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COUNTRY Financial, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, has named Jim Jacobs as its next chief executive officer (CEO), effective early next year. He succeeds Kurt Bock, who is retiring Jan. 31, 2019, after serving as CEO for seven years. Jacobs has …

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Stone Creek Insurance Agency is expanding its Spokane, Wash. presence with the addition of four new employees. San Francisco Bay Area-based Stone Creek launched its Spokane office in February. Charles Hook has been named personal lines account manager. He has …

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Frenkel Benefits, an EPIC Company, has hired Nicholas Tunno as a principal in New York. Tunno will report to Phil Remig, Northeast region senior vice president of Operations and Sales. Tunno joins from the New York office of Marsh & …

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EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has tapped Josh Close as client services coordinator in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala.-based national energy construction practice, reporting to EPIC Principal Brian Tanner. Close will be involved in all aspects of client support, account rounding …

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Wholesale insurance services firm, Midlands Management Corp., headquartered in Oklahoma City, appointed Mark Sullivan as leader of its Transportation team. He is based in Dallas. Sullivan joined Midlands in 2010 as an associate marketing representative and later was promoted to …

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San Francisco, Calif.-based Paladin Cyber has named Josh Riley head of insurance. He will lead efforts to develop solutions that combine risk management services with risk transfer to help clients manage complex cyber-related exposures. Riley most recently managed the product …

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JLT Re (North America) Inc., part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Alain Bizet as senior vice president in Miami. Alain will join the property treaty team in Miami and focus on the broking efforts …

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Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan appointed Matt Taylor as vice president of Marketing. Taylor joined Farm Bureau Insurance in 2009 as an agent. He later joined marketing management as a managing partner in the Southeast Region. He subsequently became a …

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Fourteen-year Erie Insurance veteran Glenn Kricher has been appointed to the position of branch manager at the insurer’s Harrisburg, Penn., branch, effective Sept. 13. As a current senior district sales manager in Harrisburg, Kricher oversees one of Erie’s largest districts. …

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AmWINS Brokerage of Georgia has added Alex Furlong, an energy and environmental specialist, to its casualty team. He will be based in Atlanta. Prior to joining AmWINS, Furlong spent several years as a casualty producer at All Risks, Ltd. Before …

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