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Based in Chicago, Rubin to Head Integro’s M&A Unit

International insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has hired Ben Rubin as a principal and head of mergers and acquisitions, a new position. He is based in Chicago. Rubin joins Integro from Chicago’s Lake Forest Bank & Trust, where, …

Outgoing N.J. Commissioner Kobylowski to Join AmeriHealth as Senior VP

The outgoing New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski will join AmeriHealth New Jersey as senior vice president of provider contracting and network operations effective July 13, according to AmeriHealth’s announcement last week.

RIC in California Names Gans Chief Operating Officer

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based RIC Insurance General Agency Inc. has named Jeff Gans chief operating officer. Gans reports to Gary Kitchen, president and CEO. Gans joined RIC in February 2015 as vice president of business development. He was previously with Capital …

Cummins Named Exec. Director of IICF – Midwest Division

Mary Cummins has been tapped to lead the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – Midwest Division. Cummins will serve as the group’s new executive director and will be instrumental in charting and implementing the future growth of the Midwest Division and the …

XL Catlin Appoints Plessis as Head of Emerging Markets

XL Catlin announced the appointment of Brendan Plessis to the newly created role of head of emerging markets. In this new position, Plessis will lead the development of emerging market strategies, partnering with business leaders across XL Catlin to explore …

Michigan-Based J.M. Wilson Promotes Gleason

Property/casualty insurance wholesaler, J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., has promoted Cheryl Gleason as Personal Lines manager. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the Personal Lines team, Gleason will quote new and renewal business, coordinate with carriers, and …

Young Named Associate of the Year by Texas Agent Association

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Wes Becknell, business development officer at AFCO in La Vernia, as its Young Associate of the Year. The award recognizes a young associate member of IIAT who demonstrates exceptional service to the …

Siegel Elected as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia

Andy N. Siegel, president of Siegel Insurance, Inc., a Trusted Choice insurance agency in Atlanta, was installed as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc. (IIAG) on June 13, during the association’s 118th Annual Meeting and Convention in …

Union Mutual of Vermont Cos. Promotes Amick to Assistant VP of Claims

Union Mutual of Vermont Companies promoted John Amick to assistant vice president of claims. He is based in Montpelier, Vermont.

IIAT Names Edwards as CSR of the Year

The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Sonya Edwards, commercial lines account manager and team leader of the personal lines department at Bryan Insurance Agency in Graham, as its the Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year. This award …