Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:49:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 All Risks Hires Branson as Personal Line VP in Virginia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/22/350871.htm Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:29:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350871 All Risks Ltd., an independent wholesaler based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, has hired Lee Branson as vice president of Personal Lines division. Branson will be responsible for All Risks’ nationwide personal insurance practice and will be located at the firm’s …

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Lindemann to Retire as President, COO of CNA Commercial Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/22/350853.htm Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:32:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350853 Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. announced the retirement of Robert Lindemann, president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial — a $3.5 billion commercial property and casualty business — effective Dec. 31, 2014. With an insurance career that spans more than three decades, Lindemann has used …

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Eastern Insurance Group Hires Belmonte as VP in Massachusetts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/22/350810.htm Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:47:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350810 Eastern Insurance Group in Natick, Massachusetts, has hired Janice Belmonte as vice president and account executive for Eastern Benefits Group, the firm’s employee benefits division. Belmonte will work out of Eastern Benefits Group’s Norwell, Massachusetts, office. She will handle group …

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Reincke Promoted to Brokerage Manager at J.M. Wilson http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/19/350716.htm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:49:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350716 Portage, Mich.-based wholesale insurance specialist, J.M. Wilson, has promoted James Reincke to brokerage manager for the newly formed brokerage department . Reincke is responsible for developing and strengthening new and existing agency and company relationships, as well as growing the …

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Dallas-Based Waldman Bros Promotes 5 to Vice President Positions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/19/350714.htm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:48:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350714 Waldman Bros, a Dallas-based insurance and financial services firm, has promoted five employees to serve as vice presidents, including Leigh Bennett, Eric Goldberg, Rita Rolf, Melanie Rasansky and Tina Sparks. In their new roles, they will be responsible for developing …

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McGowan Installed as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/19/350710.htm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:46:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350710 The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana Inc. (Indiana Big “I”) has installed its slate of officers for 2015, including Hugh M. McGowan of the McGowan Insurance Group in Indianapolis as president. In addition to McGowan, the members of the executive …

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Arizona Insurance Council Elects 2015 Board Officers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/19/350688.htm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:31:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350688 The membership of the Arizona Insurance Council has elected its officers for 2015. They are: Tim Goeller, President of AIC and regional vice president for Business Insurance at State Auto Insurance; Phyllis Senseman, vice president of AIC and vice president …

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Aspen Insurance Agency Announces New Hires in N.H. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/18/350491.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:56:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350491 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 …

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Arkansas Governor-Elect Names Kerr as Next Insurance Commissioner http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/18/350558.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:28:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350558 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 …

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Leavitt Group Adds Gourgues as VP, Benefits in Houston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/18/350550.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:33:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350550 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 …

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Bennett Awarded Matt Wells Scholarship to National Alliance Producer School http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/18/350353.htm Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:41:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350353 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 …

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Allstate Realigns Customer Units; Promotes Winter, Other Executives http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/17/350408.htm Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:23:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350408 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 …

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Senate Confirms Rosekind As U.S. Highway Safety Chief http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/17/350394.htm Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:03:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350394 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 …

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Cooper Gay Uruguay Launched; Ferrari Appointed Managing Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/12/17/350364.htm Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:19:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350364 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 …

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Beecher Carlson Hires Aon Exec Martin as Managing Director in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/16/350324.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:55:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350324 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 …

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Beecher Carlson Names Jeppson Vice President in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350333.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:46:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350333 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 …

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A.I.M. Mutual Names Standing to Succeed Myers as CEO in Massachusetts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/16/350313.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:36:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350313 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. Myers, who has been serving as CEO and …

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Canal Insurance Adds Hall, Lewis to Leadership Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/12/16/350325.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:14:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350325 Greenville, South Carolina-based Canal Insurance has named Jarrell Hall, assistant vice president for marketing and business development, and Linda Lewis, assistant vice president for casualty claims, to the company’s leadership team. Hall assumes the responsibility for overseeing all marketing activities and …

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Brownyard Group in New York Announces New Hire, Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/16/350302.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:48:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350302 Brownyard Group, a Bay Shore, New York-based program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industry groups, announced two promotions and the hiring of a new client service specialist. Maggie Hammarth was promoted to account manager in the underwriting department. …

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IFG Cos. Hires Fann as Excess & Umbrella Division VP in Atlanta http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/12/16/350245.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:32:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350245 IFG Cos. in Burlington, North Carolina, has hired Tiffany Riggins Fann as vice president in its Excess and Umbrella Division. Fann will be based in IFG’s Atlanta office. Fann brings 15 years of specialty casualty underwriting, marketing and management experience. …

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Hub Names Gervang SVP, Manager of Commercial Risk in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/16/350246.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:55:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350246 Hub International Insurance Services Inc. named James Gervang senior vice president and manager of the commercial risk division in Mountain View, Calif. In addition to his commercial risk division management role, Gervang will assume certain account management responsibilities as well …

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NAIC Names 15 Consumer Representatives http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/16/350242.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:44:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350242 The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently named 30 consumer liaison representatives for 2015. The 20 funded and 10 unfunded consumer representatives begin their terms Jan. 1, 2015. Eighteen of the funded consumer representatives participated in the program in …

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Mallie Joins Spencer Re as Chief Executive Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/12/16/350225.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:40:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350225 Puerto Rico-based Spencer Re, a Spencer Capital Holdings company, announced that Tina Youngblood Mallie has joined the firm as chief executive officer. Mallie also serves as vice chair of Spencer Capital Holdings. Mallie joins Spencer Re most recently from Cunningham …

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Accident Fund Holdings Picks Dibean to Direct Business Liaison Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/15/350188.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 01:01:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350188 Lansing, Mich.-based insurer Accident Fund Holdings Inc. has appointed Jaime Dibean as director of the business liaison office. Dibean is responsible for managing the business liaison office team, including coordinating new project initiatives and helping formulate business plans and estimates …

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Zepnick Named Upper Midwest Region VP for Liberty Mutual Business Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/15/350184.htm Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:58:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350184 Timothy Zepnick has been appointed regional vice president for business insurance in Liberty Mutual Insurance’s upper Midwest region. Zepnick will be based in Waukesha, Wis., and is responsible for the profitable growth of business in the six state territory that …

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Miller to Join Insurance Broker Wortham in January http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/12/15/350106.htm Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:15:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350106 De Miller, principal of the Donald E. Miller Agency Ltd. in San Antonio, is joining Houston-based Wortham L.L.C. as a managing director on Jan. 1, 2015, under a letter of intent executed with Wortham Insurance & Risk Management. The Donald E. Miller …

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Employee Benefits Expert Dennis Joins Lockton in Chicago http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/12/15/349977.htm Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:39:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349977 Lockton announced the addition of David Dennis as unit manager and senior vice president in its Chicago employee benefits operation. He joins Lockton with more than 22 years of experience in health and welfare and employee benefits consulting. Dennis is …

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SCM Names Medrano Associate Vice President in Southern California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/12/14/350028.htm Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:55:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=350028 SullivanCurtisMonroe has named Jaime Medrano associate vice president in its Irvine, Calif. location. Medrano will guide SCM clients through the healthcare reform landscape and assist with the design and implementation of the employee benefits programs. Prior to SCM Medrano was …

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Allianz Announces New Leadership Team for Combined Fireman’s Fund, AGCS NA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/12/12/349991.htm Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:28:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349991 German insurance giant Allianz announced a new team that will lead the combined Fireman’s Fund and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty North American business beginning in 2015. Andrew Torrance, current president and CEO of Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (FFIC), will …

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Clark Insurance Announces 2 Appointments in Maine http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/12/12/349937.htm Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:53:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=349937 Clark Insurance, an employee-owned independent insurance agency with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, announced two appointments in its Portland, Maine, office. Tammy Volock has been named controller at Clark Insurance. Volock has more than 18 years of experience in …

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