Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:01:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Vermont Mutual Names Bridge as President to Succeed Catto http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/17/364871.htm Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:38:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364871 Vermont Mutual Insurance Group announced that its Board of Directors has elected Executive Vice President Daniel C. Bridge as president of the Group. Bridge succeeds President and CEO William A. Catto who will retire on June 30, 2015. Catto will …

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TWFG Founder Named Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/17/364874.htm Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:21:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364874 Richard “Gordy” Bunch, founder, president, and CEO of The Woodlands Financial Group (TWFG) has been nominated Gulf Coast Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, making him eligible for the 2015 national award. The Entrepreneur of the Year program …

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Brethren Mutual Insurance Hires Walthall as Virginia Territory Manager http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/16/364769.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:14:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364769 The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company in Hagerstown, Maryland, hired Jamey Walthall as Virginia territory manager. Walthall brings over 15 years of insurance experience in property/casualty marketing and sales with Nationwide, Travelers Insurance Company, and Maine Mutual Group. As Brethren Mutual’s …

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Former Northwest Airlines CEO Steenland Named AIG Chairman http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/16/364712.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:00:21 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364712 American International Group Inc. named Douglas M. Steenland as the insurer’s seventh chairman since 2005, replacing Steve Miller who oversaw the promotion of Peter Hancock to chief executive officer last year. Steenland, the former CEO of Northwest Airlines Corp., will …

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Philadelphia Insurance Companies Announces 4 Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/16/364716.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:37:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364716 Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania-based commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance company for niche markets, promoted Laura Boylan to vice president of Human Resources. The company is also promoting George Shalick to vice president and Julie Perkins and …

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All Risks South Central Adds Producers in Dallas, Houston, New Orleans http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/16/364704.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:29:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364704 Insurance wholesaler All Risks Ltd. has added three new producers in the South Central region: Zach Burdine in Dallas; Alan Doyle in Houston; and Aaron Ross in New Orleans. Burdine joins the Dallas office as a broker and brings proven …

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All Risks Names Campbell Senior Underwriter in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/16/364683.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:39:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364683 All Risks Ltd. has named Robert Campbell a senior underwriter in California. As a part of the national specialty programs unit, Campbell will be responsible for underwriting large workers’ compensation accounts for the healthcare industry. He will be able to …

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U.K.’s EC3\Legal Appoints Schrauwers as Chairman http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/16/364652.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:41:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364652 London-based EC3\Legal* has announced that highly respected insurance industry figure, Cees Schrauwers, has joined the company as chairman. Schrauwers, who has more than 35 years’ financial services experience, is a former managing director of Aviva International and managing director of …

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Reid to Become CEO of U.K. Retail at Arthur J. Gallagher http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/16/364637.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:55:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364637 Arthur J. Gallagher announced that Stuart Reid will join Arthur J. Gallagher’s international brokerage operation as CEO for U.K. Retail. Reid will take up the position at Arthur J. Gallagher later this year, subject to regulatory approval, and will use …

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Validus Reaseguros Promotes Salamanca in Miami Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/04/16/364565.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:00:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364565 Validus Reaseguros, Inc. (VRI), a part of Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. focused on the Latin American and Caribbean markets, has promoted Alejandro Salamanca in its Miami office. Salamanca, currently an underwriter in the Miami office working in the Treaty Department, has …

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EPIC Hires Woodhull as Principal in Connecticut http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/15/364545.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:37:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364545 EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property/casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm based in San Francisco, hired Timothy C. Woodhull as a principal. Woodhull will be part of the EPIC Risk Solutions team based in Stamford, Connecticut. …

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Wade Confirmed as Connecticut’s Insurance Commissioner http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/15/364542.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:25:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364542 The Connecticut state Senate on Tuesday officially confirmed Katharine L. Wade as Connecticut’s new insurance commissioner. Wade was nominated by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy on March 20 to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department. Wade succeeds Thomas …

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XS Brokers in Massachusetts Announces 3 Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/15/364461.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:59:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364461 XS Brokers, a wholesale agency based in Quincy, Massachusetts, announced three promotions. Gabe Carrieri has been promoted to executive vice president. Carrieri joined XS Brokers in 2005 after a 13-year career in the investments industry. Since then he has helped …

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JLT Specialty Insurance Appoints Najim Senior VP, Analytics & Consulting http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/15/364477.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:26:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364477 Chicgo-based JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JLT Specialty USA), a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), appointed Chris Najim as senior vice president of analytics and consulting. Najim will work alongside JLT Specialty brokers and other client …

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ACE Appoints O’Halloran as Environmental Risk Underwriter, U.K. & Ireland http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/15/364364.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:15:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364364 ACE Group today announced the appointment of Glenn O’Halloran as environmental risk underwriter as it continues to invest in building its environmental liability insurance capabilities in the U.K. and Ireland. O’Halloran will be responsible for growing ACE’s environmental liability book, …

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Old Mutual’s CEO Roberts Steps Down, Hemphill Appointed http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/15/364362.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:02:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364362 Old Mutual plc’s Julian Roberts is stepping down as chief executive officer of Africa’s biggest insurer and will be replaced by Standard Bank Group Ltd.’s Bruce Hemphill. Roberts, 57, is resigning after almost seven years leading the London-based company, and …

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Trunk Joins Lighthouse Property Insurance in the Carolinas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/04/15/364329.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364329 Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp. has hired George Trunk as senior marketing representative of both North and South Carolina. Trunk comes to Lighthouse with more than 28 years of experience in the insurance industry having served in claims, corporate training, risk …

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Long Named Director of Michigan Workers’ Comp Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/14/364243.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:08:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364243 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Mike Zimmer announced the that Mark Long has been appointed director of the Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA). Long, who had been serving as administrator for the WCA’s Funds Administration, replaces Kevin …

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Amini Named General Counsel at Oklahoma Insurance Department http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/14/364240.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:06:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364240 Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has named Gordon Amini as general counsel of the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID). Amini held the same title when he previously worked at the department in 1981. Amini recently retired from Physician Liability Insurance …

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EPIC Names Mitchell Senior Vice President of Sales in West http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/14/364222.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:17:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364222 Edgewood Partners Insurance Center has named Christopher R. Mitchell senior vice president of sales in the firm’s Northern California Bay Area property/casualty insurance division. Mitchell will be based in Concord, Calif. and report to Curt Perata, managing principal and director …

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Pearce Joins Trade Group AIA as Tax Policy Director http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/14/364206.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:52:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364206 The American Insurance Association (AIA) announced that David F. Pearce Jr. has been named vice president, director of tax policy for the association. Pearce previously served as a partner at American Continental Group. Before joining American Continental Group, Pearce previously …

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DUAL Launches Marine Operations in The Netherlands http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/14/364195.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:42:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364195 DUAL, the underwriting agency arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, has opened its first office in The Netherlands. The Rotterdam office will initially write marine and energy lines with DUAL’s complete suite of products added over time, according to DUAL in …

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The Crichton Group Adds Five to Tennessee Agency http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/04/13/364165.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:58:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364165 The Crichton Group, an independent insurance agency in Middle Tennessee, has added five new employees to its team: Beth McKay, has been named new benefits administration supervisor; Jeff Corvin, has been named account manager in the construction unit; Debbie Pardue, …

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BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Co. Hires DVIC Graduate for Miami Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/04/13/364037.htm Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364037 Shawn Kay has joined the staff at BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company as a customer service representative in the Miami office working with personal insurance clients. Kay joined BB&T-OTC after completing his training with Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers, a nonprofit organization …

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Texas Commissioner Appoints 3 to Surplus Lines Stamping Office Board http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/10/364021.htm Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:30:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364021 Texas Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed Michael Berry of Cedar Park and Evelyn Miller of Baytown, and reappointed Jennifer Hoff of Cedar Park to serve on the Surplus Lines Stamping Office Board of Directors for terms to expire …

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AIG Names Kaiser’s Brady to New Post as Chief Technology Officer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/10/363964.htm Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363964 American International Group Inc., the largest commercial insurer in the U.S. and Canada, named Michael Brady to the new post of chief technology officer as Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock works to modernize the company. Brady worked most recently as …

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Scruggs Named CEO of Texas-Based AmWINS Specialty Auto http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/04/09/363910.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:15:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363910 AmWINS Group Inc. appointed David Scruggs as chief executive officer of AmWINS Specialty Auto (ASA), based in Richardson, Texas. Scruggs previously served as president of ASA. In his new role, Scruggs will be responsible for all day-to-day leadership and operations …

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Arbella Insurance Announces 4 Promotions in Massachusetts http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/09/363900.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:22:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363900 The Arbella Insurance Group in Quincy, Massachusetts, promoted four members of its executive team. Eileen Currie has been promoted to senior vice president of commercial lines, from vice president of commercial lines. Currie has been serving as head of commercial …

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Michigan’s Fremont Insurance Announces Staff Additions, Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/04/09/363859.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:51:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363859 Michigan-based Fremont Insurance Co. announced it is both adding and promoting staff to meet increasing demands for commercial lines products. Fremont is strengthening the commercial lines function with the promotion of Debb Koepplinger to territory sales manager, as well as …

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AmWINS Brokerage Announces Appointments in New Jersey, New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/09/363693.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:18:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363693 AmWINS Brokerage of the Mid Atlantic hired John Carlsen as senior vice president. Carlsen specializes in public entity risks, with an emphasis on CAT/natural disaster exposures. Prior to joining AmWINS, he was executive vice president with NAPCO LLC, where he …

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