Wisconsin News

CNA Promotes Szabo to Commercial Underwriting Officer in Chicago

CNA Financial Corporation promoted Matt Szabo to assistant vice president, commercial underwriting officer for the Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin branches. Szabo will work with leadership to provide additional strategic underwriting support for all areas of CNA’s commercial offerings. This includes …

Wisconsin’s AVID Risk Solutions, Brent Harris Agency Merge

AVID Risk Solutions of Madison, Wis., announced a partnership with the Brent Harris Agency of Prairie du Sac, Wis. The merger of the two companies is effective June 1, 2014. The Brent Harris Agency will continue to service current and …

Wisconsin Office Building Closure Delaying Some Workers’ Comp Checks

Some workers who have been injured on the job are seeing delays in their workers’ compensation payments, due to a fire that closed a major state office building earlier this month in Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin State Journal reports the …

Wisconsin Researchers Test Affordable Wooden Shelters

Bob Falk is frugal and a realist. The research engineer at Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis. could have used expensive lumber, pricey nails and high-grade plywood in his tests to create an almost impenetrable tornado shelter made of wood. …

Outlook Revised to Negative for Badger Mutual Insurance; A- Rating Affirmed

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Badger Mutual Insurance Company (Badger Mutual), of Milwaukee, Wis. The revised outlook reflects Badger …

The Starr Group Hires Nyarangi as Benefits Consultant

The Starr Group, based in Greenfield, Wis., added Taylor Nyarangi as benefits consultant. Nyarangi has more than five years of professional experience in employee benefits. She will advise both large and small employers on fully-insured and self-funded benefits offerings. The Starr …

Wisconsin’s HNI Announces Personnel Changes

New Berlin, Wis.-based risk management, insurance and business advisory firm, HNI, reported a number of personnel changes. Teresa Bundy, Pat Madden and Brittany Swinton have been hired as account managers, and Dominique Beaudin has been added as director of information technology. …

Wisconsin Loggers Stealing Valuable Walnut Trees

Loggers spurred by the high price of walnut wood have been illegally cutting down trees on private property in southern Wisconsin, a sheriff said. Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden told Wisconsin State Journal this week that landowners confronted loggers on …

Wisconsin-Based HNI Launches Sales & Advisory Development Program

After a 63 percent growth spurt over the past two years, Milwaukee, Wis.-based HNI, a non-traditional risk management firm, announced it is launching a sales and advisory development program to recruit and rapidly onboard four to six new producers. The …

Heyroth Promoted to VP–Sales at SECURA

Appleton, Wis.-based SECURA Insurance has promoted Tim Heyroth to the newly created position of vice president–sales. Heyroth, who has been with SECURA for more than 17 years, will be responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies for property and casualty …