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Students at 5 Texas Universities Receive Insurance Council Scholarships

Twenty four insurance and risk management students at five Texas universities were recently awarded academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation. The students attend Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Southern University, the University of Texas Pan American, the …

Fireman’s Fund Names Senior Product Director for Healthcare Practice in N.Y.

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has appointed Mike Midgley to senior product director for healthcare professional liability. He is located in Fireman’s Fund’s New York office.Midgley most recently worked in compliance, product development and risk management for 10 years at American …

Atlas Taps Horton as Western Region Vice President of Marketing

Atlas General Insurance Services LLC named Matt Horton vice president of marketing for its Western region. In his new role, Horton will be responsible for developing Atlas’ current agency base and managing distribution in the Western region, with a special …

LP Insurance in Nevada Names Cisneros Chief Risk Officer

Reno, Nev.-based Insurance Services Inc. named David Cisneros its chief risk officer. As chief risk officer Cisneros’ responsibilities include leading the risk management services division consisting of risk control, claims management, risk transfer and legal support management, benefits compliance consult …

Starkweather & Shepley Names Healthcare Risk Specialist in Massachusetts

Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has appointed Stephen Primiano as healthcare risk specialist. Primiano will be working out of Starkweather’s Westwood, Mass., location, where he will continue to develop risk management strategies for hospitals, physician practices, assisted living communities, …

Couch, Leung Named to Leadership Posts at Missouri Insurance Department

The Missouri Department of Insurance appointed two veteran regulators to key leadership posts. Carrie Couch has been named the acting director of the Consumer Affairs Division and William Leung has joined the Division of Insurance Company Regulation as the life …

NFP Names Merk Vice President in California

National Financial Partners Corp. P&C California has hired Sue Merk as vice president of business development in California. Merk will focus on expanding and cultivating cross sell opportunities for NFP’s California region. Merk has more than 25 years of commercial …

North Carolina’s Anders Wins Top Big ‘I’ Service Award

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers (IIABA or the Big “I”) recently awarded agent Cloyce Anders of North Carolina with the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor the association bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” …

Specialty Insurance Managers Launches High Value Homeowners Program

Specialty Insurance Managers Inc., a managing general agent based in Austin, Texas, has begun offering a new high value homeowners insurance program in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, with plans to expand into additional territories. The MGA …

New York’s Health Commissioner to Step Down for California Job

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said Wednesday. During Shah’s tenure as state health commissioner, he became a lightning …