February 7, 2010

Tina Preisig, senior vice president of managed care at Pennsylvania-based insurer PMA Cos., has been selected by the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center as one of the Workers’ Compensation Notable People for 2009. Preisig is a registered nurse with 30 years of experience in the workers’ compensation medical arena She joined PMA in May 2008, and has helped to create a streamlined vendor management program that reduces clients’ claims costs and overall pharmacy spending.

Separately, PMA also announced the promotion of Michael McMahon to senior vice president of Risk Control Services. McMahon has served in a number of leadership roles with PMA over the last 40 years, including regional loss prevention manager, regional operations manager and, most recently, vice president of Risk Control Services. In his new role, McMahon will provide leadership to ensure that risk control continues to be a key service area for the company.

Soderberg Insurance Services of Lynnfield, Mass. has hired Elba Reyna as account executive. Reyna will handle primarily personal lines customers and will provide assistance to the Spanish-speaking clients of the firm. She has over 10 years of experience in personal lines customer service.

Andrew J. Lorin has joined the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath as a partner in its insurance practice. Lorin, who will be based in the firm’s downtown New York office, most recently served as general counsel of the New York Liquidation Bureau and is a former Enforcement Section Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau in the New York Attorney General’s Office. Prior to his government service, Lorin was a partner at the law firm Wolf Block and also practiced law at Lowenthal, Landau, Fischer & Bring, and at Webster & Sheffield.

Willis Group Holdings has extended the contract of its chairman and CEO, Joseph J. Plumeri, until July 7, 2013. His previous agreement was set to expire on the date of the company’s annual meeting in April 2011.

Betsy Enloe has been appointed vice president of technology at Specialty Risk Services, a subsidiary of The Hartford that specializes third party administrationfor workers’ compensation and liability claims. Enloe, who will be based in Hartford, Connecticut, will work with the SRS senior leadership team to refine technology strategy. Enloe has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of executive business and technology roles at The Hartford and Trumbull Services, where she served as chief operating officer.

Maine-based insurer The MEMIC Group has promoted Karl Siegfried to assistant vice president, Loss Control and Safety Services. Siegfried continues to oversee all of The MEMIC Group’s loss control operations, including its safety training and customer service efforts. He joined MEMIC in August 1998 as an ergonomist in the Loss Control Department. He developed the company’s approach to this emerging area of risk and earned a reputation as an outstanding trainer. He was later promoted to director of Loss Control and, in addition to directing ergonomic programs, led the company’s safety effort at its Manchester, N.H.-based subsidiary, MEMIC Indemnity Co. Siegfried joined MEMIC after more than a decade in the safety and health field at Bath Iron Works.

USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesale broker of commercial insurance, has promoted Lucas Bacon to branch manager of its Canonsburg, Pennsylvania office. Bacon joined USG’s team in 2003, and was most recently served as production manager in the Michigan office, where he was responsible for overseeing increased production in Michigan and contingent states. Prior to his career as USG, Bacon worked as an underwriter and broker in the wholesale insurance industry.

USG also announced the addition of Dawn Singleton as a senior underwriter/broker, specializing in professional and executive liability. Prior to joining USG, Singleton ran the financial products unit of a leading insurance wholesaler, specializing in executive amd professional liability insurance placements.

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