June 21, 2010

David H. Long has been named president of Liberty Mutual Group. Long, who has been with Liberty Mutual for 25 years, is currently executive vice president, Liberty Mutual Group, and president of Liberty International. Edmund F. Kelly will continue in his role as Liberty Mutual Group’s chairman and chief executive officer but relinquish his role as president.

The Hartford has named William Awad as the company’s chief technology officer. Awad will oversee enterprise technology strategy and policy across the company, set the overall architectural direction and standards for the company and have management responsibility for technical strategy, architecture, IT standards and vendor management for technical products. Awad most recently served as chief technology officer for Travelers.

Marsh has appointed Michael Anderson president of its U.S. Construction Practice. Anderson brings more than 25 years of construction risk management experience to Marsh. He most recently served as surety practice leader at Willis, where he had responsibility for management and business development of construction surety, and also aided in the development of the firm’s international surety business and Willis’ local construction team in Philadelphia.

Zurich has named Roger Brunner head of the Casualty group for its North America Commercial Specialty Products business unit. Brunner will lead the nationwide team that markets the company’s portfolio of excess, umbrella, special casualty and railroad products. Brunner joined Zurich in 1997 and has worked in leadership capacities across the organization.

W. R. Berkley Corp. has appointed J. Michael Foley as president of Berkley Risk Administrators Co. (BRAC). Foley succeeds BRAC founders Mark C. Tansey and Kenneth R. Hopkins, who will each continue in a consulting capacity with W. R. Berkley Corp. Foley has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. He joined W. R. Berkley Corp. in 1995 and has served served as president and chief executive officer of Berkley Medical Excess Underwriters since its inception in 2001.

Pennsylvania-based GUARD Insurance Group Chief Executive Officer Sy Foguel has assumed the role of company president, while former Chief Administrative Officer Carl Witkowski has been promoted to chief operating officer. The shift in management roles follows the retirement of GUARD co-founders Susan Shoval and Judd Shoval, both of whom will remain board members of GUARD. Foguel, former executive vice president of Clal Insurance Company Ltd., has held the position of CEO since GUARD’s 2007 merger with Clal. Witkowski joined GUARD in 1996 and has held several executive management positions of increasing scope and responsibility.

Massachusetts insurance agency Provider Insurance Group has hired Peter A. DiNardo as a commercial lines account executive. DiNardo has more than 12 years of experience, specializing in property and casualty insurance for the technology industry. He previously worked in the technology and software industries.

Peter Raymond, director of captive insurance for the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISCHA), is leaving to take a job as contract examiner and consultant for the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. He will be succeeded by Sandy Bigglestone, a 13-year veteran of the department.

The Maine Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society has elected Scott Miller as its president. Miller is director of premium audit services at Acadia Insurance Co. Other newly elected officers are: President-Elect Deborah A. Gregoire, of Berkley Technology Services; Vice-President Terri Arsenault, of The Hanover Insurance Group; Treasurer Rachel Bannister, of Patriot Insurance Co.; and Secretary Elaine George, also of Patriot Insurance Co.

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