Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:59:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 North Dakota Commissioner to Serve on Financial Stability Oversight Council http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/18/341059.htm Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:53:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341059 The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) appointed NAIC President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm to serve a two-year term as the state insurance commissioner representative on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The 15-member FSOC was created …

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Lockton Adds Gabriel, Koslowski to Employee Benefits Team in Milwaukee http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/18/341034.htm Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:40:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=341034 Independent insurance broker Lockton, has added Account Executive Tom Gabriel and Senior Account Manager Lori Koslowski to the employee benefits team in its Milwaukee office. Gabriel joins Lockton with more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits’ arena. …

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Global Excess Partners Hires Carmody From AIG in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/17/340894.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:02:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340894 Global Excess Partners, a managing general agent, has hired Liz Carmody as senior vice president. She is based in New York City. Carmody will assist in managing the firm’s large property and mid-market accounts. In addition to managing property accounts, …

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Lockton’s D.C. Office Hires Bartnik From Wells Fargo http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/17/340892.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:51:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340892 Privately-held insurance broker Lockton Companies has hired Chris Bartnik as senior vice president. Based in Lockton’s Washington, D.C., office, Bartnik will join Lockton’s Employee Benefits business team that provides health, welfare, and voluntary benefit plan services for a wide range …

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FNA Insurance Services Appoints Quirk as AVP in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/17/340856.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:33:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340856 FNA Insurance Services in New Hyde Park, New York, has hired Stephen J. Quirk as assistant vice president of executive benefits, responsible for overseeing the growth of individual life, disability and long term care products and services for FNA’s network …

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ICW Group Names McAdam Western Regional Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340845.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:22:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340845 San Diego, Calif.-based ICW Group has added Stacey McAdam to a director-level position on its workers’ compensation executive team. McAdam will oversee business development, underwriting and agent outreach initiatives for ICW Group’s western states. McAdam will play a role in …

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AIG’s Regional Casualty Exec Thomas Joins Victor O. Schinnerer in Maryland http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/17/340827.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340827 Underwriting manager Victor O. Schinnerer & Company Inc. in Chevy Chase, Maryland, has hired Scott P. Thomas as senior vice president and senior underwriting manager leading the firm’s property/casualty segment of its Architects & Engineers program and the International P/C …

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NFP in California Names Ennis Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/17/340834.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:07:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340834 San Jose, Calif.-based NFP National Financial Partners Corp. has announced that Robert Ennis has joined the firm as vice president of employee benefits. Ennis has extensive benefits knowledge and leadership experience. He previously held vice president and senior management positions …

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Assurant Names Colberg as President, CEO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/17/340823.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:57:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340823 Specialty insurance provider Assurant Inc. has named Alan B. Colberg, as president, effective immediately, and as chief executive officer and director of the company’s board, effective Jan. 1, 2015. He succeeds Robert B. Pollock who announced his plan to retire …

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AssuredPartners Promotes Berman to Southeast VP Post http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/09/17/340821.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:51:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340821 Lake Mary, Florida-based AssuredPartners Inc. has promoted Louis Berman to the new role of regional vice president. In his new position, Berman will focus on strategic growth and development opportunities and operational oversight for AssuredPartners platform companies Assured Neace Lukens …

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Roach Howard Smith & Barton Adds Tucker in Fort Worth http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/09/17/340802.htm Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:28:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340802 Brian Tucker joined independent insurance agency, Roach Howard Smith & Barton, as an assistant vice president in its Fort Worth, Texas, office. As a commercial property and casualty insurance sales executive, Tucker is a fourth generation producer for the agency. …

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Hull to Head Surety for Willis http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/16/340598.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340598 Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed Scott Hull as executive vice president and head of Surety. Hull will be responsible for directing surety operations across Willis’ platform, with a focus on expanding surety capabilities globally. Hull …

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Rhode Island’s FM Global Announces Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/16/340578.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:32:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340578 FM Global has promoted six executives to new senior management roles, effective Oct. 1, 2014. Bret N. Ahnell, senior vice president, Western division manager, will become an executive vice president. He will oversee various divisions within the company, including underwriting …

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Berkley FinSecure in Maryland Promotes Martin to Director of Sales http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/16/340576.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:18:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340576 Berkley FinSecure, a W. R. Berkley company based in Towson, Maryland, has promoted Jon Martin to vice president and director of sales. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for management of Berkley FinSecure’s nationwide network of regional sales …

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Beckman Joins Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/16/340549.htm Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:54:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340549 Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire and Marine Underwriters hired Chris Beckman as operations and risk management director. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beckman will be responsible for underwriter support in systems, risk management and risk control efforts for the company. …

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XL Group’s Launches Regional Insurance Operations in Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/15/340536.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:59:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340536 XL Group has launched a regional underwriting operation in Scottsdale, Ariz. to offer brokers and clients in the Western U.S. more direct access to its excess and surplus insurance coverages The experienced underwriting team includes Scott Noffisinger, Katherine E. Schlueter, Rick M. Yale and Kim …

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AIG Names Fasano to New Chief Information Officer Post http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/15/340510.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:14:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340510 American International Group Inc. has named Philip Fasano to the newly-created role of executive vice president and chief information officer. Fasano will be responsible for oversight of the company’s global information technology, including reviewing and updating technology systems and platforms, …

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Advisen’s Ruggieri Replaces Hooper as North America CEO for Cooper Gay Swett Crawford http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/15/340492.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:55:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340492 Global wholesale and reinsurance broker Cooper, Gay, Swett & Crawford said that Thomas P. Ruggieri will join the company as chief executive officer and president of the North American operations effective Oct. 10. Ruggieri, CEO at Advisen Ltd., replaces Shaun …

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Marsh & McLennan Appoints Roberts as Deputy General Counsel http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/15/340463.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:53:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340463 Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. has hired Carey S. Roberts as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary. She will report to Peter J. Beshar, executive vice president and general counsel of Marsh & McLennan. Roberts will be responsible for overseeing …

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Wotring Joins J.M. Wilson for Southern Territory http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/09/15/340447.htm Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:21:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340447 Surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson announced the addition of Wendy Wotring as a sales and agency relations specialist for North Carolina and Tennessee. Wotring has held a variety of positions in the insurance industry over the past 25 years, 13 of …

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Integro Hires 2 Executives From Wells Fargo in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/12/340342.htm Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:45:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340342 Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers announced the bolstering of its middle market presence with the addition of two experienced brokers: Anne Webb, a managing principal, and Keren von Schmidt, a principal. Both will be based in …

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Brown & Brown Promotes Freebourn to Additional Post of People Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/09/12/340338.htm Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:52:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340338 Florida-based insurance intermediary Brown & Brown Inc. has promoted Richard A. Freebourn, Sr. to the position of People Officer. In addition to leading internal operations and internal audit for the company, Freebourn will assume the additional duties in the traditional …

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Guy Carpenter’s Bufkin Joins Hamilton USA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/12/340331.htm Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:20:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340331 Hamilton Insurance Group today announced that Barbara C. Bufkin will be joining its U.S. operations, Hamilton USA, as executive vice president, Business Development. Reporting to Hamilton USA CEO Conan Ward, Bufkin will be responsible for distribution, marketing and sales strategies, …

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3i Group’s Montague Replaces McFarlane As Aviva Chairman http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/09/12/340311.htm Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:35:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340311 Aviva Plc, the U.K.’s second- largest insurer by market value, named Adrian Montague as non- executive chairman, replacing John McFarlane, who is taking up the same job at Barclays Plc. Montague, 66, who joined the board of Aviva in 2013, …

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Twin City Group Adds Greve as Insurance Sales Associate http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/11/340290.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:03:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340290 Minneapolis, Minn.-based Twin City Group announced that Ben Greve has joined the firm as insurance sales associate. Greve’s role will be developing new commercial and personal lines business for the agency. Prior to joining Twin City Group, Greve held similar …

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Brown & Brown Names Abernathy Senior VP of Wholesale Unit http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/11/340272.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:50:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340272 Florida-based insurance intermediary Brown & Brown Inc. has appointed J. Neal Abernathy as a senior vice president of its wholesale division. Abernathy will continue to serve as chairman of Decus Insurance Brokers Ltd., the London brokerage operation Brown & Brown …

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Delaware Insurance Department Appoints Grant as Communications Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/11/340263.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:02:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340263 Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart announced that she has named Jerry Grant as communications director for the Department of Insurance. Grant spent nine years with the Democratic Caucus in the Delaware House of Representatives, the last two as deputy …

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ACE Launches Global Primary Casualty Unit for U.S., Canadian Multinational Companies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/11/340246.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:59:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340246 ACE has launched a new division that consolidates its U.S. and global casualty offerings to create ACE Risk Management Global Casualty. The division will provide more efficient underwriting and servicing for large multinational companies, as well as smaller but growing …

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Maguire Agency Adds Tretter as Commercial Lines Producer in Minnesota http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/09/11/340227.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:17:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340227 Roseville, Minn.-based Maguire Agency, an independent insurance agency offering property/casualty, employee benefits and personal insurance lines, has added Aaron Tretter as a producer for its property/casualty commercial lines business. Tretter will serve businesses and nonprofit organizations operating in the aging …

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Beacon Hill Names Senior Account Executive in Colorado http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/11/340206.htm Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:23:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=340206 Beacon Hill Associates Inc. has tapped Tim Morgan to develop its Rocky Mountain region of the country. Morgan will be based in Denver, Colo. and he will manage new business brokerage opportunities and growing the company’s agent base in this …

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