July 19, 2010

Steven D. Johnson has been named CEO of the Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet).

Johnson is an association professional who has experience with five associations over the last 26 years. Most recently, he was executive director of the National Association of Quick Printers.

Lisa Parry Becker, chair of ASCnet, said Johnson’s experience will be important as ASCnet moves its headquarters to suburban Chicago later this year.

Johnson succeeds Rick Morgan, who had served over the last 10 months as interim CEO.

City of Hope’s National Insurance Industry Council (NIIC) will honor Kevin Kelley, CEO of Ironshore, with The Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor.

City of Hope is a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

“Our industry is dedicated to supporting the lifesaving work of City of Hope’s researchers and physicians in their efforts to improve the quality of life for patients,” Kelley said.

The NIIC is composed of property/casualty companies, law firms, brokers, accounting firms, reinsurers, executive placement firms and actuaries in the insurance industry. The NIIC has raised more than $19 million through its fundraising efforts.

Prior to joining Ironshore, Kelley was with Lexington Insurance Co., where he started as a senior underwriter in 1975. In 1987, he was elected president and CEO of Lexington Insurance, where he remained until 2008. He has also served as executive vice president of AIG Property Casualty Group and president of AIG Domestic Personal Lines.

Joe Adams has joined Eastern Alliance Insurance Group (EAIG) as a marketing executive in its Tennessee territory.

EAIG is a Pennsylvania-based insurance group specializing in workers compensation insurance. Adams will be based out of EAIG’s new Franklin, Tennessee office, a satellite location of EAIG’s Charlotte, North Carolina regional office. Earlier this year, EAIG announced the opening of the office to service its recent expansion into the Tennessee worker’ compensation market place.

Adams has 20 years of underwriting, marketing and management experience in Tennessee’s property/casualty insurance industry. He most recently served as a territory manager for Liberty Mutual and Wausau Insurance and previously served in various roles for Travelers, Hartford Insurance and Willis.

In addition to its Southeast offices, EAIG has Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regional offices and a satellite office in western Pennsylvania. EAIG distributes its products and services through independent insurance agencies.

Strengthening its presence in the Florida property/ casualty market, global professional services company Towers Watson has appointed two industry veterans with experience in the state. Robert Betz has been named practice leader for the company’s Florida P/C insurance services, and Lloyd Stofko has been named a senior broker in its reinsurance brokerage business, also focusing on Florida P/C insurance.

Before joining Towers Watson, Betz and Stofko were with Guy Carpenter & Co., and the former Sellon Associates Inc., which was acquired by Guy Carpenter in 1991.

Betz, a former Guy Carpenter managing director, has 20 years of experience in the Florida market, specifically in the areas of reinsurance broking and consulting for new and existing clients. He was also a member of the company’s Florida operating committee. He has also held senior executive positions with Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. and Allstate Insurance Co.

Stofko, who was most recently a Guy Carpenter senior vice president, has been focusing on developing new and existing carriers in Florida since 1995. He has also worked for IBM and a private computer consulting firm.

Towers Watson offers services in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.

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