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May 17, 2010

New York-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has hired Robert H. Easton as deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Easton most recently served as deputy superintendent and general counsel for the New York State Department of Insurance. Previously, he served as deputy solicitor general of the New York State Department of Law. Prior to entering the public sector, Easton was a commercial litigator at Sidley & Austin in New York.

Great American Insurance Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Timothy C. Weber and Jeffery D. Kohl.

Weber, was named divisional president of Great American’s Crop Division, succeeding Ron Brichler, who will continue in his role of senior vice president of Great American Insurance Co., overseeing these operations.

Weber most recently served as the divisional executive vice president of the Crop Division. He has been involved in the crop insurance industry for the past 21 years. Prior responsibilities i ncluded loss adjustment, claim supervision, marketing, regional office manager and national claim manager.

Kohl has been promoted to divisional senior vice president, overseeing the IT Infrastructure of Great American Insurance Group. He has served as an IT professional operating in the property/casualty insurance business for more than 20 years, taking on various management and leadership positions within the company.

Travelers recognized 20 personal lines agents with its Agent of the Year award. Winners were picked for their community work, as well as high achievements in their lines of business. They are: Georgiana Carney, Pearl Carroll & Associates, Latham, N.Y.; Craig Chamberlain, Mariner’s General Insurance Group, Newport Beach, Calif.; Chris Bennett, National Insurance Solutions, Chatsworth, Calif.; Sandra K. Lee, Harold L. Lee and Sons, Inc, New York, N.Y.; Charles M. McFadden, The Trident Insurance Agency, Devon, Pa.; George Reese, Moody Agency, Inc, Venice, Fla.; Diane M. Booth, Chas H. Bilz Insurance Agency, Inc., Covington, Ky.; Harry Trostle, HMS Insurance Associates Inc., Hunt Valley, Md.; Valerie Privett, Privett Insurance Group, Knoxville, Tenn.; Lee Hays, Capitol Agency, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; James O. Daniel, American Automobile Club Insurance Agency, Charlotte, N.C.; Mark C. Sinatro, Sinatro Insurance Agency, West Hartford, Conn.; Kenneth A. Bull, The Iroquois Group, Hamilton Square, N.J.; M. Scott Wood, Jr., MetzWood Harder Insurance, Inc., Chatham, N.Y.; Cathy Rottle, Fournier Group, Portland, Ore.; Christine Hample, Hample Insurance Service, Greenwood Village, Colo; Rick Walker, VGW Insurance, Pilot Point, Texas; Margaret Ann Pyburn, Cobbs, Allen & Hall Inc., Birmingham, Ala.; Robert L. Johnson, Sage Insurance Services Inc., Las Vegas, Nev. and Bud Sumner, Sumner & Toner Insurance Agency Inc., Longmeadow, Mass.

New York-based program administrator The Brownyard Group has formed a new division, Brownyard Client Services, to serve as a facilitator between its agents and brokers and its underwriting and claims teams. Co-managing the new division will be Judy Loria, who has been named account services manager, and Ruth Connelly, who has been named client relations specialist. Loria will be the main contact for insureds; Connelly will be the main contact for agents and brokers.

Alabama-based insurer Infinity Property and Casualty Corp. has promoted two executives. Ralph Gravelle has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer.

Gravelle began his career with Infinity in 1986 as an entry-level programmer. For the past 12 months, Gravelle has acted as the interim CIO for the company.

James Raley has been promoted to vice president, customer service. Raley began his career with Infinity in October 1994, as manager of customer service.

Topics Agencies New York

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