Insurance Journal » People http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:57:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Announces Senior Employee Benefit Appointments http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/01/30/355965.htm Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:47:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355965 London-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced several senior management appointments within its UK Employee Benefits business and JLT Asia. These appointments are subject to obtaining the appropriate regulatory approvals, where required. Mark Wood is retiring from his role as the CEO …

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USI Targets Southeast for Growth with Newly-Acquired Georgia Offices http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/01/30/355937.htm Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:15:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355937 Following USI Insurance Services’ acquisition of two insurance brokerage offices in Savannah, Ga., from Wells Fargo Insurance and Willis North America, the USI Southeast region has announced it plans to aggressively grow this market through ongoing investment and future expansion. …

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XL Appoints Turner as Lead Consultant for Complex Accounts Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/01/30/355945.htm Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:23:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355945 XL Group announced it has appointed Rob Turner as lead consultant to establish its Complex Accounts capabilities in London. The company said it set up its Complex Accounts team in 2012 because it saw the opportunity and the market requirement …

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Ohio’s Westfield Insurance Expands Responsibilities of Leadership Team http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/30/355845.htm Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:22:22 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355845 Westfield Insurance, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier based in Westfield, Ohio, announced the following changes to its leadership team: Mike Prandi has been named to the new role of insurance operations leader. He is responsible for the delivery of sales …

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Hub Northeast Hires Killeen as First VP of Private Client Services http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/29/355902.htm Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:19:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355902 Hub International Northeast, a division of Hub International Limited, has hired Lynn Killeen as first vice president of Private Client Services, focusing on further developing Hub’s family office practice. Based out of the firm’s New York City and Blue Bell, …

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Zehr Appointed VP, Segment Underwriting at CNA http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/29/355835.htm Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:25:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355835 Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Jeff Zehr as vice president, segment underwriting. In this position, he will expand his responsibilities to include leadership and governance for the commercial lines products for both the financial institutions and the professional services customer segments. …

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Canopius Expands U.S. Business, Adds Ironshore’s Winfield http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/29/355796.htm Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:04:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355796 Canopius Group Limited, the global specialty insurance and reinsurance platform of Sompo Holdings, is expanding its its U.S. operations with the appointment of Bradley Winfield as head of U.S. Direct Property. Bradley joins Canopius from Ironshore, where he was most …

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CNA Names Middleton Business Development Leader For Los Angeles http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/28/355754.htm Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:36:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355754 CNA Financial Corp. has named Chris Middleton business development leader in Los Angeles. Middleton is responsible for leading the execution of distribution management and sales initiatives. Middleton has more than 14 years of experience, including a period in business development …

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Willis North America Appoints Peiser Head of Casualty Broking http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/28/355719.htm Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:49:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355719 Willis North America announced the appointment of Joe Peiser as head of Casualty Broking. In this newly created role, Peiser will be responsible for the strategic direction of Willis North America’s casualty insurance offerings including workers’ compensation, primary and excess …

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Texas-Based Roach Howard Smith & Barton Promotes Buchanan http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/28/355677.htm Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:38:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355677 Keleigh Buchanan was promoted to assistant vice president at Dallas-based independent insurance broker Roach Howard Smith & Barton. Buchanan has 15 years of experience in the insurance industry. She specializes in offering products and services to high net-worth clients with …

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Wells Media Announces C-Suite, Managerial Promotions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/28/355653.htm Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:57:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355653 Property/casualty insurance media company Wells Media Group announced four C-suite and managerial staff promotions this week.  Julie Tinney now serves as chief marketing officer, Josh Carlson has been promoted to chief technology officer/chief innovation officer, Andrew Simpson became chief content …

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IA&B Adds to Sales Center Staff in Pennsylvania http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/27/355589.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:26:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355589 Insurance Agents & Brokers (IA&B), a tri-state trade organization based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hired John Angstadt as business development specialist and Cheryl Shiffer as professional lines account manager for its Sales Center. Angstadt comes to IA&B with 13 years of …

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XL Expands German Professional Indemnity Offering With Heienbrok Appointment http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/01/27/355591.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:11:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355591 XL Group has expanded its professional indemnity offering in the German market with the appointment of Jens Heienbrok as professional indemnity manager. XL Group said it made this strategic appointment because the market for professional indemnity insurance cover in Germany …

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CNA Names Orlando Senior VP of Sales, Distribution http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/01/27/355518.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:10:29 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355518 CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Rocco Orlando as senior vice president of sales and distribution for the United States, Canada and Europe. He will focus on improving the company’s market position with its producers. Orlando joined CNA in November 2012 …

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Jung Appointed Director of P/C Business Development at Oswald Cos. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/26/355472.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:15:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355472 Ohio-based Oswald Companies appointed Jessica Jung to the position of director of business development, property/casualty. Jung joins Oswald with more than 15 years of experience at Chubb Insurance, most recently serving as vice president and branch leader of Chubb’s Cleveland …

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Cross Insurance Hires Cellucci as Southern New England Region President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/26/355416.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:56:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355416 Cross Insurance, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, hired Paul J. Cellucci as president of the agency’s Southern New England Region. Cellucci will be responsible for expanding the Cross brand through managing a group of selected agencies spread …

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Worldwide Facilities in California Names Rowland Vice President http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/26/355455.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:36:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355455 Worldwide Facilities Inc. has named Joe Rowland vice president and broker specializing in casualty products in its Irvine, Calif. office. Rowland will be responsible for new business development in the casualty arena. Rowland has more than 25 years of casualty …

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Hotchkiss Insurance Agency Names Conner, Ramsey Partners in Dallas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/26/355269.htm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:33:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355269 Dallas-based Hotchkiss Insurance Agency announced that Chandler “Ross” Conner and Ben “Hunter” Ramsey each accepted invitations to become partners of the firm in December 2014. Conner, a native of Tyler, Texas, is a graduate of Texas A&M University and built …

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Lockton Promotes Manozzi to Executive VP in Boston http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/26/355417.htm Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:35:12 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355417 Insurance broker Lockton has promoted Chip Manozzi to executive vice president and leader of its Boston office. Manozzi also will join the executive committee of Lockton’s Northeast operations. Lockton said Manozzi will lead both business development and recruiting efforts for …

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SAN Group Hires 2 Agency Development Field Specialists in N.H. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/26/355380.htm Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:11:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355380 Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group Inc., an alliance of independent property/casualty insurance agencies in the Northeast, recently hired Lynn Marcou and David Collins as agency development field specialists for its member agency support team. Both are based in SAN’s Hampton, …

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Brownyard Group Promotes 2 in Beauty & Pest Control Programs in N.Y. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/26/355379.htm Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:25:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355379 Brownyard Group, a Bay Shore, New York-based program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industry groups, announced two promotions in its beauty and pest control programs. Kathy Lopez was promoted to account manager for the Salon & Spa Specialty …

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Schroeder Named VP of Marketing Texas-Based ITC http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/25/355267.htm Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:31:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355267 Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a Carrollton, Texas-based provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, has promoted Becky Schroeder to vice president of marketing. In her new position as vice president of marketing, Schroeder will oversee the company’s continued …

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Pinnacol in Colorado Names Brannen Vice President of Human Resources http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/01/23/355068.htm Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:16:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355068 Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado has named Barbara Brannen vice president of human resources. Brannen will oversee the company’s human resources and learning and organizational development areas. Brannen has 35 years of experience. Her previous roles include vice president of human …

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Willis China Unveils New Leadership Team to Drive Expansion http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/01/23/355050.htm Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:25:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355050 Willis Group Holdings plc, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has announced a group of internal promotions and moves to strengthen the Willis China leadership team. Mitchell Ma has been appointed as chairman of Willis China. Ma has been …

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Tennessee’s Crichton Group Makes Staff Changes, Names New Partner http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/01/23/355016.htm Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:01:19 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=355016 The Crichton Group, an independent insurance agency in Middle Tennessee, has appointed a new partner and a new director of risk management. In addition, it has also added an account executive and an account manager to its team. The staff …

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XL Group Adds to Insurance Underwriting Team in Dallas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/23/354947.htm Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:29:49 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354947 XL Group announced the addition of global risk management, construction primary casualty and inland marine underwriting expertise in its Dallas office. XL Group’s newest insurance underwriters include: Kristen Hough joins XL Group’s marine underwriting team as senior marine underwriter for …

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Glatfelter Insurance Group Announces 2 Promotions in Pennsylvania http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/22/354921.htm Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:35:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354921 Glatfelter Insurance Group (GIG) in York, Pennsylvania, promoted John Solari to president of Glatfelter Underwriting Services and chief underwriting officer for Glatfelter Programs, and Jim Partridge to president of Insurance Company Operations. Both promotions were effective Jan. 1. Solari and …

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Balvin Joins Louisiana-Based Specialty Risk Associates http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/01/22/354935.htm Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:55:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354935 Specialty Risk Associates Inc., based in Shreveport, La., announced that Genie Balvin joined the firm as a commercial lines renewal underwriter. Prior to joining Specialty Risk, Balvin worked as a property/casualty field adjuster, a commercial lines CSR and as an …

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White Appointed Director of Innovation at Accident Fund Holdings http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2015/01/22/354562.htm Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:31:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354562 Lansing, Mich.-based Accident Fund Holdings Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Austin White as director of innovation. White will lead the newly created innovation team in identifying opportunities for the business to generate revenue and improve operations while leveraging solutions backed by research, …

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IFG Companies Promotes Lewis to Executive VP in Connecticut http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/01/21/354757.htm Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:25:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=354757 IFG Companies has promoted Christopher M. Lewis to executive vice president. He is based in IFG’s Hartford, Connecticut, office. Over the past year, Lewis has served as IFG’s chief risk officer, where he has been responsible for developing and overseeing …

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