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September 17, 2018

Paula Downey, president and CEO of CSAA Insurance Group in California since 2010, will retire following a search for her successor.

Downey recently led the AAA insurer through a six-year infrastructure transformation.

She was in the insurance business for 45 years.

CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance.

Lockton has named Tate McCoy CEO of its Mountain West operations.

McCoy will lead more than 400 Lockton associates who serve clients from offices in Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Seattle.

McCoy succeeds Chuck McDaniel who served as CEO for Lockton’s Mountain West business for more than 20 years. McDaniel will continue in his business development and client advisory role as an executive vice president.

McCoy was previously an executive vice president with Lockton.

Lockton also named Connie Hill to its signature client group in its Mountain West area.

Hill is located in Lockton’s Las Vegas, Nev., office and will provide leadership on providing advice and counsel to successful individuals and families.

Hill has more than 20 years of high net worth insurance experience. She was most recently managing director and West zone leader for Marsh’s private client services division.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Lockton is a global professional services firm.

San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer has named Jen Scales vice president and account executive in its employee benefits practice.

Scales has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, having spent time in business development and risk consulting roles at both ABD and Sequoia Consulting Group before her return to Woodruff Sawyer.

She was a senior account executive in the firm’s management liability practice during her previous stint with Woodruff Sawyer.

Woodruff Sawyer is an active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network.

Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Farmers Insurance has named Paul Wilson the new chief information officer.

Wilson will serve as a member of the insurer group’s senior leadership team and oversee the development and application of all strategic IT initiatives.

Wilson joins Farmers from Westfield Insurance, where he was group IT leader and chief information officer. Prior to Westfield, Wilson was with Progressive Casualty Insurance for nearly 28 years.

Farmers Insurance and Farmers are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses.

NFP has named Michael Ongkiko vice president for HR services.

Ongkiko will be responsible for overseeing HR services in the West region and driving integrated selling by delivering HR consulting for both current and prospective clients.

Ongkiko has more than 20 years of human resource experience in the public and private sector. Prior to NFP, he was director of human resources for Salt Lake County.

NFP provides employee benefits, property/casualty, retirement and individual private client solutions.

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has added Barbara Galgiani.

Galgiani, who has been in marine insurance for more than 20 years, will continue to focus on both recreational and commercial marine risk and coverage.

Galgiani moust recently led a subsidiary of Capax Management and Insurance Services Inc.

LP Insurance is a risk management and commercial insurance brokerage firm.

AP Intego Insurance Group has named Pamela Victor director of West Coast operations.

The company announced its plan to open a West Coast sales, service and business development office in the San Francisco Bay Area with Victor leading the new office.

Victor has 25 years of insurance brokerage operations, management and new business development experience. Most recently she was vice president at E-COMP. She was previously a corporate officer at Lincoln Funding Group, senior account executive at Granite Insurance Brokers and assistant vice president at Silicon Valley Bank.

AP Intego is a full service insurance agency providing all lines of property/casualty insurance to small businesses in all 50 states.

CyberCube has added Matthias Weber to its board of directors.

Weber was previously group chief underwriting officer and member of the group executive committee at Swiss Re.

San Francisco, Calif.-based CyberCube is a provider of cyber risk analytics for the insurance industry.

Mountain View, Calif.-based At-Bay announced that Brett Sadoff will join the company as head of insurance.

Sadoff will be responsible for design and deployment of At-Bay’s insurance program, field operations, and underwriting.

Sadoff comes from Hiscox, USA, where he was head of field and a HISCOX partner. Sadoff was previously senior vice president and Western zone manager at AIG.

At-Bay is a cyber insurance managing general underwriter backed by HSB Specialty Insurance to provide cyber insurance policies of up to $10 million in coverage.

Rick Wong, based in San Francisco, Calif., has been named regional executive for Hiscox‘ Northwest area.

Wong is one of Hiscox three recent appointments to the Hiscox U.S. field and underwriting management teams, which are dedicated to providing commercial insurance solutions to a wide range of industries and professionals.

Wong, who joined Hiscox in 2008, has held a number of leadership roles, including recently serving as head of U.S. broker relations.

Meghan Hannes was named cyber product head and is based in Chicago.

Tyler Peterson was appointed to miscellaneous professional liability product head and is based in New York.

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has named AnnaLisa Gellermann chief deputy commissioner.

Gellerman is currently the deputy commissioner for the policy and legislative affairs division. She joined the insurance commissioner’s ofice in 2013 as the deputy commissioner for legal affairs.

She previously served as an executive manager of insurance services at the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries beginning in 2007.

Gellermann began state service in 1999 as an assistant attorney general in the Washingotn Attorney General’s office.

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