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June 6, 2011

Tina Wrotenbery joined Hub International Rigg (Hub Rigg) as a senior employee benefits consultant. Wrotenbery will move into Hub’s existing offices in Houston and will report to Charlie Reynolds, president, Employee Benefits Division, Hub Rigg.

Hub purchased Wrotenbery’s book of business from Intercare Insurance Solutions Inc. With more than 22 years of industry experience, Wrotenbery’s expertise lies in implementing and managing self-funded plans, wellness initiatives, and value-based benefit plan design.

Erin Van Gieson was promoted to personal lines sales manager in State Auto Insurance Group’s Western Regional office, located in Austin, Texas.

Van Gieson has served as a personal insurance sales representative for the past three years. Prior to joining State Auto, she worked for Combined Insurance, a division of Aon, and Centex Insurance Agency. She began her career as a personal lines underwriter.

Van Gieson will report directly to Lyndell Haigood, Western Regional vice president, personal insurance.

Houston-based HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. announced that Christopher J.B. Williams was named president of HCC. He also will serve as CEO.

Williams has been a member of HCC’s board of directors since May 2007, and has acted as chairman of the board since August 2008. In connection with his appointment as president, Williams will step down as chairman of the board, but will continue as a member of HCC’s board of directors.

Robert A. Rosholt was elected board chairman.

Prior to his appointment as president, Williams was the founder and chairman of Wattle Creek Winery in Sonoma County, Calif. Williams was the national director for Life, Accident & Health at Willis RE from 1992 until his retirement in 2005. Prior to 1992, he served in various leadership roles at several insurance brokers and underwriters.

Brian Barrilleaux joined Dallas-based national electronic insurance exchange and specialty managing general agency, MarketScout, as senior vice president with responsibilities for growing distribution. MarketScout also added Chyrel Tebrugge, Corrie Taylor and Johnny Morales to its staff.

Barrilleaux has more than 22 years of experience in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry. He most recently served as senior vice president/sales leader for Swett & Crawford in Little Rock, Ark. He was an equity owner and key executive of Risk Reducers prior to its acquisition by Swett & Crawford.

Tebrugge joins MarketScout as production underwriter for the energy division. With 27 years of technical insurance experience, Tebrugge will contribute to the growth of MarketScout’s new energy facility, Monster Energy.

Taylor joins MarketScout as the surplus lines tax specialist, responsible for surplus lines tax filings in all 50 states. Taylor brings to MarketScout 28 years of insurance industry experience, including commercial lines, personal lines, accounting, taxes and surplus lines filings.

Morales joins the MarketScout accounting department as staff accountant. Morales has more than 20 years of experience as a staff accountant, including 10 years as the Crump Group premium accounting team’s lead resource.

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced that Emma Fontenot assumed the position of deputy commissioner of the Office of Health for the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI).

Fontenot most recently served as program manager at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). She was one of 10 team leaders in the development of a Coordinated Care Network Request for Proposal, which is working to transform the current Medicaid fee-for-service program into a managed care program. At DHH, she was also responsible for the management of the Louisiana Health Insurance Premium Payment program. She previously served as an Insurance Compliance Specialist Examination manager for the insurance department, as well as in other positions.

Fontenot rejoins the Department of Insurance following the resignation of Scott Kipper, who left the department to head up the Office of Group Benefits.

Mark Heuer was promoted to vice president – national agency relations for Crump Insurance Services Inc. In this position, Heuer will work with larger retail agents helping to match resources, teams and expertise. He will also work with carriers to identify and create the best products for individual needs. He will be based in Crump’s Chicago office.

Heuer began his career at Crump in 2005 as vice president – casualty broker. For the past two years, he has served as the vice president of business development for the Chicago office. Prior to Crump, he served as vice president – casualty broker with CRC Dallas.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. appointed Norbert Chung, John Neumaier and William Ziebell to the positions of corporate vice presidents.

Chung joined AJG in 1995 and has spent most of his 23-year career in the retirement and health and welfare practices industry. Since 2003, he has served as the Western Regional executive vice president of Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations. He is responsible for the management, development and growth of client deliverables, resources and earnings in the region’s 15 offices.

Neumaier joined the company in 1994 and has spent most of his 24-year career in the health and welfare products and services industry. Since 2004, he has served as the South Central Regional executive vice president of Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations. He is responsible for the management, development and growth of client deliverables, resources and earnings in the region’s 24 offices.

Ziebell joined the company in 2000 and has spent his 25-year career in national and international sales leadership primarily in the health care industry. Since 2004, he has served as the North Central Regional executive vice president of Gallagher’s employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations, and he is responsible for the management, development and growth of client deliverables, resources and earnings in the region’s 25 offices.

Topics Agencies Auto Louisiana A.J. Gallagher

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