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September 9, 2013

Wells Fargo Insurance named Alan Boring senior vice president and managing director for its Sherman Oaks, Calif., office.

Boring will lead the office’s business development, client service and sales, and cross-sell strategy for the company’s regional insurance operations. Based in Sherman Oaks, he will report to Sam Elliott, regional managing director for Wells Fargo Insurance’s West region.

Boring, who has more than 30 years of experience, joined Wells Fargo Insurance in 2008. Before that Boring was senior vice president at Aon Risk Services. He began his career at CIGNA’s Special Risk Facility in Los Angeles and later became a risk management broker at Marsh Inc.

Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co., has 127 offices in 36 states.

Pinnacol Assurance, a large workers’ compensation insurance provider in Colorado, named Jon Scott associate vice president of agency and product development.

Prior to Pinnacol, Scott was regional vice president of sales and distribution at the Hanover Insurance Group. His nearly 30-year career includes profit and growth responsibilities in the property/casualty marketplace.

Pinnacol reports more than 55,000 customers in Colorado.

Surplus Line Association of California Executive Director Benjamin J. McKay was named to the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Western division board of directors.

The IICF board is comprised of industry professionals with commitment to philanthropy.

McKay joined SLA in 2012 following from the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. Prior to PCI, McKay was chief of staff to a member of the United States House of Representatives, and before that he was a staffer to several members of the Florida legislature. He also served for a time as a regulator at the Florida Department of State.

San Francisco-based SLA serves as the statutory surplus line advisory organization to the California Department of Insurance.

Since its inception in 1994, IICF has contributed more than $20 million in grants to charities and 166,000 volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations.

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance named Steven Weinstein general counsel.

Weinstein is the former chairman of the Barger & Wolen law firm. Weinstein replaces Frank Ceglar, who retired from Farmers after 36 years with the company.

Weinstein will oversee the company’s legal department, including its litigation team.

In private practice Weinstein handled insurance regulatory matters, complex business litigation and bad faith litigation. He was recently appointed as a board member of the California Insurance Guarantee Association.

The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group.

The Leavitt Group’s Woodland Hills office named Robert Clarke vice president in commercial insurance.

Clarke specializes in hospitals, clinics, and environmental and manufacturing industries.

Clarke has 18 years of insurance experience. He co-founded the Affordable Medical Benefits Health Plan, an individual healthcare plan for the working uninsured.

Clarke, who once received the Heffernan top producer award, is a former member of the California Waste Association.

The Leavitt Group’s Woodland Hills office is part of Leavitt Insurance Services of Los Angeles.

Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Solutions named Clancy Marie Johannsen to the firm’s professional and management liability practice group in the position of vice president.

Johannsen specializes in tough-to-place risks.

Sullivan Brokers is a nationwide wholesale brokerage specializing in healthcare, professional, management and transaction liability.

Beecher Carlson named Scott Lee vice president in its Las Vegas office.

Lee is responsible for risk analysis, program design and delivery of Beecher Carlson services and resources. He reports to Brad Darr, senior managing director.

Lee has more than 12 years of experience in risk management. Prior to Beecher Carlson, he was director of risk and insurance for Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to that Lee was an account executive at both Willis and Marsh.

Atlanta, Ga.-based Beecher Carlson is a subsidiary of Brown & Brown Inc., which is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.

SullivanCurtisMonroe named Dan Fein vice president in its Los Angeles office.

Fein comes to from Whorton Insurance Services. Before that he was with Elkins Jones. For the past 10 years, Fein has focused on real estate, manufacturing and hospitality.

Privately-held SCM offers commercial property/casualty, employee benefits and personal lines coverage, and has offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Corona.

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. named Robin Fuduli senior vice president and director of marketing.

Fuduli will create and lead the overall strategic direction of Poms’ marketing initiatives.

Prior to Poms, Fuduli was senior vice president for Kessler/Hub International Insurance Services. Fuduli serves as president of the National Association of Professional Women’s Santa Monica Chapter.

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

Edgewood Partners Insurance Center added Dawn Jeffery as a property/casualty insurance producer in its Inland Empire division in Southern California.

Her responsibilities will include the acquisition of new clients as well as the design, placement and oversight of risk management and property/casualty insurance programs. She reports to Dan Ryan, managing principal of EPIC’s Inland Empire division.

Jeffery has 28 years of experience in risk management and commercial insurance program development. Prior to EPIC, Jeffery owned her own consulting business, Insurance Management and Consultants.

EPIC operates from 10 offices across California. The firm also has offices and in Denver, Colorado and New York.

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