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Ed Names Howden’s Plummer as Chairman of Property & Casualty

Ed, the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of John Plummer as chairman of Property & Casualty. Plummer takes up his role with immediate effect. Plummer brings over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry to …

Canada’s Economical Strengthens Executive Team, Realigns Operations

Waterloo, Ontario-based Economical Insurance announced two additions to its executive team. Fabian Richenberger will join the company as executive vice president, Commercial Insurance, and Kelley Irwin will join as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective May 1, 2017. …

AP Specialty’s Epstein Named by RIC as Vice President in California

RIC Insurance General Agency has named Michele Epstein as vice president of management and professional lines. She will be based in Chatsworth, Calif. and produce, enhance and expand these product offerings for RIC’s agency partners. Epstein worked as vice president …

Texas Surplus Lines Stamping Office Names 3 New Board Members

The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) announced three new members have been appointed to its board of directors. These individuals are part of a nine-member board appointed by the Texas Commissioner of Insurance. Each board member serves a three-year …

New Jersey’s York Names Walsh Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer

York Risk Services Group (York), a Parsippany, N.J.-based provider of claims management, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, has named Patrick Walsh as executive vice president and chief claims officer for York …

Willis Towers Watson Names 6 to Global FINEX Senior Leadership Team

Insurance broker and consultant Willis Towers Watson has made six senior appointments across its Global FINEX business, the company’s financial, executive and professional risk specialty group. Jeremy Wall has been appointed chairman of Global FINEX and head of FINEX for all …

Massachusetts’ Eastern Insurance Hires Gross from Hanover Insurance

Eastern Insurance Group, a Natick, Mass.-headquartered subsidiary of Eastern Bank, has hired William F. Gross as executive vice president of commercial lines. Gross, who works out of the Natick office, brings more than 17 years of insurance and sales experience …

Liberty Taps XL Catlin’s McKay for New Distribution & Client Mgmt Role

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Kerry McKay to the newly created role of head of Distribution and Client Management for Continental Europe. He will report directly to LSM’s head of Europe, Kadidja Sinz. …

Sherman Named President of Michigan’s Acrisure

Acrisure LLC, a national retail consulting and insurance broker based in Caledonia, Mich., has named D. Michael Sherman as president. Sherman joined Acrisure in January as a strategic advisor, bringing more than 40 years of experience in the insurance industry …

MJ Insurance Adds Parker, Slusser to Risk Management Team in Indianapolis

Indiana-based MJ Insurance, has welcomed two new additions to the risk management department in its Indianapolis headquarters, Aaron Parker and Jon Slusser. Parker joins the MJ team as a client executive, responsible for the overall client experience — creating and …