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Aspen Insurance Agency Announces New Hires in N.H.

Aspen Insurance Agency in Manchester, New Hampshire, has hired two additional staff members. Lyndsay Lee has joined the agency as commercial marketing representative. Lee brings seven years of insurance industry experience to Aspen Insurance Agency. Her primary responsibilities include placing …

Arkansas Governor-Elect Names Kerr as Next Insurance Commissioner

Arkansas Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson has announced that state Rep. Allen Kerr will be the new state insurance commissioner. Kerr has been a Farmers Insurance agent for more than 30 years and along with his wife owns the Allen Kerr Agency …

Leavitt Group Adds Gourgues as VP, Benefits in Houston

Leavitt Group announced that Dawn Gourgues joined the agency as vice president of benefits in their Houston office. Previously, she was a health and welfare consultant working with middle market energy related accounts. Gourgues’ experience also includes financial projects and …

Bennett Awarded Matt Wells Scholarship to National Alliance Producer School

A former college and professional basketball player and coach is the most recent recipient of Insurance Journal’s Matt Wells Scholarship to the National Alliance Producer School. The scholarship honors Matt Wells, son of Wells Media Group Chairman Mark Wells. Wells …

Allstate Realigns Customer Units; Promotes Winter, Other Executives

The Allstate Corp. announced organizational and leadership changes in its personal lines management, agency distribution, multiple-customer operations and technology that CEO Thomas J. Wilson says prepare the company to serve the next generation. “These changes will help us build the …

Senate Confirms Rosekind As U.S. Highway Safety Chief

The Senate confirmed Mark Rosekind to lead the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has come under criticism this year for not responding more quickly to evidence of potentially deadly vehicle defects. Rosekind, an expert on human fatigue, has …

Cooper Gay Uruguay Launched; Ferrari Appointed Managing Director

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), the reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has launched Cooper Gay Uruguay as part of its strategic expansion in Latin America. Based in Montevideo, the team will focus on placing both facultative and treaty reinsurance …

Beecher Carlson Hires Aon Exec Martin as Managing Director in New York

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC, a specialized large account insurance brokerage in Atlanta, has hired Allyson Martin as managing director. She is based in Beecher Carlson’s New York office. Martin most recently served as senior vice president at Aon Risk …

Beecher Carlson Names Jeppson Vice President in California

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC has named Laura Jeppson vice president. Jeppson will report to Senior Vice President Brian Cushard and work out of the Woodland Hills, Calif. office. She will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regional …

A.I.M. Mutual Names Standing to Succeed Myers as CEO in Massachusetts

A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Cos. in Burlington, Massachusetts, announced that its board of directors has named President Michael E. Standing to succeed John A. Myers as chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2015.