Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:46:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 Wisconsin’s M3 Insurance Expands Management Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/23/327165.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:38:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327165 Wisconsin-based M3 Insurance announced the expansion of its management team. Inge Lindeque joins M3 as director of sales – employee benefits, and Brian Meyer is the new director of risk management – employee benefits. Additionally, Tim Cleary and Nezih Hasanoglu …

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Civisca to Focus on Marine and Inland Marine for Louisiana’s Fidelis Group http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/04/23/327115.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327115 Covington, La.-based Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), through its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters Ltd., a national marine and inland marine insurance coverage and service provider, appointed Michael L. Civisca as executive vice president. Civisca will oversee and continue building the …

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Roth to Retire, Replaced by Kinsey at Fireman’s Fund in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/23/327106.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:19:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327106 Lee Roth will be retiring from Novato, Calif.-based Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., and Joe Kinsey, who has reported to Roth for the past two years, has been named her successor. Roth will be retiring on May 1. Roth, a 32-year …

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Jones Joins New York Office of Corporate Synergies http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/23/327099.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:40:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327099 Kenneth Jones has joined insurance broker Corporate Synergies of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, as a senior vice president and producer. Jones will join the company’s New York office. He has several decades of experience in the New York metro market, …

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Colosi Joins Great American Insurance, Alternative Markets Division http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/23/327022.htm Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:32:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=327022 Great American Insurance Group said its Alternative Markets Division has hired Tom Colosi as divisional vice president, Group Captives. In this role with Great American, Colosi will lead the company’s existing group captive operation. Colosi joins Great American from Sparta …

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Farrell Promoted to Surety Underwriter at Michigan’s J.M. Wilson http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/04/22/326987.htm Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:04:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326987 Portage Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines insurance broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Stephanie Farrell to surety underwriter. Farrell will be responsible for underwriting commercial and fidelity bonds for new and renewal business. In addition, she will review submissions …

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Lockton Technology Practice Expands to East Coast with Groeber http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/04/22/326973.htm Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:48:38 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326973 Insurance broker Lockton announced that Shannon Groeber has joined its Philadelphia operation as senior vice president, Global Technology & Privacy Practice. Groeber’s addition expands the practice to the East coast. She will provide customized insurance programs and advisory services in …

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Sce joins Sullivan Brokers in Southern California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/21/326920.htm Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:36:59 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326920 Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Solutions named Jim Sce to the firm’s casualty practice group as vice president. Sce will work in the Los Angeles, Calif. office. Sce has expertise in construction classes, as well as experience in all casualty lines …

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Marsh & McLennan Names Dunn Director for Military, Veterans Affairs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/04/21/326882.htm Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:56:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326882 Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.  said that Eddie Dunn has joined the firm as director, Military and Veteran Affairs. In this role, Dunn will support the U.S. Veterans Talent Initiative Marsh & McLennan announced last November. He will be responsible …

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Ilinets Named Vice President of Hub’s San Francisco Commercial Markets http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/04/21/326866.htm Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:16:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=326866 Hub International Insurance Services Inc. named Artem Ilinets vice president in the San Francisco, Calif. commercial division. Ilinet’s primary role with Hub will be the deployment of risk aversive insurance solutions for business clients throughout the state. Prior to Hub, …

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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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