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Florida-Based The Villages Insurance Adds Cameron as Managing Advisor

The Villages Insurance has added Matt Cameron as managing advisor to its Pinellas Plaza, Fla., office. Cameron has over 23 years experience in the insurance industry, most recently as an agent at the local AAA office. Cameron became a member …

Judson Announced as Massachusetts’ New Insurance Commissioner

Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) announced Monday that Daniel R. Judson has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as the state’s new insurance commissioner. The appointment is effective immediately, according to EOHED. Judson succeeds Joseph Murphy …

Grove Named Sr. VP- Business Development at Safety National

St. Louis, Mo.-based Safety National Casualty Corp. has appointed Tom Grove to the position of senior vice president – business development. In his new role, Grove is responsible for leading Safety National’s business development, broker relations and sales functions. Grove …

Ramsey Appointed to Oklahoma CompSource Board

A former state representative and director of a statewide Oklahoma independent insurance agents group has been appointed to the board of director of the insurance company for the state’s workers’ compensation system. Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Dan Ramsey to …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Expands Into Australia; Colahan Leads Region

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) announced it has received its insurance license to provide all lines of general business in Australia, established operations in Sydney, and named Chris Colahan as president of its Australasia region. “BHSI is committed to …

Employers Names Brown Senior Vice President in California

RENO, Nev.-based Employers Holdings Inc. has named Lori A. Brown senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Brown  is based out of the company’s San Francisco and Walnut Creek, Calif. offices. She is the company’s primary attorney for employment and executive …

California’s Armitage Given Big “I” Highest Honor

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers has given Jim Armitage the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor IIABA bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” legislative conference. Armitage is vice president of Arroyo Insurance in Arcadia, …

Allied World Global Markets Appoints Geyman, AVP, Onshore Construction

Allied World Global Markets has appointed Toby Geyman, assistant vice president, Onshore Construction, to further develop the product line. Geyman will be responsible for underwriting major U.K. and international onshore construction projects, operating from both the company’s Lloyd’s and European …

Thomson to Serve as Connecticut Insurance Department’s Deputy Commissioner

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced Thursday that she has appointed John Thomson, director of the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Regulation Division, as the Department’s deputy commissioner, effective immediately. Thomson joined the Department in 2012 to develop a …

IFG Cos. Names Kempen Senior Vice President in Colorado

IFG Cos. has named Andrew P. Kempen senior vice president and chief pricing actuary. Kempen has more than 14 years of insurance-related actuarial experience in pricing, modeling and reserving. He joins IFG’s corporate actuarial department and will be based in …