People – West

August 5, 2013

The California Wholesalers Association is adding four associate members to its ranks.

CIWA elected to revise its bylaws and allow for more associate members. The new associate members are: Arthur Davis; Beth Hannon; Colby Waltenburg; and Mark Kaufman.

Davis is senior vice president for binding authority underwriting at Colony Specialty. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Hannon is senior director of contract transportation underwriting for Scottsdale Insurance. Hannon leads the countrywide transportation division for Scottsdale’s contract binding division.

Waltenburg is vice president of the transportation division for Coastal Brokers Insurance Services Inc. Waltenburg started his career as an underwriter in Canada.

Kaufman is chief operating officer at Monarch E&S Insurance Services Inc., where he oversees multiple divisions and offices throughout the western United States and continues to manage his own book of business.

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center named Charles M. Cushner as a principal and property/casualty insurance producer.

Cushner’s responsibilities will include the acquisition of new clients. He will also design, place and oversee risk management and property and casualty insurance programs.

Cushner has experience in risk management with a focus on construction, consumer services, transportation and manufacturing. Prior to EPIC, Cushner was a senior vice president with Wells Fargo Insurance Services in San Carlos. Cushner began his career with Calco Insurance Brokers and Agents in San Mateo before moving to ABD Insurance and Financial Services in Redwood City.

IMA Inc. named Brian Bovasso director of its public company and large risk practice.

This is a new practice that will be part of IMA’s Executive Risk Solutions. Bovasso will lead the continued development and expansion of IMA’s executive risk practice, which specializes in D&O and related executive liability insurance.

Bovasso has worked in the insurance industry since 2000 and was most recently a senior vice president within Aon’s Financial Services Group.

IMA has grown to nearly 500 employees in Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita.

Hub International Insurance Services named Viesha Treadwell senior vice president of its San Francisco Commercial Division.

Treadwell will be responsible for business development and sales. Treadwell and her team will be based at one of Hub’s newest locations in San Francisco.

Treadwell served as an account executive with a national insurance broker in the San Francisco Bay area and was responsible for the development of new business submissions primarily in the technology and precious metal recycling sectors.

Chicago-based Hub International provides property/casualty, risk management, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. named Chris Warren in the firm’s West Los Angeles office as vice president of its construction practice.

Warren more than 10 years of experience providing insurance and risk management for contractors in the construction and environmental industries. Warren is a member of the California Building Industry Association and sits on the Safety Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors Orange County Chapter.

Prior to Poms Warren was the construction division practice leader at Sullivan Curtis & Monroe.

Poms has offices in California, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington.

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