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November 2, 2015

San Francisco, Calif.-based Metromile has named James Moorhead, a former Dish Network executive, its chief marketing officer.

Moorhead will report to Metromile CEO Dan Preston. He will be responsible for overseeing marketing, digital acquisition, public relations, content, social media and email communications.

He was most recently CMO for pay-TV provider Dish Network, where he led marketing and market research, advertising and public relations. Before Dish Network he held senior marketing roles at Procter & Gamble.

Metromile is best known for its pay-per-mile insurance model.

JLT Specialty USA has named Charity O’Sullivan senior vice president in its Los Angeles, Calif., office.

O’Sullivan’s primary focus will be on client development and leading JLT teams.

O’Sullivan has more than 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. He most recently was senior vice president at Marsh. Before that O’Sullivan was with Chubb as an underwriter and loss control representative.

JLT Specialty is a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services has named Ilene Anders chief financial officer.

Anders, formerly the firm’s chief information officer, will lead Alliant’s finance team. Anders will retain her position as CIO until a permanent successor is named.

Anders previously was Alliant’s vice president of financial planning and analysis following prior positions in investment banking and financial consulting.

Anders takes the CFO role from Greg Zimmer, who has had dual responsibilities as both president and CFO for years.

Alliant is an insurance brokerage providing property/casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety and financial products and services.

Integro Ltd. has named Peter Holley a principal in its San Francisco, Calif., office.

Holley is responsible for Integro’s surety operations on the West Coast, and will coordinate with surety colleagues throughout the U.S. and manage surety market relations.

Holley has more than 27 years of experience in commercial and contract surety. He spent more than a decade at BB&T Insurance, where he was surety vice president. He was also at USF&G Insurance and Gallagher Construction Services.

Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in New York.

The Insurance Center for Building Materials has hired Rick Zorman and Phil McCown in Los Angeles.

Both Zorman and McCown are experienced lumber underwriters.

Zorman has experience in heavy manufacturing and mill operations. He joins ICBM from Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual, where he was a lead underwriter for its heavy manufacturing division. Zorman was previously a senior underwriter at Indiana Lumbermen’s Mutual and was an underwriter at Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance.

McCown has 27 years of underwriting experience. He was at Fireman’s Fund, CNA Insurance, St. Paul Travelers and Chubb before joining Indiana Lumbermen’s Mutual. McCown was the ILM western region underwriter up until 2014, where he went on hiatus until joining ICBM.

ICBM is a Swett & Crawford managing general agency.

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named DeAnna Slater a principal and property/casualty insurance broker/producer in the firm’s Fresno, Calif., office.

Slater will report to Terri Parreira, managing principal. Her duties include new business production, the development and management of risk management and insurance programs.

Slater was vice president of the Central California region of Arthur J. Gallagher before joining EPIC. She began her career as an insurance broker with Johnsey Insurance Agency, which was later acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher.

San Francisco-based EPIC is a broker specializing in commercial property/casualty, employee benefits, specialty program insurance and private client services.

Irvine, Calif.-based R. E. Chaix & Associates has named Kevin Crombie to its property/casualty team.

Crombie will be an independent advisor to Chaix’s P/C teams, and he will assist in securing new business opportunities.

He began his career in the insurance industry at Hartford more than 40 years ago and has since worked on both the carrier and brokerage sides. Crombie was most recently vice president of sales and new business development at American Safety Insurance. Prior to ASI, he operated his own excess and surplus brokerage in Southern California and previously managed a national program for construction business.

R. E. Chaix & Associates also has offices in Napa, San Diego and Rancho Cucamonga.

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