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Sanchez Appointed Vice President at Texas-Based LevelFirst

LevelFirst, the wholesale broker and MGA binding facility owned by IIAT Services Co., has named Kelley Sanchez as vice president. Sanchez will underwrite new business opportunities with the Transportation Division. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. Sanchez …

Stortzum Joins Alliant’s ProQuest Division in Chicago

Lawyers professional liability specialist Nate Stortzum has joined the ProQuest division of Alliant Insurance Services as vice president. Stortzum is based in Chicago Prior to joining ProQuest, Stortzum was Midwest regional manager for the IronPro division of Ironshore. There, he was …

RIC Names Dahl Personal Lines Manager in Nevada

RIC Insurance General Agency Inc. has named Gary Dahl its personal lines manager. Dahl will be based at RIC’s Reno, Nev. office and will report to Jeff Gans, chief operating officer. Dahl has more than 30 years of personal lines …

Ironshore Names Houvenagle Wholesale Branch Executive for West Coast

Ironshore Inc. has named Tara Houvenagle wholesale West branch executive for the Western region. Houvenagle, who is based in Ironshore’s St. Louis, Mo. office, will report to Joseph L. Boren, president of U.S. field operations. In her additional role as …

Travelers Promotes Toczydlowski to President, Business Insurance; Spadorcia Retires from Personal Insurance

The Travelers Companies Inc. announced that Greg Toczydlowski, executive vice president, has been promoted to president of Business Insurance. Toczydlowski most recently served as executive vice president and president, Small Commercial, Business Insurance Technology and Operations. Since joining Travelers in 1990, …

Long Named Marketform’s Claims Director, Moving from XL Catlin

Marketform, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, announce it has appointed Sharon Long to its executive team as claims director. Long’s appointment further strengthens the new leadership team that is driving the transformation of Marketform, the company said in a statement. Long …

ESIS Launches Healthcare Industry Risk Management Practice

ESIS, Inc., Chubb’s risk management services division, has launched a new industry practice dedicated to serving the claims and risk management needs of healthcare organizations and life sciences firms. The ESIS Healthcare Industry Practice includes a full range of claims …

QBE Appoints DeMares to Lead Latin American Growth From Miami

QBE European Operations has appointed Alfonso De Mares as Business Development manager for Latin America. Alfonso joined QBE European Operations’ International Markets division in April and will be based in Miami. Reporting to Tim Harris, director of Overseas Business Development, …

Martin Picked to Serve as CFO at LCTA Workers’ Comp

Louisiana-based insurance carrier, LCTA Workers’ Comp (LCTA), has hired Christine Martin as chief financial officer (CFO). A certified public accountant, Martin brings more than 20 years of financial management experience to the casualty insurance company. In her new role, Martin …

American Family Insurance Signs Baseball’s Jeter as Brand Ambassador

Madison, Wis.-based American Family Insurance has tapped Derek Jeter – retired New York Yankees shortstop, 14-time All-Star, future Hall of Famer, businessman and philanthropist – as the company’s newest brand ambassador. American Family Insurance said it will partner with Jeter …