Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:03:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 LIU Adds Underwriters to Risk Engineering Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/27/358878.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:52:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358878 Liberty International Underwriters has added five risk engineers to its U.S. and Latin America risk engineering team to focus on energy-related opportunities and civil construction projects in response to the resurgence in America’s energy industry and continued energy growth anticipated …

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Mattax Confirmed as Texas Insurance Commissioner http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/27/358874.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:47:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358874 The appointment of David Mattax as Texas Insurance Commissioner has been confirmed by the Texas Senate, the insurance department reported. Mattax was appointed to the job by Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 21. He was appointed earlier in January by …

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Ariel Re Launches Ariel Specialty Insurance Managers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/27/358863.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:39:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358863 Ariel Specialty will commence underwriting E&S property business on March 1st, 2015, with business being written through wholesale brokers only on a limited appointment basis and on behalf of Ariel’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1910. The new E&S property underwriting unit underwriting …

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Atlas in California Names Williams Executive Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/27/358851.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:51:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358851 Atlas General Insurances Services LLC in California has named Mark Williams executive vice president of underwriting. Williams will be responsible for driving profitable workers’ compensation and premium growth nationwide. Williams will also assist in the management of all underwriting personnel …

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All Risks Adds Aimini as Brokerage Underwriter in Miami http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/02/27/358795.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:32:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358795 Jorge Aimini has joined the Miami office of All Risks as a brokerage underwriter. Aimini’s responsibilities will comprise of underwriting accounts within the parameters of All Risks’ contract binding agreements and accessing brokerage markets for a variety of risks in …

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Rhode Island’s Risco Insurance Brokerage Hires Giuliani as Assistant VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/26/358705.htm Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:54:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358705 Risco Insurance Brokerage Inc. has hired Christina Giuliani as assistant vice president and wholesale broker for the New England Territory. She is based in Risco’s East Providence, Rhode Island, office and will also work out of the Fort Myers, Florida, …

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Gaines Named Liberty Mutual National Medical Director, Commercial Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/26/358632.htm Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358632 Liberty Mutual Insurance has appointed Dr. Will Gaines, MD, MPH, as national medical director of its Commercial Insurance strategic business unit. Gaines is responsible for managing the company’s team of regional medical directors, as well as the strategies and tools …

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Fratianni-Atsaves Appointed Chair of Illinois Workers’ Comp Commission http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/25/358671.htm Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:58:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358671 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Joann Fratianni-Atsaves as the chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC). She has 34 years of experience in workers’ compensation law and has previously served as both an arbitrator and a commissioner at …

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New Jersey’s Selective Insurance Hires Eden as Head of Commercial Lines http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/25/358598.htm Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358598 Selective Insurance Group Inc. in Branchville, New Jersey, has hired Douglas T. Eden as executive vice president, head of commercial lines. Eden will assume responsibility for all aspects of standard commercial lines operations, including all regional management. Eden has spent …

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New Claims Consulting Firm Opening in Dallas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/24/358555.htm Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:56:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358555 Nelson Claims Consulting LLC announced the formation of a highly specialized consulting group focused on providing management services to insurance carriers, policyholders and legal teams for all components of complex and high value contents claims, dispute resolution and litigation support. …

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IBTX Risk Services Opens Office in Houston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/24/358494.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:40:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358494 San Antonio-based independent insurance agency, IBTX Risk Services, announced it has expanded into the Houston market. IBTX will engage clients and prospects in this new market, working to expand their client base in the property and casualty, oil and gas, …

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USI Appoints Deskins as Bond Manager for Kentucky http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/02/24/358477.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:23:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358477 USI Insurance Services has added Randy Deskins to the USI MidSouth region as its bond manager. Based in the USI Louisville, Ky., office, Deskins will be responsible for managing the service delivery of surety clients and surety carrier relationships throughout …

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Integro Hires Santoleri as Health Care Senior VP in Philadelphia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/24/358443.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:38:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358443 Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has hired Mark Santoleri as health care senior vice president in the Philadelphia office. Santoleri joins from Brooklyn, New York-based Platinum HR Management, where he served as corporate director of risk control, providing …

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Lloyd’s Appoints First General Representative in South Korea http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/02/24/358422.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:48:51 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358422 Lloyd’s has appointed Jin-Yung Sun as its first general representative in South Korea. Sun has worked in the (re)insurance industry for 35 years as both an underwriter and a Lloyd’s broker. He spent the first 17 years of his career …

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Glatfelter Promotes Williams to VFIS Senior VP in Pennsylvania http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/23/358351.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:17:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358351 Glatfelter Insurance Group in York, Pennsylvania, has promoted Edmund Williams from vice president and program manager to senior vice president and program manager for VFIS, a Glatfelter division that provides insurance, education and consulting services to emergency service organizations. Williams …

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Arthur J. Gallagher Names Chilton as CEO of UK-Based Brokerage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/02/23/358347.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:32:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358347 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced that Grahame “Chily” Chilton has been named CEO of the company’s UK-based international brokerage division, subject to regulatory approval. Chilton will be responsible for leading Gallagher’s international brokerage operations and will also become a …

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CGSC North America Nabs 3 Senior Executives http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/23/358346.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:30:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358346 Wholesale broker CGSC North America has made three senior appointments in its business development, partnerships and marketing operations.  All three will report to Tom Ruggieri, who last October became CEO of CGSC North America, which is part of Cooper Gay …

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Fills 2 Key Positions in Singapore http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/02/23/358318.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:34:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358318 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced two appointments to its leadership and underwriting team in Asia, naming Malin Fredriksson as Asia regional head of first party lines, and Kiran Prakash as Asia regional head of engineering and construction, both based …

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Johnston Promoted to P/C Underwriter at Michigan-Based J.M. Wilson http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/23/358203.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:09:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358203 Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson promoted Samantha Johnston to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston will be responsible for quoting, binding and servicing property/casualty accounts for independent insurance agents. Johnston gained experience as an …

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Business Risk Partners Hires Simmons as E&O Manager in Connecticut http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/20/358251.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 20:22:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358251 Business Risk Partners, a program administrator in specialty insurance, has hired Bruce Simmons as errors and omissions (E&O) manager for miscellaneous professional liability (MPL) and cyber liability products. Simmons is based in Business Risk Partners’ Windsor, Connecticut, office. Business Risk …

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Worldwide Taps Day and Donovan in Washington Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/02/20/358253.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:28:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358253 Worldwide Facilities Inc. has hired Craig Day and Brian Donovan in its Seattle, Wash. Office. Day was named senior vice president, and casualty specialist. He will lead the growth for all lines of business in the Northwest, and his focus …

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Alliant Hires DeBruin as Construction Services Group VP in Boston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/20/358157.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:33:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358157 Alliant Insurance Services, a specialty insurance brokerage based in Newport Beach, California, has hired Chris DeBruin as vice president and director of claims for the Alliant Construction Services Group. He will be based in Alliant’s Boston office. DeBruin will oversee …

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New Leadership Team in Place at Texas-Based Hotchkiss Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/20/358213.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:21:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358213 Carrollton, Texas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Agency (HIA) announced a new leadership team. Mike Hotchkiss is now the CEO, Ken Hotchkiss is the chief operating officer and Greg Hotchkiss is the chief financial officer. HIA Founder Doug Hotchkiss has transitioned to his new …

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Mutual Insurers Group Names Minnesota’s Sen. Metzen Legislator of Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/20/358201.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:06:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358201 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies has presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to Minnesota state Sen. James Metzen. NAMIC said it honored Metzen for his support of free-market principles and taking strong positions to improve the …

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Willis Names LaSala to Succeed Krauze as North America Chair http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/20/358185.htm Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:33:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358185 Global reinsurance and insurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed Christine LaSala to be chair of Willis North America. The North America business, which in 2014 reported revenues of more than $1.3 billion, includes 100 retail offices across the United …

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All Risks Adds Tuley, Coffey in Texas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/19/358103.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:56:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358103 The South Central region of wholesale insurance broker All Risks Ltd. has tapped David Tuley, to commence its Houston operation. In addition, Katie Coffey joined All Risks’ Austin, Texas, office as a brokerage underwriter, handling MGA contracts and small business …

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J.M. Wilson Promotes Tobolic to P/C Underwriter in Michigan http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/02/19/358098.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:44:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358098 Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has promoted Thomas Tobolic to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich. office. Tobolic is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property and casualty risks, as well as issuing policies …

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Guy Carpenter Appoints Eagle as Head of International Analytics http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/02/19/357947.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:18:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357947 Guy Carpenter has appointed Matthew Eagle as managing director and head of international analytics. Eagle will be joining Guy Carpenter’s London office on August 1, following the end of his notice period. In his role as head of international analytics …

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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Hires Bedaw as Senior Field Rep in N.H. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/02/18/357737.htm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:40:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357737 Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies recently hired Connie Bedaw as senior field representative to address targeted growth in New England. She will be affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway GUARD’s office in Nashua, New Hampshire. Bedaw will serve producers in Maine, New …

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Networked Insurance Agents Hires Villegas as Texas Sales VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/02/18/357749.htm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:14:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357749 Networked Insurance Agents has hired Henry Villegas as sales vice president in Texas. In this role he serves as the key point of contact for independent agency members in Texas. A native Texan, Villegas has more than 20 years of …

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