Supervisor

Portage, Mich.-based property/casualty MGA and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting operations supervisor. Russell is responsible for payment and account reconciliation of company accounts and assisting the treasurer with the preparation of monthly financial statements.  …

Lockton Appoints Keith to Lead Philadelphia Operation

Privately-held insurance broker Lockton appointed Chris Keith as president of its Philadelphia operation. Keith will lead the broker’s Philadelphia team, focusing on business development and strategic client service for their property/casualty insurance and employee benefits clients.

Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant

Risk International, based in Fairlawn, Ohio, announced that Mark Freiman has joined the outsourced risk management provider as a senior consultant. He will contribute his nearly 20 years of group benefits consulting experiences to the company’s newly launched Benefits Advisory Services. Freiman served …

Tague Alliance Names McLaren Vice President in Southern California

Tague Alliance has named John McLaren vice president of business development. Tague Alliance is an SIAA master agency, and McLaren’s focus is to expand growth of the SIAA and Tague Alliance brand in the Orange County and Inland Empire areas …

VanDelinder Retiring from Texas Independent Agent Association

The board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas announced that IIAT Executive Director/President David VanDelinder is retiring from the association effective Dec. 31, 2014. Regarding VanDelinder’s retirement, Chairman Pat Arthur stated in the announcement released by IIAT: “Every member of …

IICF Names CNA’s Marohn Western Division Chair

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation named Steve Marohn chairman of its Western division board of directors. Marohn is western zone officer for CNA. As chair of IICF, Marohn will help guide the philanthropic efforts of its Western division. Marohn assumes the …

Patriot Names Lang California VP Of Marketing And Underwriting

Patriot Underwriters Inc., a Patriot National Inc. company, named Shadi Lang vice president of marketing and underwriting of its California region. Lang will be based in Woodland Hills. In her new role, Lang will build and manage agency relationships across California, focusing on the …

VanDelinder Honored with Distinguished Service Award from State Auto

David VanDelinder, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT), has been presented with State Auto Insurance Co.’s Distinguished Service Award. The presentation by State Auto CEO Bob Restrepo and Western Region President Gerald Ladner was made …

J.M. Wilson Adds Barney as Transportation Underwriter in Illinois

Wholesale insurance provider J.M. Wilson has hired Erika Barney in its Arlington Heights, Ill., office as a transportation underwriter. Barney will be responsible for quoting new and renewal bobtail and transportation risks for Illinois agents. In addition, she will service new …