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December 19, 2016

AAA insurer, CSAA Insurance Group, has named Jeff Huebner chief risk officer.

Huebner will be responsible for managing all aspects of enterprise risk for the company, including traditional risk management, reinsurance, corporate insurance and business resilience.

Huebner joined CSAA in 2001 as manager of risk finance and captive operations, and most recently served as the vice president of treasury overseeing an insurance and pension assets investment portfolio of $7 billion.

CSAA Insurance Group offers automobile, homeowners, and other personal lines of insurance to AAA members through partnerships with AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Jared Banes a shareholder and director of risk management.

Banes will also continue as a sales executive at LP Insurance, a role he’s held since 2013. He will also assume oversight of the risk management services group.

Banes now oversees the teams providing property/casualty claims management, risk transfer and contract review services, workers’ compensation claims management, loss control and safety services, as well as online risk services.

Barnes was previously a broker with the Leavitt Group.

LP Insurance is a risk management and insurance brokerage firm.

Lovitt & Touche in Arizona recently hired Will Spong as senior vice president of employee benefits.

The firm also recently hired Scott Muzzy as sales executive.

Spong will oversee business development, with a focus on self-funding and employee communication platforms.

He was previously a market leader at CBIZ, a vice president of employee benefits at Brown and Brown Insurance and a sales consultant at The Hartford.

Muzzy will help his clients create a sound insurance program by implementing risk and claims management, cost containment and detailed structuring of policy form.

He was previously a producer at Reseco Insurance Advisors LLC, and Alliant Insurance Services.

Lovitt & Touche is an Arizona-based independent insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider.

Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc. has named Linda K. Brobeck a senior consulting actuary in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif. office.

Brobeck has been in the property/casualty insurance industry since 1986 and has been providing actuarial consulting services since 2011. Her consulting career has focused on ratemaking and predictive modeling for several lines of insurance, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners and professional liability.

Prior to consulting, she worked for Allstate and Kemper National Insurance Co.

Brobeck’s core services include ratemaking, predictive modeling, and regulatory support for personal and commercial lines with a focus on California.

Bloomington, Ill.-based Pinnacle also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis and San Francisco.

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has hired Rick Haycock as a property/casualty insurance producer in Northern California.

Haycock will be responsible for new business development and the design and management of insurance and risk management programs for clients in the Sacramento area and across the Western U.S.

He will be based in EPIC’s Sacramento office and report to Tom McCready, regional director or property/casualty operations.

Haycock joins EPIC from Mackie Insurance Brokerage, where he spent more than seven years as a commercial insurance broker and risk management consultant. He was previously vice president and commercial account manager for The First American Corp.

EPIC is a retail property/casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm.

DUAL Commercial has named Melanie Nesterenko and Brian Lynch to their environmental team.

Nesterenko and Lynch, both senior underwriters, will be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Nesterenko has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting and insurance industries. She was previously associate vice president in underwriting and a West Coast manager for Rockhill Insurance Co.

Lynch has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting and insurance industries. He was previously president of Environmental & Construction Services.

DUAL Commercial is a specialty program administrator offering property/casualty products through several subsidiary companies.

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