Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 RIC in California Names Gans Chief Operating Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/07/02/374071.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:46:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374071 Santa Rosa, Calif.-based RIC Insurance General Agency Inc. has named Jeff Gans chief operating officer. Gans reports to Gary Kitchen, president and CEO. Gans joined RIC in February 2015 as vice president of business development. He was previously with Capital …

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Cummins Named Exec. Director of IICF – Midwest Division http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/02/374046.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:55:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=374046 Mary Cummins has been tapped to lead the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – Midwest Division. Cummins will serve as the group’s new executive director and will be instrumental in charting and implementing the future growth of the Midwest Division and the …

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XL Catlin Appoints Plessis as Head of Emerging Markets http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/07/02/373956.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373956 XL Catlin announced the appointment of Brendan Plessis to the newly created role of head of emerging markets. In this new position, Plessis will lead the development of emerging market strategies, partnering with business leaders across XL Catlin to explore …

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Michigan-Based J.M. Wilson Promotes Gleason http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/07/02/373693.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:46:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373693 Property/casualty insurance wholesaler, J.M. Wilson, based in Portage, Mich., has promoted Cheryl Gleason as Personal Lines manager. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the Personal Lines team, Gleason will quote new and renewal business, coordinate with carriers, and …

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Young Named Associate of the Year by Texas Agent Association http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/07/02/373710.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:39:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373710 The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Wes Becknell, business development officer at AFCO in La Vernia, as its Young Associate of the Year. The award recognizes a young associate member of IIAT who demonstrates exceptional service to the …

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Siegel Elected as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/07/02/373944.htm Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:11:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373944 Andy N. Siegel, president of Siegel Insurance, Inc., a Trusted Choice insurance agency in Atlanta, was installed as president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, Inc. (IIAG) on June 13, during the association’s 118th Annual Meeting and Convention in …

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Union Mutual of Vermont Cos. Promotes Amick to Assistant VP of Claims http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/07/01/373876.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:55:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373876 Union Mutual of Vermont Companies promoted John Amick to assistant vice president of claims. He is based in Montpelier, Vermont. Amick joined Union Mutual in 1991 as claims adjuster. He has since worked for Union Mutual as regional general adjuster …

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IIAT Names Edwards as CSR of the Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/07/01/373708.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:39:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373708 The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Sonya Edwards, commercial lines account manager and team leader of the personal lines department at Bryan Insurance Agency in Graham, as its the Customer Service Representative (CSR) of the Year. This award …

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Vermont Mutual Completes Leadership Transition With Bridge, McDonnell http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/07/01/373662.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:56:42 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373662 Vermont Mutual Insurance Group announced that with the June 30 retirement of CEO William Catto, President Daniel Bridge will take on the chief executive role beginning July 1. In addition, current Senior Vice President Mark McDonnell will elevate to the …

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DUAL Enters Central, East European Market with Launch of DUAL Polska http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/07/01/373634.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:47:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373634 DUAL Group, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced its launch into Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), following the acquisition of the majority stake of Toruń, Poland-headquartered insurance specialist, Data Connect Direct (DCD). This acquisition, which creates DUAL Polska, …

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Corbett to Join Hyperion Insurance Group as Group CFO http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/07/01/373629.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:21:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373629 Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based insurance and reinsurance intermediary group, has announced that Oliver Corbett will join the group as CFO. Corbett, currently interim CFO at Towergate, will take up the role in August, subject to regulatory approval.  After seven …

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Insight Risk Management Adds 3 Staff Members to Nashville Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/07/01/373603.htm Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:42:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373603 Insight Risk Management’s Nashville branch, WC Dillon Co./Insight, has hired three new staff members –Raleigh Harwell, Kaitlyn Russell, and Vickie Owens – increasing its local staff to 10. The company said the move is part of its strategy to take advantage …

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Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia Elects Officers for 2015/2016 http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/30/373480.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:36:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373480 Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) inducted its 2015/2016 Board of Directors during the IIAV annual convention held June 21-23, 2015 at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia. IIAV’s Board of Directors consists of: Chairman of the …

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Founders Professional Opening Chicago Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/30/373523.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:14:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373523 Founders Professional, a professional liability insurance wholesaler, announced it is opening an office in downtown Chicago. The new location will be Founders Professional second; its first location is in St. Petersburg, Fla. Marketing and business development executive Aaron Lipson has …

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Sammons Named Texas Group’s Young Agent of the Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/06/30/373491.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:22:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373491 The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Adam Sammons of MHBT in Dallas the André P. Juneau Young Agent of the Year at its annual conference and trade show in San Antonio. This award is given annually to a …

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Worldwide Facilities Hires 3 Brokers for New Connecticut Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/30/373402.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:07:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373402 Worldwide Facilities, a wholesale broker and managing general agent based in Los Angeles, hired three new brokers for its recently opened Hartford, Connecticut, office. Worldwide Facilities hired Suzanne Averill as senior associate broker in Hartford. Averill brings 32 years of …

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Liberty Mutual Promotes Trish to Northeast Business Insurance President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/30/373450.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:51:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373450 Liberty Mutual Insurance has promoted Jamie Trish to president of its Northeast Business Insurance operations effective July 1. Trish will be responsible for the profitable growth of business in the region that includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, …

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Expands in Australia, New Zealand http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/06/30/373417.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373417 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) said it is entering the healthcare underwriting market in Australia, and has appointed Tony Bainbridge, previously with American International Group (AIG), to lead the effort. The insurer also announced it has opened an office …

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Giordano Joins The McGowan Companies as Executive VP http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/30/373361.htm Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:49:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373361 Don Giordano has joined Ohio-based The McGowan Companies (TMC) as an executive vice president. Giordano will be working with McGowan’s carrier and distribution partners to create additional excess casualty products and services, which will complement TMC’s industry leading excess casualty …

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All Risks in Maryland Hires Korn as Brokerage Underwriter http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/29/373330.htm Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:56:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373330 Independent insurance wholesaler All Risks Ltd. hired Stu Korn as brokerage underwriter in the Non-Standard Homeowners unit. In this role, Korn will be responsible for cultivating and growing personal lines business, focusing on high value residential properties in New Jersey …

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Kaufman Named Top Insurance Agent by Texas Agents’ Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/06/29/373349.htm Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:39:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373349 The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) named Garry Kaufman, president of Galveston Insurance Associates, as the recipient of its Drex Foreman Award at IIAT’s 118th Annual Conference and Trade Show in San Antonio in early June. Named after Drex …

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Hughes Named Chief Marketing Officer at Church Mutual Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/29/373322.htm Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:09:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373322 Church Mutual Insurance Co., based in Merrill, Wis., announced Laura J. Hughes will join the company as chief marketing officer effective July 6, 2015, and report directly to CEO Michael Ravn. With more than 20 years of experience and an …

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Dale Randol Takes Reins at San Antonio’s IBC Insurance http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/06/26/373239.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:57:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373239 Dale Randol has been promoted to president and CEO of San Antonio-based IBC Insurance. He replaces his father, Edwin “Eddie” Randol, who becomes chairman of the agency. Both men began their IBC tenures in 2000 when IBC acquired Eddie M. …

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ACE Taps Mandeville to Lead Surety Operations in West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/06/26/373230.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:35:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373230 Scott Mandeville has joined the ACE Group as vice president, Surety Underwriting, and regional manager for the Surety division in the Western region. The division includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. …

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Beazley Hires Kontonotas as Crime & Fidelity Underwriter in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/06/26/373191.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:44:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373191 Specialist insurer Beazley hired Michael Kontonotas as an underwriter for the company’s crime & fidelity bond underwriting team. He will work from Beazley’s New York office. Kontonotas has seven years of underwriting experience and was most recently a fidelity and …

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Hiscox’s Cruz Joins Starr as National Branch Officer, Field Operations Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/06/26/373180.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:39:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373180 Starr Companies reported that Robert Cruz has joined the firm as national branch officer, director of field operations. In his new role, he will lead the growth and distribution strategy of Starr’s field organization. He will report directly to Chuck …

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Towergate Hires Deakin as Retail Broking Director; Dalgarno as Chief Risk Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/06/26/373171.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:28:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373171 Towergate is creating a new retail broking division led by Janice Deakin, who will join the group as retail broking director on August 12, subject to regulatory approval. This division will encompass all the Towergate Insurance retail broking businesses, Towergate Insurance …

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DUAL Australia Launches Suite of Marine Products with New Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/06/26/373142.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:00:27 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373142 DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group*, has announced the continued expansion of its global marine and energy practice following the launch of a marine offering at DUAL Australia Pty Ltd. DUAL Australia will now offer a suite …

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MarketScout Adds Staff to Private Client Division in Florida http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/06/26/373129.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:15:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373129 MarketScout, the national electronic insurance exchange and specialty MGA headquartered in Dallas, has expanded its Private Client Solutions (PCS) E&S division with new hires in its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Jordan Ballou will serve as an underwriting assistant for the …

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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Names 6 to Corporate VP Posts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/06/25/373055.htm Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:43:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=373055 Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., based in Itasca, Ill., appointed Walter P. Bryce, Sean P. Connelly, James J. Murray, Russell G. Parsons, Russell J. Pass and Jonathon M. Winsbury as corporate vice presidents. Bryce began his career in retail insurance …

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