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February 10, 2008

Susan Doyle has been named president and COO of Wisconsin-based Wausau Insurance, part of the commercial markets business unit of the Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group. Doyle replaces Mark Fiebrink, who retired.

Doyle joined Wausau as a senior vice president in 2004, and has served as Wausau’s executive vice president for field operations since 2005. In that role, she oversaw all Wausau agent/broker divisions and Wausau Signature Agency.

Prior to joining Wausau, Doyle held senior executive positions with Arch Insurance Group in Houston, Kemper Casualty Company in New York and Cigna and Ace in Philadelphia.

David Critchfield has been named executive vice president of SeibertKeck.

Critchfield comes to SeibertKeck after 35 years with Westfield Insurance Group. He will direct the agency’s strategy for mergers, acquisitions and partnerships, and assist in producer recruitment.

Critchfield began his career in 1972. He held various positions at Westfield, including 10 years on the corporate staff and 20 years as an executive officer.

Atlanta-based Proudfoot Consulting named former Ohio Casualty Corp. CEO Dan R. Carmichael as senior advisor to the firm.

Carmichael joined Ohio Casualty Corp. as president and CEO in 2000, where he assembled the executive management team, assisted in the recruitment of a new, independent slate of directors and led the group to develop and execute a strategic plan to restore the corporation’s financial strength and performance. In 2007, Liberty Mutual acquired Ohio Casualty for $2.7 billion. Carmichael remained through the transition as a senior advisor.

The recipient of a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, Carmichael also holds a Master’s degree in theology from Emory University and attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He achieved the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1981.

Suburban Chicago-based the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) elected Jim Wallace to its Board during its recent Executive Roundtable held in Naples, Fla.

Wallace is president and chief executive officer at GuideOne Insurance, one of the nation’s leading insurers of churches and churchgoers. Wallace also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Iowa Farm Bureau Mutual Funds (Equi-Trust). He is a member of Drake University’s School of Business National Advisory Council and the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board of Directors.

Former Ace Ltd. CEO and Chairman Brian Duperreault stepped down from the Bermuda-based insurer to assume to role of president and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.

Duperreault replaces Michael Cherkasky, who had been president and CEO since October, 2004. MMC announced in December its intention to find a successor to Cherkasky.

From 1994 to 2004, Duperreault served as CEO of ACE Limited, the Bermuda-based insurer MMC helped found in 1985. He then served as chairman of the board from 2004 to 2007. Under his leadership, Ace grew from a boutique catastrophe insurance specialist into a global multi-line commercial enterprise. He presided over significant growth and acquisition while at Ace, including the 1999 acquisition of Cigna’s property and casualty business.

Prior to ACE, Duperreault was with American International Group for more than 20 years, eventually rising to become executive vice president of AIG Foreign General Insurance and chairman and chief executive of AIG’s American International Underwriters (AIU), which comprises all of AIG’s non-U.S. commercial business.

Minnesota Insurance Commissioner Glenn Wilson recently announced that Manny Munson-Regala has been named deputy commissioner and will lead the Market Assurance Division at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Munson-Regala began his new position on Jan. 21, 2008.

Munson-Regala brings to the Commerce Department 20 years of experience in the insurance industry working in regulatory affairs and government relations. He was director of Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs at United Health Group, a position he has held since 2006.

Previously, he served as a claim attorney for State Farm Fire and Casualty and corporate counsel and assistant vice president of Government Affairs for St. Paul Cos. He also created the regulatory and government affairs functions for two St. Paul Companies’ subsidiaries and spin-offs.

Guy Carpenter & Co. named Nick Frankland, Andrew Marcell and Ryan Ogaard to its executive committee.

The committee is responsible for developing the firm’s strategic plan, setting budgets, prioritizing investments and interacting with the leadership of Marsh & McLennan Cos.

Frankland is the CEO of Guy Carpenter’ s European operations and also chairs the international board, which oversees the activities of the European and Asia Pacific management boards.

Marcell is the global head of business development for Guy Carpenter and also serves as the firm’s CEO for Continental European operations and leader of the firm’s specialty operations throughout Europe.

Ogaard is the global leader of Guy Carpenter’s Instrat unit. He oversees the firm’s worldwide network of actuaries, cat modelers, financial experts and software developers located throughout 14 countries.

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Topics Legislation Europe Ohio Casualty AIG Marsh McLennan

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