Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:57:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 XL Catlin Realigns U.S. Excess/Surplus Team, Names 3 Regional VPs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/09/03/380722.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:50:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380722 XL Catlin’s Excess & Surplus (E&S) Casualty business has unveiled a new geographically-focused structure and named three new regional leaders. Coy Rudd is appointed East regional vice president in New York; Ankur Chokshi was named Central regional vice president, based …

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Schul Joins Analytics Firm RiskMatch http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/09/03/380714.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:41:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380714 Patrick Schul has joined RiskMatch, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based analytics firm for underwriters and brokers, as chief sales and marketing officer. Before joining RiskMatch, Schul was chairman and CEO of Schul Baker Partners, a firm he co-founded in 2011 to help …

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Dillabaugh Joins Lockton’s Benefits Agency in Kansas City http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/09/03/380716.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:37:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380716 Scott Dillabaugh has joined the leadership team of Lockton Companies’ Benefits Agency as senior vice president. He will be based in Kansas City. Dillabaugh will focus on business development, fostering the company’s culture, and driving innovation. He will also be assisting several …

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Lighthouse Property Insurance Adds Gomez as Texas Marketing Rep http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/09/03/380706.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:33:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380706 Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp., based in Orlando, Fla., appointed Maureen Gomez as marketing representative for Texas. With more than 22 years of experience in the insurance industry, Gomez has held marketing, underwriting and relationship management positions. Prior to Lighthouse, she served as …

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Former New York DFS General Counsel Alter Joins itBit for Compliance Role http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/09/03/380661.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:34:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380661 Bitcoin exchange itBit has hired Daniel Alter as the company’s new general counsel and chief compliance officer, the firm announced on Wednesday. Alter, who spent three years as general counsel to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), …

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Triton Insurance Group Hires New Agent http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/09/03/380672.htm Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:47:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380672 Florida’s Triton Insurance Group, a provider of home, auto, business, motorcycle, umbrella, boat and workman’s compensation insurance, has appointed Cole Millican as its newest agent. According to the company, Millican has become a top producer with Triton. Triton Insurance Group …

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Beecher Carlson Adds 2 to Northeast Property Operations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/09/02/380390.htm Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:50:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380390 Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC, a specialized large account insurance broker and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., hired Molly Nolan as Northeast Property Practice leader in Boston and Evan Bull as managing director in New York City. …

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Insureon Hires Utkin as Chief Marketing Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/09/02/380407.htm Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:35:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380407 Insureon, an online provider of small business insurance, has added Andrei Utkin as chief marketing officer. He is based in Chicago. Utkin previously was with information and analytics firm Neustar. He also formerly worked at Capital One where he led the company’s …

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ACE Promotes 6 in International Energy Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/09/02/380361.htm Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:50:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380361 ACE Group announced six appointments to its ACE Global Markets (AGM) and ACE Overseas General (AOG) energy teams. All appointments are based in London and are effective immediately. Matthew Hardy has been appointed product head AGM Energy and head of …

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Hindson Joins Argo Group as Chief Risk Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/09/02/380359.htm Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:23:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380359 Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products, announced that Alex Hindson has been appointed as chief risk officer. Hindson joins Argo Group from Amlin AG where he served as chief risk officer for …

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Zewe, Jordan Named to Leadership Posts at Louisiana DOI http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/09/02/380247.htm Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:35:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380247 Jeffrey Zewe has been appointed deputy commissioner of the newly formed Office of Consumer Services at the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI) and Darie Jordan has been named director of the Louisiana Automobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (LATIFPA). …

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CAA Expanding into Nebraska; Elliott to Lead New Central Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/09/01/380249.htm Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:39:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380249 The Texas-based agency partnership Combined Agents of America LLC (CAA) announced it is expanding into Nebraska and elected Rick Elliott to serve as central regional vice president. The insurance agency aggregator will be actively seeking out growth-focused independent agencies in …

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Maine’s Cross Insurance Announces Leadership for Franchised Dealer Practice http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/09/01/380224.htm Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:53:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380224 Cross Insurance, an independent insurance agency based in Bangor, Maine, appointed vice presidents Michael J. McInnis, Sr. and Scott S. Colford as co-leaders of its newly formed Franchised Dealer Practice that will focus on the needs of new car and …

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Woodruff-Sawyer in California Names Ritthaler Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/09/01/380225.htm Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:52:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380225 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Mike Ritthaler vice president and technology practice director. Ritthaler will be based in San Francisco, Calif. and will lead efforts to further the firm’s niche in the technology industry. He has more than 25 years …

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Texas Wholesale Insurance Group Founder, Myron Steves, Passes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/08/31/380125.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:51:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380125 Texas independent managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker, Myron Steves, announced the passing of its founder and namesake, Myron F. Steves, Sr., with the following message: With a heavy heart we share the news that Myron Fuller Steves, Sr., our …

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NAMIC Hires Paolino as State Affairs Director for Northeast Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/31/380114.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:14:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380114 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) hired Cate Paolino as director of state affairs for the Northeast region. Paolino is based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and will represent NAMIC member company interests in New England, New Jersey, and New …

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Carvey Appointed Head of Treaty at Hamilton at Lloyd’s http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/08/31/380071.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:16:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380071 Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agency of Bermuda-based holding company Hamilton Insurance Group, has hired Trevor Carvey as head of treaty. Carvey will report to Dermot O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of Hamilton Underwriting Limited. He will be responsible for …

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Tissot Named SCOR Group COO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/08/31/380069.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:45:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380069 French reinsurer SCOR Group has appointed Nicolas Tissot as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective as of today, August 31. He reports to Chairman and CEO Denis Kessler, and joins the SCOR Group Executive Committee. The announcement explained that the …

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QBE Appoints Lingafelter as Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/08/31/380065.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:56:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380065 QBE Insurance has appointed Mark Lingafelter as managing director of its Asia Pacific region with effect from September 1, 2015. Based in Singapore, Lingafelter will be accountable for the ongoing execution of the QBE Asia Pacific Profitable Growth Strategy and …

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Ross Joins Florida’s SUNZ Insurance as In-House Counsel http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/08/31/380051.htm Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:57:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380051 SUNZ Insurance Co. has hired Donna Ross to join the Sarasota, Fla.-based company’s in-house legal counsel. According to Steve Herrig, CEO of SUNZ, said, Ross is joining the company as it expands its legal department to meet the needs the …

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Slape, Brady Named Deputy Commissioners at Texas DOI http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/08/28/380011.htm Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:38:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380011 Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced two key executive positions on his staff. Doug Slape will become deputy commissioner for financial regulation, and Kevin Brady was named deputy commissioner for agency affairs. Slape replaces Danny Saenz, who is retiring after …

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Russell Named President, CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/08/28/380003.htm Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:32:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380003 Mark C. Russell has been tapped as the next president and chief executive officer of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, succeeding the company’s current retiring leader Jim Kennedy. Russell comes to Ohio Mutual from Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance, where he has …

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Hiscox Appoints Giralt as Head of Property for Miami MGA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/08/28/380000.htm Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:30:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=380000 Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed John Giralt as head of Property for its Miami MGA operation. Joining from Catlin XL where he was a director covering the Americas, Giralt was responsible for managing the Latin American and Caribbean underwriting …

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Florida-Based Advanced E&S Group Opens Dallas Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/08/28/379999.htm Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:29:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379999 Advanced E&S Group, a Florida-based managing general agency, has hired April Moeser, branch manager, and Lisa Sherman, underwriting, to facilitate the opening of the firm’s new branch office operations in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas office will work closely with retail …

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Concord Specialty Hires DeRose as Senior Underwriting Counsel in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/28/379991.htm Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:26:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379991 Concord Specialty Risk, a New York City-based managing general underwriter and underwriting agent for a number of carriers and a series of RSG Underwriting Managers LLC, specializing in providing transactional risk insurance, hired Lidore DeRose as senior underwriting counsel, representations …

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Hubley Approved as President of Mass. Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/27/379910.htm Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:09:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379910 Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (CAR), the state’s industry-operated residual market and statistical agent for auto insurance, announced that Insurance Commissioner Daniel Judson has approved the CAR Governing Committee’s appointment of Natalie Hubley as the organization’s new president. Hubley has been …

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Henderson Brothers Hires Balogh as Consultative Associate in Pittsburgh http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/27/379889.htm Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:55:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379889 Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hired Chris Balogh as consultative associate. As part of Henderson Brothers’ consultative department, Balogh will provide clients with comprehensive compliance support and perform claims, risk, and benchmarking analyses. Founded …

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Virginia’s Continental Underwriters Hires 2 Lumbermen’s Executives http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/27/379884.htm Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379884 Continental Underwriters, a Richmond, Virginia-based managing general agency/wholesaler specializing in the placement of insurance for lumber and forest products operations, hired Corey Bounds as loss control director and Gretchen Steelman as property policy renewal team lead. Both Bounds and Steelman …

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Aon Risk Solutions Hires Surette as Resident Managing Director in Boston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/08/26/379742.htm Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:59:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379742 Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, hired Joe Surette as resident managing director of Boston operations. Surette succeeds Peter Caine, who left Aon in May to become chief operating officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operations. …

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Aspen Appoints Tassone as Executive VP for U.S. Program Business http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/08/26/379756.htm Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:45:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=379756 Aspen Insurance announced today that Dominick Tassone has been appointed executive vice president, Programs, for its U.S. business. Tassone’s appointment will be effective from Oct. 1, 2015 when Tom Muller, the current head of Programs for Aspen U.S. Insurance, retires …

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