Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:41:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The Main Street America Group Appoints Chris Cox to Lead New Florida Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/03/27/362303.htm Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:27:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362303 The Main Street America Group has appointed Chris Cox as president of the carrier’s newly created Florida Region. Main Street America’s primary brand in Florida is Old Dominion Insurance Co. “Florida has ascended to become Main Street America’s second largest …

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J.M. Wilson Announces Staff Changes in Illinois http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/26/362264.htm Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:44:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362264 Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has promoted Jenna Caschetta to property/casualty underwriter in its Arlington Heights, Ill., office and added Gerry McCabe as P/C underwriter. Caschetta is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property …

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Miller Appoints Milner to Help Build Cyber & Technology Book http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/03/26/362162.htm Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:42:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362162 Miller, the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has hired Simon Milner, in a production and broking role in the cyber and technology area. In a press release, Miller said the appointment underlines its plans to build on the growth …

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The Graham Co. Appoints Health & Human Services Leader in Philadelphia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/25/362099.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:26:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362099 The Graham Company, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm based in Philadelphia, has appointed Vice President Carl M. Bloomfield as new leader of the Health & Human Services Division. Bloomfield replaces Tim Folk, who recently joined Beecher Carlson Insurance Services …

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Nautilus in Arizona Moves Kilgas, Hires Joyce in Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362074.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362074 Nautilus Insurance Group in Scottsdale, Ariz. has announced two changes to the management team of the organization. Michael J. Kilgas, who has served as senior vice president of claims, will move to a new role as senior vice president of …

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King Insurance in California Names DeGazon Underwriter, Program Manager http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/25/362060.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:53:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362060 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based King Insurance has named Andre DeGazon a senior professional liability underwriter and program manager. DeGazon has 20 years of experience. He was formerly a professional liability senior underwriter with ELM Insurance. King Insurance is a program …

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JLT Specialty USA Creates Environmental Brokerage Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/25/362041.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:53:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362041 JLT Specialty USA said it has added an environmental team to provide environmental brokerage and advisory services in energy, construction, environmental professional, finance and aerospace sectors. The individuals appointed to this team include Greg Schilz, executive vice president and JLT …

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ACE Promotes Gandon, Etherington in Global Accounts for UK & Ireland http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/03/25/362030.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:34:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362030 ACE Group has made two appointments within its Global Accounts segment: Ed Gandon, casualty manager, UK & Ireland, and Gary Etherington, property manager, UK & Ireland, as it continues to invest in servicing larger UK-based companies with turnovers of over …

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Philadelphia Insurance Promotes 3 in Marketing http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/25/361988.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361988 Philadelphia Insurance Companies has promoted one vice president and two regional vice presidents in marketing. Matthew Carroll assumes the position of regional vice president of marketing in the insurer’s West region. Carroll joined Philadelphia Insurance in 2008. As a vice …

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Heffernan Names Holmberg Assistant Vice President in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361973.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:25:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361973 Heffernan Insurance Brokers has named Seth Holmberg assistant vice president of health benefits in its Walnut Creek, Calif. office. Holmberg will be responsible for business development for the employee benefits division. Holmberg comes from an employee benefits general agent, where he spent three …

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Clark Insurance Hires Joy as Director of Employee Benefits Services in Maine http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/24/361946.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:53:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361946 Clark Insurance has hired Christopher Joy to fill the newly created position of director of Employee Benefits Services in the Portland, Maine, office. With more than 15 years of experience in the benefits realm, Joy will oversee account management processes …

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CAP Names Hammon Senior Vice President of Business Development http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/24/361919.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:09:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361919 Los Angeles, Calif.-based The Cooperative of American Physicians Inc. has named Hammon P. Acuna senior vice president of business development. Acuna will direct the activities and performance of all business development activities, including CAP business development, membership development, underwriting and …

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CNA Names Kubursi Senior VP – Financial Institutions, Management Liability http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/24/361886.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:44:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361886 Chicago-based insurance CNA has appointed Ziad Kubursi to senior vice president, Financial Institutions and Management Liability, effective April 6, 2015. Ziad brings more than 18 years of insurance industry experience to this role, most recently serving as senior vice president, head of the Management …

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Massachusetts Insurance Federation Appoints Murphy as Executive Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/23/361793.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:25:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361793 The Massachusetts Insurance Federation has named John P. Murphy as its new executive director, effective March 23. He succeeds James T. Harrington, who retired from the post in February. As executive director, Murphy will manage the Boston-based association’s advocacy on …

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Magna Carta Hires Leong as Chief Claims Officer in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/23/361781.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:43:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361781 Magna Carta Companies has hired Kevin W. Leong as vice president and chief claims officer. In his new role, Leong will lead Magna Carta’s national claims division. He is based in Magna Carta’s New York headquarters office. Leong has more …

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Liberty Mutual Names Russell Federal Public Affairs Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/23/361772.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:20:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361772 Christopher Y. Russell has joined the Liberty Mutual Insurance office in Washington, D.C. as senior public affairs officer, focusing on federal issues. Russell brings federal public affairs experience, having spent 14 years working for the U.S. House of Representatives where …

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PIACT Elects New Officers for 2015-16 Administrative Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/20/361455.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:53:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361455 The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Inc. (PIACT) elected officers during the association’s annual convention, held on March 12 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Following are the new officers who will lead PIACT in 2015-16: • President: …

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Former Cigna VP Wade Selected to Lead Connecticut Insurance Department http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/20/361474.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:32:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361474 Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is nominating Katharine L. Wade to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department. Wade succeeds Thomas B. Leonardi who stepped down from the post to join New York investment banking …

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New York’s SterlingRisk Hires Krush as New CFO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/20/361034.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:59:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361034 SterlingRisk, an insurance brokerage based in Woodbury, New York, has hired Joanne Krush as chief financial officer of the firm. Krush is based in SterlingRisk’s Woodbury headquarters. She succeeds Mark Landisman who recently left the post. Krush brings more than …

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Wells Fargo Insurance Names Meuse to Lead National Cross-Sell Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/20/361437.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:47:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361437 Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co. has appointed industry veteran Kristine Meuse to lead cross-sell efforts for its insurance brokerage and consulting (IBC) division. She is based in Dallas. Meuse will work closely with Wells Fargo’s corporate and commercial …

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Cincinnati-Based American Financial Group Promotes Weiss to VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/03/20/361414.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:35:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361414 Insurance holding company American Financial Group Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Mark A. Weiss to vice president. Weiss joined AFG in 2010 and most recently served as assistant vice president and assistant general counsel. In addition, he serves …

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OneBeacon Technology Adds Nathan Martin as Vice President of South Region http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/03/19/360900.htm Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:00:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360900 OneBeacon Technology Insurance Group has appointed Nathan Martin as vice president overseeing the South Region. John Wurzler, OneBeacon Technology president, said Martin will work on continuing to building the company’s business and relationships in the Southern states. Martin has over …

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ACE Appoints Tan in New Regional Head of Agency Role for Asia Pacific http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/03/19/361174.htm Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:49:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361174 ACE Group has appointed Jeslyn Tan to the new role of regional head of agency for Asia Pacific, based in Thailand. The creation of this new role reflects the company’s commitment and investment to expand the agency channel, which will help …

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Bishop Joins Southwest Risk in Dallas as VP, Property Broker http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/19/361015.htm Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:48:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361015 Jim Bishop has joined Southwest Risk LP as a vice president and property broker. Bishop has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry with extensive knowledge of the marketplace in the central United States. He began his career as …

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Legacy Risk in California Names Bolger joins Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/03/18/361119.htm Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:39:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361119 Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Legacy Risk & Insurance Services LLC has named Drew Bolger a producer and vice president. Bolger is focused on increasing the firm’s client base in the middle market. Bolger will work with the team to expand the firm’s reach into new …

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Beecher Carlson Adds 2 From Graham Co. in Philadelphia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/18/360941.htm Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:32:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360941 Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC, a specialized large account insurance broker, has expanded its National Healthcare Practice with the hiring of Tim Folk as managing director and Christopher Rieser as senior vice president. Folk and Rieser will work out of …

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Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Hires Ascolese as Casualty Broker in NYC http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/03/18/360936.htm Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:44:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360936 Burns & Wilcox Brokerage has hired Jerry Ascolese as casualty broker for its New York City office. Ascolese, who most recently served as senior vice president at R-T Specialty, will be responsible for providing casualty insurance services for clients with …

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Graves Joins Dallas Office of All Risks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/18/361002.htm Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:23:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361002 The South Central operation of property/casualty wholesale insurance broker All Risks Ltd. has added Eric Graves as a producer in Dallas. Graves joins the Dallas office as a brokerage underwriter and brings proven abilities in sales, marketing and business development. …

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Lloyd’s Opens Branch Office in Beijing to Access New Chinese Business http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/03/18/360906.htm Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:38:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360906 Lloyd’s opened a branch office in Beijing to access new business and forge closer links with business partners in China’s capital. Lloyd’s also appointed Songlin Chen, as general manager of the Beijing branch. In this role he will be responsible …

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JLT Specialty Names Battenfield Sr. VP, U.S. Downstream Energy in Houston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/03/17/360823.htm Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:38:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=360823 JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), appointed Robert M. Battenfield as senior vice president and leader of downstream energy. He is located in Houston. Battenfield will be responsible …

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