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November 4, 2013

Novato, Calif.-based Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. named Jay Dipasupil vice president of professional liability.

Dipasupil will lead Fireman’s Fund’s professional liability business, and will be responsible for managing the professional liability line of business, specifically professional services and healthcare.

Dipasupil has 27 years of insurance industry experience. He has been with Fireman’s Fund since February of this year, serving as vice president of programs. Prior to Fireman’s Fund, Dipasupil led the specialty solutions group at AIG. Before AIG, he held underwriting and leadership roles with Travelers and Zurich.

Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group.

The Leavitt Group named Angela Newman vice president in its national restaurant insurance program.

Newman will work in the Covina, Calif., office.

Newman has more than 25 years of experience, and specializes in risk management for restaurants, drug and alcohol rehab facilities, golf courses and country clubs.

The Leavitt Group provides clients with specialty products, a wide-range of insurance programs, risk management strategies and employee benefits solutions.

Lockton’s Denver, Colo. operation announced the addition of Matt Edelheit as senior vice president and department manager in risk management.

Edelheit has served clients in the retail, technology, manufacturing and hospitality industries, to name a few. Most recently, he was a team leader at Aon in Chicago, where he specialized in casualty brokerage for global accounts.

Edelheit also has served on the board of directors of the Insurance Institute Charitable Foundation (IICF).

Kansas City, Mo.-based Lockton reports serving more than 35,000 clients globally.

IMA Inc. named Lawrence Cook to its risk management team as a vice president.

Cook will be focused on the management of existing captive insurance programs as well as the development of new group captive opportunities.

Cook began working in the insurance industry in 1982 and has program, captive and alternative risk financing experience. He previously worked with Travelers/Discover Re in various positions, ACE Captive Solutions, Risk Design Group, Arch Insurance Co. and First American Insurance Co.

IMA has more than 500 employees in Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita.

The IMA Financial Group is comprised of IMA Inc., Signature Select LLC, Towerstone Inc. and TrueNorth Inc.

SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services LLC named Candice White director of marketing and communications in its Irvine, Calif., office.

White has experience in creative marketing, project management, brand development, print and web design and social media strategy. Prior to SCM, White was a creative project coordinator at Barney & Barney LLC.

Privately-held SCM is focused on middle market companies, and offers commercial property/casualty, employee benefits and personal lines coverage.

The Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado named Dot Wright its executive vice president following a national search ongoing since mid-May.

Wright starts Nov. 1. She comes to PIIAC from the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Wright follows as head of PIIAC Barbara Fidler, who represented the group executive vice president for 17 years.

PIIAC membership is comprised of leaders in the insurance industry. The organization represents 2,500 independent insurance agents in Colorado.

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