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Davis, LeStourgeon Join Cincinnati Re in Management Positions

John A. Davis and Paul B. LeStourgeon have joined The Cincinnati Insurance Co. in its newly expanded reinsurance assumed initiative known as Cincinnati Re. Davis, managing director, head of casualty reinsurance, will oversee the strategic direction, underwriting and marketing of the company’s casualty …

James Appointed Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has appointed Sha’Ron James as the state’s Insurance Consumer Advocate effective August 3. The role of Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate is to independently and ardently represent the needs of policyholders when insurance decisions are made. …

Claims Services Provider Dimont Names New Executive Team in Dallas

Dallas-based hazard claims insurance processing service provider, Dimont, has added Denis Brosnan, Albert Strausser and Dick Volentine to the company’s executive leadership team, and promoted Fran Weichsel, Darcy Stennes and Collin Harbour. Brosnan, who has been named president and chief …

Southwest Risk Taps Keller to Lead New Agency Services Division

Dallas-based Southwest Risk LP has created a new division, Southwest Risk Agency Services (SWRAS), with a focus on binding business and programs for independent agents. The new division will be led by Joy Keller, a seasoned insurance professional who has built …

O’Shea Joins Korn Ferry as Leader in Global Insurance Practice

Talent recruiting organization Korn Ferry has hired Laurie O’Shea as co-head of its Global Insurance Practice. She will be based in the Chicago office. O’Shea has 25 years of experience in recruiting talent for the global insurance market. Prior to …

Cummings, Beard Join Answer Financial

Allstate’s online auto and home insurance agency Answer Financial has added two insurance professionals to its leadership team. Brendan Cummings joins Answer as the director of Business Development to build partnerships with carriers. Through Answer, a carrier’s customers can compare …

QBE Names Fagen as Group Chief Strategy Officer; Plant Is Promoted

Sydney, Australia-headquartered QBE has appointed Colin Fagen as group chief strategy officer, in a new role “designed to create a strong platform for growth across the group,” according to Group Chief Executive John Neal. Fagen is currently chief executive officer …

Hamilton Underwriting Limited Hires Carvey as Head of Treaty

Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agency of Bermuda-based holding company Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Trevor Carvey has been hired as head of treaty. Carvey will report to Dermot O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of Hamilton Underwriting Limited. He will …

IMA of Dallas Adds Madsen as VP, Account Executive

Independent insurance broker, IMA of Dallas, has hired Katie Madsen as vice president and account executive to oversee commercial property and casualty coverage. Madsen has 10 years of industry experience. She has managed multiple Fortune 500 clients, earned multiple prestigious …

AIG Hires Dachille as Investment Officer; Buys His Firm

American International Group (AIG) has named a new investment officer and is buying the new executive’s firm. Douglas A. Dachille, chief executive officer of New York City-based First Principles Capital Management, LLC, will become executive vice president and chief investment …