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ICW Group Now Writing Workers’ Compensation in Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia

ICW Group Insurance Companies has begun writing workers’ compensation four additional states—Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia. The San Diego-based company says the move bolsters its presence across the Midwest and South, while enabling it to better serve agents with clients …

Cole Named St. Louis Branch Production Leader for CNA

CNA has appointed Maria Cole assistant vice president, branch production leader for the St. Louis branch. Cole will lead CNA’s St. Louis team in cultivating deeper relationships with producers, accelerating CNA’s market presence, and shaping a portfolio of mutual profitable …

Maine Headquartered MEMIC Promotes Meinke

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine, headquartered workers’ compensation specialty insurer, has promoted Scott Meinke to executive underwriter for the Atlantic region. Meinke initially joined MEMIC in 2014 as a senior production underwriter, in which he worked to develop business …

Aspen Re Names Hough as Managing Director for Asia Pacific

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that its reinsurance segment, Aspen Re, has appointed Philip Hough as managing director, Asia Pacific. Hough will be based in Singapore and will report to Aspen Re Chief Executive Officer Thomas Lillelund. Hough joined Aspen …

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Elects Costello to Executive Committee

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) has announced that John Costello has been elected as an at-large executive committee member. In this role, Costello will work to provide general direction and guidance as a member of the IIABA executive …

Advent Launches Bespoke Products U/W Unit; New Team Joins from Beazley

Lloyd’s insurer Advent announced the launch of its Bespoke Products underwriting unit, led by Paul Driver and Philip Misztela, and supported by Stuart Cowen. The new team will report to Advent CUO William Beveridge. John Marks, who founded the portfolio …

Massachusetts’ The Hanover Insurance Group Hires Farber

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., a Worcester, Mass. based holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, has appointed Jeffrey M. Farber as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Farber succeeds Eugene M. Bullis, who has served as …

Coface Appoints Murer as New Jersey Based CEO of North America

Coface, a French trade credit insurer, has appointed Fredrik Murer as CEO of its North America region, which is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey. In his new role, Murer will report to Group CEO Xavier Durand. Murer is replacing …

Big ‘I’ Agents Promote McPhillips to Lobbying Team

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) has promoted Jennifer McPhillips to vice president for federal government affairs. McPhillips first joined the Big “I” team in 2006 after working for Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa). She has climbed …

Lloyd’s Insurer Advent Names Gray as Direct & Facultative Property Consultant

Lloyd’s insurer Advent has appointed Jonathan Gray as consultant for its direct & facultative (D&F) property division. He takes up his role with immediate effect and will report to Nigel Fitzgerald, CEO. Gray brings more than four decades of underwriting …