Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:37:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/21/347783.htm Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:52:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347783 ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk as a property/inland marine broker. Thibodeaux began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance where he worked as a catastrophe …

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Missouri Insurance Director Huff Honored for Distinguished Service http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/21/347771.htm Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:41:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347771 Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He was recognized for his tenure on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). “I am …

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New York Insurance Association Elects 2015 Officers and Board Directors http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/21/347736.htm Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:37:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347736 The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) elected its 2015 officers and board of directors at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 13. The following officers were elected for a one-year term ending Dec. 31, 2015: Chair: Bernard Turi, senior vice …

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RHSB’s Jones Receives Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/20/347671.htm Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:41:28 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347671 Douglas R. Jones, senior vice president and principal at Texas-based Roach Howard Smith & Barton, was presented with the Cyber Risk Management Leadership Award 2014-15 at the annual Cyber Risk Management Boot Camp held in Atlanta, Ga., and hosted by INSUREtrust. …

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Eastern Insurance Group Hires Lemos as Construction Practice Manager in Mass. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/20/347658.htm Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:28:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347658 Eastern Insurance Group in Natick, Massachusetts, has hired William Lemos as senior vice president and manager of its construction practice. At Eastern Insurance Group, Lemos will provide oversight and direction as it pertains to operations, marketing and new business growth …

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XL Names AIG’s Smith to Southeast Property Underwriting Post http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/11/20/347647.htm Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:57:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347647 To address the property insurance needs of  industrial and commercials properties in Atlanta and the surrounding region, XL Group has appointed Mike Smith as the new Southeast regional underwriting leader in its North America Property insurance business. Based in Atlanta, …

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York Names Bijarchi Vice President in California http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/19/347599.htm Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:43:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347599 York Risk Services Group has named Bijan Bijarchi vice president of risk management practices. Bijarchi will be based in Orange, Calif. York’s risk management practices division specializes in custom claims and risk management solutions for commercial self-insured and loss-sensitive clients. …

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Hub International Northeast Hires Dionisio as Personal Lines VP in Conn. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/19/347411.htm Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:03:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347411 HUB International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Rose Dionisio as vice president of Personal Lines. Based out of the firm’s Fairfield, Connecticut office, Dionisio will be responsible for business development, client retention and sales for the firm’s …

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Caldwell Named President of Smart Choice Agent Network http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/11/19/347558.htm Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:59:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347558 Andrew Caldwell has been named president of Worldwide Insurance Network Inc. in High Point, North Carolina, which owns Smart Choice. Since Caldwell’s start with the company in 2003, he has served in the positions of director of commission accounting, account …

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Connecticut Commissioner Leonardi to Step Down, Join New York Investment Firm http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/19/347491.htm Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:55:52 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347491 Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi will step down from his post on Dec. 11, 2014, to join a New York-based global investment banking advisory firm, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Wednesday. Leonardi, who led the Connecticut Insurance Department …

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Integro Adds Aviation Expertise With Dewald and Team in Utah http://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2014/11/18/347451.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:34:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347451 Integro announced it’s enhancing its aviation practice with the addition of sector specialist Leslie DeWald as managing principal. DeWald and her team of four will be based in Park City, Utah. They specialize in aviation and aerospace insurance. DeWald previously …

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Lancer Indemnity Hires Wind as Underwriter in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/18/347419.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:14:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347419 Lancer Indemnity Company, a standard lines commercial property/casualty insurance company in Long Beach, New York, has hired Mickey Wind as underwriter. In this position, Wind will focus on new business accounts and analyze commercial business risks. Prior to joining Lancer …

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Nakamura Joins Woodruff-Sawyer in California as Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/18/347405.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:29:09 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347405 San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Richard Nakamura as vice president in the firm’s property/casualty practice. Nakamura will work on building the practice’s client base. His focus will be on larger complex clients. He has expertise working with …

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Hlasney Named Director, of Lockton Health Risk Solutions in Kansas City http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/18/347391.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:42:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347391 Todd Hlasney has been promoted to director of Lockton Health Risk Solutions for Lockton’s Kansas City benefits operation. Hlasney joined Lockton in 2013 as a Health Risk Solutions consultant, partnering with client leaders and Lockton account teams to establish the cultural, financial, and operational …

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Catlin Elected Chair of Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/11/18/347310.htm Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:45:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347310 Stephen Catlin, Catlin Group Limited CEO, has been elected chair of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2015. Catlin succeeds XL Group plc CEO Mike McGavick who completes his two-year term …

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USG Launches Professional Division in California, Taps Fisher http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347302.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:37:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347302 USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and managing general agent, has launched of a professional division in El Segundo, Calif. The firm has also hired Frederick Fisher as director of professional liability. Fisher will be based in El Segundo. …

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Hub International Hires Farley as East Region Cyber Risk Practice Leader http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/17/347292.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:10:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347292 Chicago-based global insurance broker Hub International Limited has hired John Farley as vice president and Cyber Risk Practice leader for East region operations. In this role, Farley will be responsible for leading the risk management efforts for a newly developed …

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Milestone Risk Management in California Names Stonehouse President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347290.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:39:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347290 Milestone Risk Management of Irvine, Calif. has named Steve Stonehouse its new president. Stonehouse begins at the start of 2015. Stonehouse created Stonehouse Consulting Group after retiring from the carrier CNA in 2012 and has been working with both insurance companies …

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Texas Surplus Lines Assoc. Presents Awards, Scholarships http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/17/347262.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:52:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347262 The Texas Surplus Lines Association (TSLA) presented several awards and scholarships at its annual meeting, held recently in Austin. The “Joe Howse President’s Award” was presented to both Jennifer Mier of AmWINS Brokerage of Texas, chairperson, Texan Under 40 Committee, and …

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Missouri-Based Cameron Mutual Names Lindquist CFO/Treasurer http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/17/347258.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:39:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347258 Cameron, Mo.-based Cameron Mutual Insurance Co. has appointed Peter A. Lindquist as chief financial officer/treasurer. Lindquist, a CPA who holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, comes to Cameron Mutual from Monitor Liability Managers LLC, in Rolling Meadows, Ill., …

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Trees Promoted to VP, Infrastructure at Amerisure Mutual http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2014/11/17/347255.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:28:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347255 Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Jeffrey Trees to vice president of Infrastructure. Trees will continue to be based in Farmington Hills, Mich. and report to Shawn O’Rourke, chief technology officer with Amerisure. In Trees’ new role, he is responsible …

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Surmount in California Names Phin Commercial Lines Specialist http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2014/11/17/347245.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:20:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347245 San Diego, Calif.-based Surmount Insurance Services has named James Phin a commercial lines coverage specialist in its firm. His focus is on working with manufacturers and startups. Phin has more than a decade of sales experience. He previously worked for …

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CNA Hires DeVinney as Commercial Underwriting Officer in New York http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/17/347109.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:40:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347109 CNA Financial Corporation hired David DeVinney as commercial underwriting officer for its branch offices in Long Island and Westchester, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut. Based in New York, DeVinney will lead the strategy for the profitable growth of CNA’s Commercial …

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CNA Names 2 Actuarial Vice Presidents http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/11/17/347212.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:31:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347212 CNA Financial Corp. has appointed two new actuarial senior vice presidents. Mark Kaufman has been appointed senior vice president of Actuarial Pricing for Specialty Insurance. Kaufman will be responsible for the overall direction and general management of specialty pricing in …

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ACE Appoints Sales and Distribution Director for Iberia http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/11/17/347188.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:36:14 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347188 ACE Group has appointed Santiago Sánchez Mata as its sales and distribution director in Iberia, as it continues to strengthen its leadership team in Madrid. In his new role, Sánchez Mata will be responsible for the development and implementation of …

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Restrepo Elected President of Texas Surplus Lines Association http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/14/347129.htm Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:41:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347129 The Texas Surplus Lines Association Inc. elected officers and directors at its annual meeting in Austin on Nov. 10. New officers are: President Penny Restrepo, vice president/director commercial lines at Delta General Agency Corp., Houston Vice President Shawn Fabors, president at …

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Doan Tapped as VP in U.S. Risk Dallas Office http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/11/14/347125.htm Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:37:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347125 Managing general agency and surplus lines wholesaler, U.S. Risk Insurance Group Inc., has named Keith Doan a vice president in the Dallas office of U.S. Risk Brokers Inc. Doan has more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry. He …

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Richcreek Joins Willis Health Care Team in Orlando http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/11/14/347099.htm Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:48:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347099 Insurance and reinsurance broker Willis North America has appointed Karyn Richcreek as vice president, Health Care Practice, at Willis of Orlando. Richcreek will be responsible for business development and client retention of physician groups, accountable care organizations, hospitals and ambulatory …

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RenaissanceRe Announces Executive Management Changes http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/11/14/347064.htm Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:00:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347064 RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced that Peter C. Durhager has decided to step down as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and that Jeffrey D. Kelly, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will become chief operating officer …

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Lockton Hires Amato as Health Risk Solutions Director in D.C. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2014/11/13/347000.htm Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:22:35 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347000 Privately-held insurance broker Lockton hired Karen Amato as director of Health Risk Solutions for the firm’s Washington, D.C., employee benefits operation. Amato is a registered nurse with expertise in population health and integrated disability management. Her experience spans more than …

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