Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Students at 5 Texas Universities Receive Insurance Council Scholarships http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/17/326769.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:43:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326769 Twenty four insurance and risk management students at five Texas universities were recently awarded academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation. The students attend Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Southern University, the University of Texas Pan American, the …

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Fireman’s Fund Names Senior Product Director for Healthcare Practice in N.Y. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/17/326708.htm Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:54:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326708 Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has appointed Mike Midgley to senior product director for healthcare professional liability. He is located in Fireman’s Fund’s New York office.Midgley most recently worked in compliance, product development and risk management for 10 years at American …

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Atlas Taps Horton as Western Region Vice President of Marketing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/16/326476.htm Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326476 Atlas General Insurance Services LLC named Matt Horton vice president of marketing for its Western region. In his new role, Horton will be responsible for developing Atlas’ current agency base and managing distribution in the Western region, with a special …

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LP Insurance in Nevada Names Cisneros Chief Risk Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/16/326474.htm Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:22:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326474 Reno, Nev.-based Insurance Services Inc. named David Cisneros its chief risk officer. As chief risk officer Cisneros’ responsibilities include leading the risk management services division consisting of risk control, claims management, risk transfer and legal support management, benefits compliance consult …

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Starkweather & Shepley Names Healthcare Risk Specialist in Massachusetts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/15/326265.htm Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:51:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326265 Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has appointed Stephen Primiano as healthcare risk specialist. Primiano will be working out of Starkweather’s Westwood, Mass., location, where he will continue to develop risk management strategies for hospitals, physician practices, assisted living communities, …

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Couch, Leung Named to Leadership Posts at Missouri Insurance Department http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/15/326306.htm Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:33:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326306 The Missouri Department of Insurance appointed two veteran regulators to key leadership posts. Carrie Couch has been named the acting director of the Consumer Affairs Division and William Leung has joined the Division of Insurance Company Regulation as the life …

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NFP Names Merk Vice President in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/15/326313.htm Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:05:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326313 National Financial Partners Corp. P&C California has hired Sue Merk as vice president of business development in California. Merk will focus on expanding and cultivating cross sell opportunities for NFP’s California region. Merk has more than 25 years of commercial …

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North Carolina’s Anders Wins Top Big ‘I’ Service Award http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/14/326237.htm Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:38:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326237 The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers (IIABA or the Big “I”) recently awarded agent Cloyce Anders of North Carolina with the Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor the association bestows on one of its members, during the annual Big “I” …

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Specialty Insurance Managers Launches High Value Homeowners Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/14/326225.htm Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326225 Specialty Insurance Managers Inc., a managing general agent based in Austin, Texas, has begun offering a new high value homeowners insurance program in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, with plans to expand into additional territories. The MGA …

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New York’s Health Commissioner to Step Down for California Job http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/11/326110.htm Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:59:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326110 New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said Wednesday. During Shah’s tenure as state health commissioner, he became a lightning …

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Sebelius Resigning as Obama Health Chief http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/10/326055.htm Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:27:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326055 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reforms, a White House official said on Thursday. Her departure removes a lightning rod for Republican critics as Obama …

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Larson, Aga Join Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/10/326019.htm Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:28:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326019 Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality (LRHI) added Ali Larson and Marvin Aga as commercial insurance producers focused on outdoor recreational businesses, including campgrounds, RV parks, resorts, hunting lodges and ammunition manufacturers. Larson has experience in property, auto and life insurance. Prior …

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Otis Appointed CEO of Texas-Based National Lloyds Corp. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/10/325972.htm Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:07:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325972 Waco, Texas-based National Lloyds Corp., an insurance holding company and wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc., hired industry veteran Robert Otis as chief executive officer effective April 1, 2014. Otis joins National Lloyds Corp. from Allstate Insurance where he …

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USI Insurance Taps Lockton Exec as Strategic Consultant in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/09/325859.htm Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:38:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325859 USI Insurance Services has appointed Pauline Sobelman as strategic consultant for its New York metropolitan office. For the past five years, Sobelman served as vice president, senior consultant at Lockton Companies, managing benefit strategies for complex large- and middle-market employers. …

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Fireman’s Fund Names Hahn Chief Marketing Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/08/325807.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:50:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325807 Novato, Calif.-based Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. named Robyn Hahn its chief marketing officer. Hahn is responsible for developing and executing Fireman’s Fund’s marketing and communications strategy. Hann has 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has held several …

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XL Group Launches K&R Coverage with Crisis Management Advisory Services http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/08/325802.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:55:39 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325802 XL Group has launched a kidnap, ransom & extortion (KRE) crisis policy that features a new agreement with risk consultancy, Terra Firma Risk Management LLP.  Through the agreement, XL Group’s new KRE coverage is accompanied by response capabilities and crisis …

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Fabors Named President of Texas-Based RISC http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/08/325780.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:28:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325780 Dallas, Texas – based RISC announced that Shawn O. Fabors was named president of the company upon the retirement of William D. Staub, Jr. The transition was effective Apr. 1, 2014. Staub joined RISC as president in January 2003 after …

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Ott Stepping Down as President, CEO of Texas Medical Liability Trust http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/08/325788.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:26:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325788 Austin-based Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) announced that Charles R. “Chip” Ott Jr. is stepping down from his role as TMLT’s president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective June 30 to dedicate more time to his family. Ott joined TMLT …

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Esurance Names Gellman Chief Marketing Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/08/325762.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:31:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325762 Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, said that Alan Gellman has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Gellman will oversee all of Esurance’s marketing and advertising efforts, including direct marketing, online and offline advertising, search, brand partnerships, communications and customer …

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Hiscox Re Names Bakhshi, Thakrar Chief Officers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/04/08/325743.htm Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:25:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325743 Hiscox Re, the newly combined reinsurance operations of Hiscox, announced the appointments of Reeva Bakhshi as chief financial officer and Paresh Thakrar as chief operating officer. CFO Bakhshi will be based in Hiscox’s Bermuda office. She previously held a number …

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Century Risk Advisors Launches Professional Liability Division http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/07/325682.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:45:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325682 Century Risk Advisors (CRA), an independent brokerage and risk management agency, has launched a new Professional Practice Division that will specialize in creating risk management and insurance programs for law firms, accounting firms, and other professional practices.  The new division …

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Specialty Risk Associates Adds Faust as Commercial Lines Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/07/325677.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:41:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325677 Shreveport, La.-based Specialty Risk Associates Inc. announced that Cody Faust joined the firm as a commercial lines underwriter. Prior to joining Specialty Risk, Faust worked in marketing and business development for a general agency. He has four years of experience …

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Mackey Named VP-Underwriting at Columbia Insurance Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/07/325675.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:40:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325675 Columbia Insurance Group (CIG), headquartered in Columbia, Mo., welcomed Scott Mackey to its executive team in the newly created role of vice president of underwriting. Mackey is a seasoned insurance professional with 30 years in marketing and underwriting roles with …

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Ng Joins Miller’s Treaty Reinsurance Team in Hong Kong http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/04/07/325646.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:17:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325646 Joe Ng has joined Miller Insurance Services in Hong Kong in a treaty reinsurance business production role. Before joining Miller, Joe Ng spent 43 years at China Taiping Group in various roles, most recently as deputy general manager and a …

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ACE Creates Global Cyber Risk Unit Headed by Merrill http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/07/325617.htm Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:47:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325617 ACE Group has created a Global Cyber Risk Practice to address growing risks as legislation and exposures for privacy and network security evolve around the world and customer demands for cyber risk insurance and risk management solutions grow. To lead …

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Clark Insurance Appoints Senior Account Executive in Maine http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/04/325492.htm Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:51:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325492 Clark Insurance, an employee-owned independent insurance agency with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, hired Kristine Sullivan as a senior account executive in the business insurance department.Sullivan is an experienced insurance agent and underwriter with more than 25 years of …

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Acadia Insurance in Maine Announces 2 Appointments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/04/325491.htm Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:41:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325491 Acadia Insurance, a Westbrook, Maine-based subsidiary of W. R. Berkley Corp., announced two appointments in its specialty marine unit.Acadia Insurance said Mark Groenheide will assume the role of assistant vice president, specialty marine. In his new role, he will be …

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The Leavitt Group Opens New Office in Houston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/03/325400.htm Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:33:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325400 The Leavitt Group has opened a new office, Risk Services – Leavitt Insurance Agencies, in Houston. The agency will be co-managed/owned by Vladimir Chemadurov and Rob Eppers. In the South Central region, Utah-based Leavitt Group also has existing offices in …

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Woodruff-Sawyer Opens Denver Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/03/325377.htm Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:23:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325377 Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has launched a Denver, Colo. office, Woodruff-Sawyer Colorado. The office will be headed by Gordon Zellers, the Colorado practice leader. Zellers will focus on client relationship management and business development as he works to build Woodruff-Sawyer’s presence …

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Cohen Joins SSA Insurance Services in Louisiana http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/02/325158.htm Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:46:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=325158 Excess and surplus insurance broker and managing general agent, SSA Insurance Services, has added Madelyn Cohen to its executive team in Louisiana. Cohen’s responsibilities at SSA will include acquiring and developing new markets, commercial and personal line placements, recruiting new …

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