June 21, 2010

WFL, an insurance and risk services agency headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., has added three new executives – Terry Reams, Mark Latini and Beth Grellner – to its top management team.

As chief operating officer, Reams leads efforts to expand and evolve the risk management advisory services WFL offers to business clients. Reams has 25 years of experience in employee benefits, operational and risk management consulting. He most recently served as president of employee benefits and chief operating officer at Flood & Peterson Insurance in Greeley, Colo.

Latini joined WFL as surety practice leader. He has 23 years of experience in the surety industry and previously was vice president of Universal Business Insurance in St. George, Utah. He is a member of Associated Builders & Contractors, Associated General Contractors and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.

Grellner joined WFL as employee benefits practice leader. She formerly was director of key accounts with CBIZ, where she worked to develop benefits and insurance plans for business owners. Grellner is past-president of the Missouri and St. Louis chapters of the National Association of Health Underwriters, and treasurer of the Center for Women in Transition board of directors. She is an insurance program instructor for the University of Missouri Extension Program.

Dawson Cos. announced it has added Gregory C. Donnelly as a senior benefits consultant in Dawson Consulting Group LLC, the employee benefits division of Dawson Cos. in Ohio. Donnelly had been vice president, Sales and Customer Relations for CIGNA Healthcare, where he spent the last 11 years. Previously he worked with Prudential Healthcare.

Dawson Cos. in early May acquired Putnam Transpor-tation Insurance Agency Inc. Putnam Transportation will continue operating from its current location in Columbus, with Charles L. Putnam serving as the location leader.

Great American Insurance Group, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, has promoted Kirk A. Bull and Mark R. Lonneman.

Bull was named divisional president of the Great American Custom Division. He has served as divisional senior vice president of Great American Custom’s Casualty Operations since 2004. Prior to joining Great American, he was a senior casualty underwriter for the Los Angeles Division of CIGNA E&S. Bull holds both the CPCU and ARe designations.

Lonneman was promoted to divisional president of Great American’s Specialty E&S Division. Lonneman has served as divisional senior vice president of Great American Custom’s Specialty E&S office in Cincinnati since 2000. He joined Great American’s Agricultural Excess and Surplus Insurance Co. in 1980 as a casualty underwriter, and has held various roles of increasing responsibility in Great American’s home office underwriting department, and in its former commercial and specialty operating divisions. Lonneman earned his CPCU designation in 1986.

Zurich has named Roger Brunner head of the Casualty group for its North America Commercial Specialty Products business unit.

Brunner joined Zurich in 1997. Most recently, he was chief operating officer for General Insurance Proposition Development, building Zurich’s global capabilities.

Prior to joining Zurich, Brunner founded Specialty & Environmental Administrators in Lansing, Mich., a program administrator with a focus on environmental coverage.

Royanna G. Carle of Berkley Risk Administrators Co. LLC has been installed as president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society.

Other officers for 2010-2011 are: Vice-President Gary Pasterik, Western National Insurance Group; Treasurer Joseph P. Cranny, The Hanover Insurance Group; and Secretary John L. Eickhoff, Federated Insurance Cos.

New chapter board of directors members are Brian Bent, with SFM, and Lindsay Zumbrunnen, with Guy Carpenter.

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