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Slape, Brady Named Deputy Commissioners at Texas DOI

Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced two key executive positions on his staff. Doug Slape will become deputy commissioner for financial regulation, and Kevin Brady was named deputy commissioner for agency affairs. Slape replaces Danny Saenz, who is retiring after …

Russell Named President, CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance

Mark C. Russell has been tapped as the next president and chief executive officer of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, succeeding the company’s current retiring leader Jim Kennedy. Russell comes to Ohio Mutual from Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, where he has …

Hiscox Appoints Giralt as Head of Property for Miami MGA

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed John Giralt as head of Property for its Miami MGA operation. Joining from Catlin XL where he was a director covering the Americas, Giralt was responsible for managing the Latin American and Caribbean underwriting …

Florida-Based Advanced E&S Group Opens Dallas Office

Advanced E&S Group, a Florida-based managing general agency, has hired April Moeser, branch manager, and Lisa Sherman, underwriting, to facilitate the opening of the firm’s new branch office operations in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas office will work closely with retail …

Concord Specialty Hires DeRose as Senior Underwriting Counsel in New York

Concord Specialty Risk, a New York City-based managing general underwriter and underwriting agent for a number of carriers and a series of RSG Underwriting Managers LLC, specializing in providing transactional risk insurance, hired Lidore DeRose as senior underwriting counsel, representations …

Hubley Approved as President of Mass. Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers

Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (CAR), the state’s industry-operated residual market and statistical agent for auto insurance, announced that Insurance Commissioner Daniel Judson has approved the CAR Governing Committee’s appointment of Natalie Hubley as the organization’s new president. Hubley has been …

Henderson Brothers Hires Balogh as Consultative Associate in Pittsburgh

Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hired Chris Balogh as consultative associate. As part of Henderson Brothers’ consultative department, Balogh will provide clients with comprehensive compliance support and perform claims, risk, and benchmarking analyses. Founded …

Virginia’s Continental Underwriters Hires 2 Lumbermen’s Executives

Continental Underwriters, a Richmond, Virginia-based managing general agency/wholesaler specializing in the placement of insurance for lumber and forest products operations, hired Corey Bounds as loss control director and Gretchen Steelman as property policy renewal team lead. Both Bounds and Steelman …

Aon Risk Solutions Hires Surette as Resident Managing Director in Boston

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, hired Joe Surette as resident managing director of Boston operations. Surette succeeds Peter Caine, who left Aon in May to become chief operating officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operations. …

Aspen Appoints Tassone as Executive VP for U.S. Program Business

Aspen Insurance announced today that Dominick Tassone has been appointed executive vice president, Programs, for its U.S. business. Tassone’s appointment will be effective from Oct. 1, 2015 when Tom Muller, the current head of Programs for Aspen U.S. Insurance, retires …