November 15, 2009

Alan Ring has joined National Contractors Insurance Co., Inc. (NCIC), a risk retention group, headquartered in Big Fork, Montana, as director of sales and marketing. Ring will be based in NCIC’s Anaheim Hills, California, office.

Prior to joining NCIC, Ring was a regional manager for construction-related publications and affiliated online properties, including Contractor, Green Mechanical Contractor, Engineering Green Buildings and Building Design + Construction. Ring also served as a business development manager for Brown & Brown of California, Inc., located in Orange, California. Prior to Brown & Brown, Ring was vice president of sales and marketing for Wells Publishing, publisher of Insurance Journal. While at Wells, he expanded the sales team as Insurance Journal grew from two to five regional editions with nationwide print and online news coverage. He also developed a producer development scholarship program.

Calif.-based retail insurance broker Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC) has appointed Kenyon Hall as principal and vice president of property broking. A Georgia native, Hall will be based in Atlanta. For the past 10 years, Hall has specialized in complex property insurance programs for companies facing catastrophic exposures. These companies include clients in the real estate, retail, manufacturing and construction industries. In his new role, Hall will work to mitigate and manage property related risk for current clients. He will also focus on acquiring new customers.

Prior to joining EPIC, Hall spent 10 years with broker Willis and HRH. He most recently served as senior placement broker and south central region property manager in Atlanta. Hall began his career at Hobbs Group Insurance Brokers in Atlanta.

PMA Companies has named Patricia A. Brookey as assistant vice president for managed care services. Brookey will oversee the workers’ compensation managed care vendor management program for the Blue Bell, Pa.-based insurer,

Brookey has 20 years of experience in managed care services, with particular emphasis on vendor contract negotiation, quality assurance, statistical analysis and compliance. Previously, she was director of case management operations fort the workers’ compensation strategy division of CNA Insurance Co.

Greensboro, North Carolina-based Key Risk, which provides workers’ compensation insurance throughout the eastern United States, promoted Mike Marcus to the position of vice president and corporate marketing officer.

Marcus will be responsible for developing agency relationships, establishing corporate branding initiatives, and integrating marketing communications into the overall strategy of the company. Marcus will continue to support related sales initiatives as well as underwriting, loss control, claims management and client services. Marcus first joined Key Risk in December 2007 as regional director for the Carolinas. Marcus has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Colemont Insurance Brokers announced that Ben Lowery has joined the company’s Atlanta office as a property broker. Prior to joining Colemont, Lowery worked for American E&S where he had been a property broker since 2005. Prior to that, he was with CRC. He specializes in coastal catastrophe risks, but he also handles other property business.

Ironshore Inc. has named Rod Todd as head of its newly established Lloyd’s Property Operation, and promoted Peter Coleman to head of Ironshore’s Bermuda property operations.

Todd has experience in the Lloyd’s Property marketplace. Before joining Ironshore Bermuda in 2007 as senior vice president and property underwriter, he worked at Talbot Underwriting Syndicate as a joint team manager for property direct and facultative. He also previously served as managing director and underwriter at Faraday Syndicate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gen Re.

Coleman will provide strategic direction and oversight in the development of Ironshore’s Bermuda property operation. He joined Ironshore as a senior vice president and property underwriter at Ironshore’s inception in January 2007. He previously served as principal of Integro London, where he was oversaw marketing, design and structure of complex property programs in the London and European markets.

The Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association has changed its name and elected a new slate of officers and directors. The organization is now known as the International Association of Claim Professionals (IACP).

Its new officers are: President Miles J. Banks, executive director, Group Claims, Willis Ltd.; Vice President Bruce Carlino, senior vice president, head of claims, QBE Reinsurance Corp.; Treasurer Stuart Willoughby, claims director, Markel International Insurance Company Ltd.; Secretary Susan Wain, senior vice president, Claims, Scottsdale Insurance Co.; Assistant Treasurer Eric Herstine, assistant vice president of Reinsurance Claims, Lexington Insurance Co.; Assistant Secretary Kevin Shea, Senior vice president, Direct Claims, Berkley Insurance Co./Signet Star Re; and Immediate Past President Sandra Van Enk, senior vice president, The Toa Reinsurance Co. of America.

The following were elected as directors: Robert Dudzik, vice president, Arch Insurance Group; Ed Quinn, chief operating officer, Rockville Risk Management Associates; Terry Tuttle, vice president, Reinsurance Solutions; Peter Fennell, senior vice president, Aon Re, Inc.; and Joachim Krane, chief claims officer, Continental Europe and Asia, XL Insurance.

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