Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:55:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 JLT Group Expands U.S. Specialty Reach, Merges JLT Specialty, Lloyd & Partners http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/02/339216.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:48:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339216 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) a global providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has expanded its U.S. specialty capabilities and merged JLT Specialty Ltd. and Lloyd & Partners Ltd. to drive a …

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Friedlander Elected President of IMCA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/02/339214.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:38:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339214 Mark Friedlander of The Main Street America Group has been elected president of the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA). The association also announced its 2014-2015 officers and other board members, including four new directors. Friedlander is the head of …

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Zurich N.A. Appoints Schiavone to Lead Private Equity Unit in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/09/02/339213.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339213 Schaumburg, Ill.-based property/casualty insurer Zurich North America has named Paul Schiavone to lead its new private equity unit. The unit operates within the Global Corporate in North America (GCiNA) business entity. Schiavone joined the underwriting leadership team on Aug. 1. …

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Soares Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in California as Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/09/02/339196.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:38:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339196 San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. announced today that Casey Soares is joining the firm as a vice president and property specialist. Soares will partner with client and prospect teams while serving as an additional resource for market negotiations with …

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Wallace Jumps from Willis to Marsh in Atlanta http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/09/02/339183.htm Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:15:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339183 Insurance broker and risk consultant Marsh reported that Thadd Wallace has joined the firm as a managing director in the Global Risk Management Practice in Atlanta. In this role, Wallace will work with Don Bailey, head of industry and sales …

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Parker Named New CEO of USAA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/29/339063.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339063 Stuart Parker, currently chief operating officer at San Antonio-based USAA has been named to succeed current CEO Joe Robles when he retires at the end of February 2015. USAA Capital Corporation President Carl Liebert will succeed Parker in the role …

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Assured Neace Lukens Hires Seager to Support Midwest Clients http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/29/339056.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339056 Louisville, Ky.-based Assured Neace Lukens hired Cary Seager as Health & Productivity manager. In her new role, Seager will support Assured Neace Lukens clients in the Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind., markets with customized and results-oriented health …

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Endris, Parker Join Higginbotham/Swantner & Gordon in Texas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/29/339054.htm Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:13:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=339054 Commercial insurance brokers Aaron Endris and Bryan Parker joined the Swantner & Gordon branch office of Higginbotham in Corpus Christi, Texas. Endris joins as manager of the bond department and Parker as associate of property/casualty insurance, concentrating his service to …

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Levinson Joins IFG as President in N.Y. After Non-Compete Period Ends http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/08/28/338931.htm Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338931 IFG Companies announced Louis D. Levinson has joined the company as its new president in New York. Levinson was originally hired in August of 2013 but had to sit out a year until this month to assume the post because …

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J.M. Wilson Promotes Russell to Accounting Supervisor http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/28/338960.htm Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338960 Portage, Mich.-based property/casualty MGA and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting operations supervisor. Russell is responsible for payment and account reconciliation of company accounts and assisting the treasurer with the preparation of monthly financial statements.  …

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Lockton Appoints Keith to Lead Philadelphia Operation http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/08/27/338751.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:49:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338751 Privately-held insurance broker Lockton appointed Chris Keith as president of its Philadelphia operation. Keith will lead the broker’s Philadelphia team, focusing on business development and strategic client service for their property/casualty insurance and employee benefits clients. Keith has been a …

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Freiman Joins Risk International as Senior Consultant http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/26/338613.htm Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:34:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338613 Risk International, based in Fairlawn, Ohio, announced that Mark Freiman has joined the outsourced risk management provider as a senior consultant. He will contribute his nearly 20 years of group benefits consulting experiences to the company’s newly launched Benefits Advisory Services. Freiman served …

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Tague Alliance Names McLaren Vice President in Southern California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/26/338605.htm Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:27:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338605 Tague Alliance has named John McLaren vice president of business development. Tague Alliance is an SIAA master agency, and McLaren’s focus is to expand growth of the SIAA and Tague Alliance brand in the Orange County and Inland Empire areas …

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VanDelinder Retiring from Texas Independent Agent Association http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/25/338535.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:43:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338535 The board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas announced that IIAT Executive Director/President David VanDelinder is retiring from the association effective Dec. 31, 2014. Regarding VanDelinder’s retirement, Chairman Pat Arthur stated in the announcement released by IIAT: “Every member of …

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IICF Names CNA’s Marohn Western Division Chair http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/25/338478.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:37:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338478 The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation named Steve Marohn chairman of its Western division board of directors. Marohn is western zone officer for CNA. As chair of IICF, Marohn will help guide the philanthropic efforts of its Western division. Marohn assumes the …

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Patriot Names Lang California VP Of Marketing And Underwriting http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/25/338474.htm Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:19:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338474 Patriot Underwriters Inc., a Patriot National Inc. company, named Shadi Lang vice president of marketing and underwriting of its California region. Lang will be based in Woodland Hills. In her new role, Lang will build and manage agency relationships across California, focusing on the …

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VanDelinder Honored with Distinguished Service Award from State Auto http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/22/338432.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:53:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338432 David VanDelinder, president and CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT), has been presented with State Auto Insurance Co.’s Distinguished Service Award. The presentation by State Auto CEO Bob Restrepo and Western Region President Gerald Ladner was made …

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J.M. Wilson Adds Barney as Transportation Underwriter in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/22/338324.htm Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:38:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338324 Wholesale insurance provider J.M. Wilson has hired Erika Barney in its Arlington Heights, Ill., office as a transportation underwriter. Barney will be responsible for quoting new and renewal bobtail and transportation risks for Illinois agents. In addition, she will service new …

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ACE Group Names 3 to High-Net Personal Lines Posts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/08/21/338273.htm Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:57:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338273 ACE Group announced executive appointments in its high net worth personal lines insurance business, ACE Private Risk Services, naming Annmarie Camp as senior vice president, National Sales and Distribution leader, Shannon Detroit as vice president, Central Region, and Heather Cabra …

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Johnston Joins J.M. Wilson as Assistant Underwriter in Michigan http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/20/338216.htm Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:25:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338216 Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M., Wilson has added Samantha Johnston as assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston began at J.M. Wilson as a property/casualty intern in May 2014. Prior to that, she worked at …

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Miller Joins Governmental Affairs Team at IIAT http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/19/338119.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:04:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338119 The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) announced that Amanda Miller of New Braunfels has joined the association as governmental affairs manager and PAC coordinator. Miller has participated in a number of political campaigns both on the state and federal …

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Kretiv Joins XL Group Distribution & Network Team in Dallas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/19/338111.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:59:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338111 XL Group’s North America distribution and network team has added Michael Kretiv as vice president and client distribution leader. Based in XL’s Dallas office, Kretiv reports to Wayne Speeg, XL Group’s regional leader – South Central. Kretiv joins XL Group …

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IFG Companies Named Potts Regional Director in Arizona http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/19/338058.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:55:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=338058 IFG Cos. named Vickie L. Potts a regional director in its Scottsdale, Ariz. offices. Potts will be responsible for leading initiatives for the expansion of IFG’s bind operations in the Western and Midwestern states. Potts worked for nearly 17 years …

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AIG’s Mills Joins IFG in Atlanta As Managing Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/08/19/337929.htm Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337929 IFG Cos. has hired Steven M. Mills as managing director in its Submit unit. Mills will be based in IFG’s Atlanta office. In this capacity, Mills will be a member of the IFG’s Submit leadership team that continues to build …

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Bolton & Company in California Names Doherty Managing Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/08/18/337888.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:23:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337888 Bolton & Co. named Greg Doherty an executive vice president and managing director of the dietary supplement practice group. Doherty has experience in the dietary supplement and nutraceutical industry, as well as experience working for brokerage and consulting firms. Prior …

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Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters Hires O’Connell in Ohio http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/18/337801.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:21:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337801 Chicago, Ill.-based Berkley Fire & Marine Underwriters hired Kiley O’Connell as territory underwriting manager for the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. O’Connell is responsible for agency relationships and underwriting management for the newly …

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R.I.’s Starkweather & Shepley Appoints Assistant Sales Manager http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/08/18/337783.htm Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:06:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337783 Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. in East Providence, Rhode Island, has recently promoted Peter A. Javacone III to assistant sales manager. This is Jacavone’s third promotion in three years at Starkweather & Shepley. In his new role, he will …

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Landrum Appointed Underwriting Director at Specialty Insurance Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/15/337679.htm Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:49:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337679 Indianapolis-based Specialty Insurance Group (SIG) appointed Charles (Charlie) Landrum as underwriting director, with a specialty focus in the sports and entertainment markets. Prior to joining the SIG team, Landrum was the president of T.H.E. Insurance Company, a nationwide insurer of …

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N.H. Insurance Department Appoints Financial Regulation Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/08/15/337660.htm Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337660 The New Hampshire Insurance Department recently appointed Deb Stone as director of financial regulation. Stone, who formerly served as an actuary and director of market regulation division at the Insurance Department, brings almost 30 years of insurance industry experience to …

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MEMIC Hires 2 Senior Underwriters in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/08/15/337625.htm Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:16:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=337625 The MEMIC Group, a workers’ compensation insurer in Portland, Maine, hired Steven Crobar and Margaret Templeton as senior production underwriters to serve its agents in the state of New York. Together, Crobar and Templeton bring more than 45 years of …

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