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July 10, 2017

Kansas City-based insurance broker Lockton has named Jeff Henningsen as president of its Houston property/casualty insurance operation.

Henningsen will take on an expanded leadership role in business development for the team that provides risk management advice and insurance brokerage services.

Henningsen has more than 20 years of experience in insurance. He is known as a leader in the private equity community, and in merger and acquisition insurance services.

Henningsen has been with Lockton for 15 years.

Lockton’s Texas property/casualty insurance and Lockton Dunning Benefits operations serve risk management and employee benefits clients from offices in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth.

Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, has appointed Larry “Dan” Daniel as chief operating officer of its U.S. loss adjusting business. He is based in Dallas.

Daniel will provide strategic direction for U.S. operations to enhance service delivery and continual growth with a focus on the personal, commercial and high net worth personal lines. He will also provide operational leadership to additional business units including Vale Training and inTrust TPA services.

Prior to rejoining Cunningham Lindsey recently as senior vice president, Daniel served in numerous executive leadership and client-facing roles during his 20 years in the insurance claims industry.

He works closely with the Americas leadership team including Jim Buckley, president of Cunningham Lindsey U.S., and David Repinski, chief executive officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas.

Austin-based workers’ compensation insurance provider Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Amy Green-Hinojosa to vice president of the project management office and Nathan Scott to vice president of investments.

Green-Hinojosa joined Texas Mutual in 1995 in the premium audit department and has served in a variety of roles including premium audit processor, software support specialist, project leader and quality assurance manager.

In her most recent role as information technology senior manager, her accomplishments included forming a formal Q&A testing department and leading the development of a standard Q&A testing methodology.

Over the past year, Green-Hinojosa also developed a project management and business process engineering community to establish a formal Project Management Office to support Texas Mutual’s key initiatives.

Scott joined Texas Mutual in 1996 and has been a member of the investments team since 1999. Over the past two decades, he has served in a variety of positions including financial analyst, business analyst and investment analyst. His most recent role was as senior manager of investments.

During Scott’s time in investments, he managed the production of all accounting and reporting for the investment portfolio, and managed multiple relationships related to the investment portfolio, while also allocating assets across various market sectors.

Dallas-based independent insurance broker RHSB has added Austin January, Dan Rupper and John Sanders as assistant vice presidents.

January, AVP, employee benefits, is an experienced employee benefits consultant proficient in several functions of human capital management. Prior to joining RHSB, January spent time in the professional employer organization and employer services industries giving him a unique perspective on the healthcare industry.

January calls on his experience and knowledge to ensure his clients receive unbiased consultation where results and service are the metrics for success.

Rupper, AVP, commercial insurance, is an experienced sales executive from the oil and gas industry and medical sector. He holds FINRA certifications in Series 63 and Series 22 and is a licensed property and casualty lines agent.

Rupper is focusing on risk management solutions for middle market companies both nationally and internationally.

Sanders, AVP, commercial insurance is an experienced sales consultant, previously from the manufacturing sector, with professional experience in corporate business travel and logistics. He is a licensed property and casualty lines agent who specializes in risk management and insurance solutions that help secure, customized coverage while at the same time collaborating to drive down coverage costs and exposures.

RHSB has been providing insurance solutions to companies, families and individuals for over 70 years. A member of Assurex Global, the privately held risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefits brokerage group, RHSB has offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.

Higginbotham has hired insurance brokers John Garcia and Jordan Lewis in its McAllen, Texas, office.

Garcia was added as an associate of employee benefits and Lewis as an associate of business insurance.

They join the office’s four existing brokers and support staff to expand the group’s capacity to serve local businesses with insurance and financial services.

Garcia was most recently an agent at New York Life managing life insurance and annuities accounts.

Lewis came to Higginbotham from United Airlines where he was the general manager for operations and airport terminal services.

Fort Worth-based Higginbotham operates 27 offices in Texas and Oklahoma that provide a broad range of insurance, risk management and benefit plan administration services to employers and individuals.

Insurance broker and consultant JLT Specialty USA has appointed Mark Purdy as senior vice president.

Purdy is based in Houston, where his primary focus will be to help JLT’s clients improve their overall claims platform and develop post loss strategies while increasing productivity and reducing costs related to workers’ compensation, auto and general liability exposures.

Purdy has 25 years of corporate claims, risk management, claims resolution and consulting experience. He comes to JLT from Aon where he spent 14 years consulting as an assistant director and consulting lead in Houston.

Purdy began his career as a claim team manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance, where he managed a group of commercial auto and general liability adjusters. He also served as risk manager at Grocers Supply Co., where he was responsible for the corporate insurance program, claims and legal.

Fidelis Group Holdings LLC (FGH), with its subsidiary Continental Underwriters Ltd., has hired Lynn Blaine as assistant vice president to support the expansion of the group’s marine portfolio. Blaine is based in Houston.

She has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and most recently served as assistant vice president, assistant regional manager with Starr Marine.

Before joining Starr, Blaine was with American International Marine Agency and Trident Marine Managers Inc., respectively.

Headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, Fidelis Group Holdings LLC provides underwriting, broker services, claims management and loss control assistance for its maritime clients.

MD Jensvold hired David Rhodes to manage the brokerage department for the Houston-based managing general agency and surplus lines insurance broker.

Rhodes joins Jensvold from Zurich Energy & Marine where he was the head of U.S. Energy, Excess & International Casualty – North America. Prior to Zurich, Rhodes was with AIG Property and Casualty Insurance Co. for 15 years in various roles of increasing responsibility and Marsh for two years as a casualty advisor.

Rhodes will manage, mentor and grow the brokerage department at MD Jensvold.

In addition to Houston, MD Jensvold has offices in San Antonio and Addison, Texas, and Shreveport Louisiana.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has reappointed one and appointed two others to the three to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council.

The council monitors and reports to the governor and the legislature on the implementation and administration of laws pertaining to the administration of workers’ compensation claims.

Mark B. Kruse, D.C., was reappointed to another term on the council. Metairie-based Kruse is a chiropractor and the owner of Family Chiropractic Center. He will serve as a representative of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana on the board.

Arielle M. Collins, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist with the Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital. A new appointee, she will serve as a representative of the 2nd Public Service Commission District.

Jerry J. Jones Jr., of Cloutierville, is a physical therapist and the co-owner of Guidroz Physical Therapy. Also a new appointee, he will serve as a representative of business on the board.

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