Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 22 May 2015 23:07:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Southwest Risk Names Flake Vice President in Texas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/22/369159.htm Fri, 22 May 2015 16:21:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369159 Southwest Risk, LP has named Jennifer Flake vice president and broker of transportation. Flake will work out of Southwest Risk’s new Fort Worth, Texas office. Flake began her insurance career in 1997 starting with a direct market followed by moves …

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Bermuda Monetary Authority Appoints Lespere as Chief Operations Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/22/369132.htm Fri, 22 May 2015 15:42:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369132 The Bermuda Monetary Authority has appointed Shanna Lespere as its chief operations officer (COO). In her new position, effective immediately, Lespere will oversee the authority’s operational functions – communications, document management, enterprise risk management, facilities, finance and currency, human resources, …

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Willis Construction Adds Russo in New York, Johnson in Chicago http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/22/369125.htm Fri, 22 May 2015 14:27:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369125 Willis North America announced two appointments to its Construction Practice. Joseph Russo has been appointed East Region Broking Leader for the National Construction team based in New York. In this newly created role, Russo will serve as a senior construction …

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IFG Companies Adds DeCouto as VP of Primary Property Unit in Atlanta http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/05/22/368898.htm Fri, 22 May 2015 08:00:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368898 IFG Companies has named Sophia J. DeCouto as vice president and head of the Primary Property Unit within its Brokerage Property Division. DeCouto comes to IFG Companies with experience in excess and surplus lines property underwriting, including primary property, shared …

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J.M. Wilson in Michigan Promotes Councell to Fleet Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/05/21/369020.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 16:16:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=369020 Portage, MI.-based J.M. Wilson has promoted Jennifer Councell to fleet transportation underwriter. Councell is responsible for quoting new and renewal business for independent insurance agents in 21 states. Councell has been with J.M. Wilson since 2007, where she began as …

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EPIC in California Names Lamison Director of Benefits Technology http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/21/368991.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 15:24:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368991 San Francisco, Calif.-based Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Myesha Lamison director of benefits technology as a part of EPIC’s employer services platform team. Lamison will be based in EPIC’s San Francisco office and report to John Gaffney, operations director …

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AEGIS London’s Managing Director Moves to Canopius as Group CEO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/21/368946.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 08:28:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368946 AEGIS London announced that Stuart Davies, the company’s managing director, has resigned to take up the group CEO role at Canopius. At Canopius, Davies succeeds Michael Watson who remains the company’s chairman. As group chief executive officer, Davies will assume executive responsibility for …

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Names Emerson to Head Liability Claims in Canada http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/21/368940.htm Thu, 21 May 2015 06:03:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368940 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has named Paul Emerson as head of liability claims in Canada. Emerson comes to BHSI from the law firm of Clyde & Co Canada LLP. “As an attorney with extensive experience handling casualty, executive and …

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Lawsky to Step Down as New York’s Top Financial Regulator Next Month http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/05/20/368883.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 18:28:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368883 Benjamin Lawsky will step down next month as New York’s top bank regulator after four years, during which he threatened to take away the U.S. charters of some of the world’s biggest banks and collected billions of dollars in penalties …

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CNA Hardy Appoints Magnus as Senior Underwriter for Energy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/20/368791.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 11:14:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368791 CNA Hardy has appointed Clive Magnus as senior underwriter for energy, reporting to Carl Day, head of energy and marine. Magnus’ appointment follows a string of senior hires in the energy and marine team, including Carl Day, Matthew Bond and Miles …

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SCOR Appoints Brémond as Group Human Resources Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/20/368776.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 08:28:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368776 SCOR announced that Laurent Brémond has joined the company as group human resources director, reporting to Denis Kessler, chairman & chief executive officer, based in Paris. Brémond (47) is a graduate of the London School of Economics. He also holds …

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Florida-Based Orchid Underwriters Appoints Lynda Butler As CFO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/05/20/368749.htm Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368749 Orchid Underwriters Insurance Agency, LLC, a specialty underwriter of property insurance focusing on coastal properties, has named Lynda Butler as chief financial officer. She will also become a member of the Executive Management Committee at Orchid, along with Chairman Ken …

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ANV Holdings Forms Consumer Products Team for Lloyd’s Syndicate 5820 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/19/368619.htm Tue, 19 May 2015 10:15:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368619 ANV Holdings has unveiled a new consumer products team within Lloyd’s Syndicate 5820, reporting to Bruce Whitmee, who was recently appointed active underwriter (subject to regulatory approval). Based in London, the team of eight is headed by Sanjay Vara, head …

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ACE Appoints Kapoor as Terrorism & Political Violence Underwriter, UK & Ireland http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/19/368617.htm Tue, 19 May 2015 08:31:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368617 ACE Group appointed Ashwin Kapoor as terrorism and political violence underwriter as it continues to invest in building its specialist insurance capabilities around the world. Reporting to Piers Gregory, terrorism underwriting manager, ACE Overseas General, Kapoor will be responsible for …

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CoVerica Agency Alliance Hires Sterlacci as Regional VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/19/368439.htm Tue, 19 May 2015 05:19:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368439 CoVerica Agency Alliance, based in Dallas, has added Chris Sterlacci as regional vice president. Sterlacci will work with Regional Vice President Ashley Fox and more than 50 independent insurance agencies to help enroll new partners and support existing members with …

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Chubb Hires 3 from Fireman’s Fund High-Net-Worth Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/18/368589.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 19:51:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368589 Three insurance professionals with experience in the high-net-worth customer segment have joined Chubb Personal Insurance (CPI). Jennifer Celmer, Robert Haibi and Eric Shanks have been appointed to management roles at Chubb after having served in various capacities in the personal …

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Beacon Hill Hires Holcombe as Senior Account Executive in Pennsylvania http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/05/18/368547.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 16:05:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368547 Beacon Hill Associates Inc., a wholesale insurance broker and program administrator in Charlottesville, Virginia, hired Stephen A. Holcombe as senior account executive to to support the firm’s Northeast territory. He is based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. In his new role, Holcombe …

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MSIG at Lloyd’s Hires Eyres in Property Underwriting; Dougall Heads P&C http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/18/368495.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 10:27:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368495 MSIG at Lloyd’s, the international specialty arm of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, has appointed Martin Eyres as property underwriting manager and promoted Andrew Dougall as head of property and casualty. Eyres, who will report to Dougall, has more than 30 …

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ACE Appoints Hamzah as Regional Medical Malpractice Manager, Asia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/18/368488.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 08:27:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368488 ACE Group has appointed Kamal Hamzah as regional medical malpractice manager for Asia, a newly created position, as it continues to expand its financial lines product portfolio in the region to include medical professional liability. Hamzah will spearhead the development and …

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Brit Appoints Courchaine, Canna to New General Liability Team for U.S. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/15/368391.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 16:53:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368391 Global specialty insurer Brit PLC  has named Steve Courchaine as senior vice president to launch a new General Liability team for Brit Global Specialty USA. Courchaine was formerly chief underwriting officer of IFG and has 30 years of experience underwriting …

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Gilliland to Chair Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Commission http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/15/368386.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 16:44:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368386 Gov. Mary Fallin has named Bob Gilliland of Oklahoma City as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Gilliland was appointed in 2013 as one of the three initial members on the commission. He takes over as chairman on June …

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Henderson Brothers Announces 3 New Hires in Pittsburgh http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/05/15/368348.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 15:53:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368348 Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, announced the following three new hires. Michael Freas joined Henderson Brothers as financial analyst in the Benefits Department. Freas will analyze claim activity, provide regular reporting, and project healthcare …

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Abbate Insurance Promotes Iannotti-Montz to Personal Lines VP in Connecticut http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/05/15/368264.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 13:33:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368264 Abbate Insurance Associates, an independent insurance agency in New Haven, Connecticut, promoted Lisa Iannotti-Montz to personal lines vice president from personal lines manager. In her new role, she will serve as head of the personal lines insurance department and engage …

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Marsh Appoints Porter-Wright as Leader of UK Specie Division http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/15/368302.htm Fri, 15 May 2015 09:12:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368302 Marsh has appointed Marcus Porter-Wright as leader of its UK Specie Division. Porter-Wright will lead Marsh’s team of 30 specialists, which provides insurance and risk management advice to clients globally concerning highly valuable property, cash in transit, precious metals and precious …

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Asselin Joins McGowan, Donnelly & Oberheu in Austin http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/05/14/368225.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 16:46:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368225 Austin, Texas-based McGowan, Donnelly & Oberheu LLC (MDO) has added Bethany Asselin as an account executive. Asselin will be responsible for the production of new and renewal business and establishing new retail agency relationships. She has more than 10 years of …

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AEGIS London Hires Rouse as Casualty Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/14/368160.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 11:47:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368160 AEGIS London has appointed Dan Rouse as casualty underwriter. He joins from broker Howden. Rouse will join the established team of London-based underwriters writing an international book of business, excluding U.S.-domiciled risks, in a broad range of industries.  He reports …

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RSA Appoints Thomas as Broker Relationship Director for UK, Western Europe http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/05/14/368139.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 08:36:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368139 RSA, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has appointed Owen Thomas as relationship director, effective May 13. In this newly created role, Thomas will have responsibility for leading the top broker relationships across UK and western Europe, with an …

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AIG Names Schreiber Chief Strategy Officer, Eyes M&A Deals http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/05/13/368117.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 03:53:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368117 American International Group Inc. named dealmaker Brian Schreiber chief strategy officer as the insurer shifts to expanding through acquisitions after years of contracting through asset sales to repay a U.S. bailout. Schreiber, 49, will oversee mergers and acquisitions, global planning, …

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Worldwide Facilities Names Altamirano Property Broker in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/05/13/368099.htm Thu, 14 May 2015 01:53:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368099 Worldwide Facilities Inc. has named Marvin Altamirano a property broker in Southern California. Altamirano has more than nine years of experience in placing complex property risks. He has worked as a property broker since 2006. At Worldwide Facilities he will …

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Brethren Mutual in Maryland Announces 5 Appointments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/05/13/368094.htm Wed, 13 May 2015 18:45:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368094 The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company in Hagerstown, Maryland, announced the following new hires and promotions. Jeff Borkowski joined Brethren Mutual as vice president of underwriting and marketing. He oversees the company’s Personal, Commercial and Farm Underwriting Departments, in addition to …

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