October 1, 2018

San Francisco, Calif.-based Paladin Cyber has named Josh Riley head of insurance.

He will lead efforts to develop solutions that combine risk management services with risk transfer to help clients manage complex cyber-related exposures.

Riley most recently managed the product and underwriting team for the primary cyber offering of Markel Corp.

Paladin Cyber is a cyber protection and remediation firm serving small and mid-sized businesses throughout the U.S.

Portland, Ore.-based Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Insurance agency has named Heather Beelar the firm’s marketing manager.

The new position will include identifying and analyzing market trends, and creating strategies to meet evolving needs.

Beelar was previously the operations manager at Leonard Adams Insurance. She was a commercial accounts manager with Phoenix Surety and Insurance Services before that.

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker is a privately owned insurance agency.

San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Fauntelle Carrillo an account executive within its personal lines department.

Carrillo is charged with maintaining existing client relationships, educating clients on preventative risk measures and recommending appropriate levels of insurance coverage.

Carrillo was previously an account executive for SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services. She was a senior underwriter for the AIG Private Client Group before that.

Cavignac & Associates is a risk management and commercial insurance brokerage.

Sandy, Utah-based WCF Insurance has appointed Kathryn Clark as senior vice president of safety and health. Clark will also take on the title and duties of WCF’s chief risk officer as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Patrick Harris will be joining WCF as the vice president of risk management.

Clark has worked at WCF for more than 21 years in various roles within the safety and health department. Most recently she was vice president of safety and health.

Harris joins WCF Insurance from The Cincinnati Insurance Cos., where he was the senior regional director. He also spent time as a senior commercial field underwriter for Allied Insurance.

Insurance coverage in states other than Utah is provided by Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WCF Mutual Insurance Co., doing business as WCF Insurance.

JLT Specialty USA has named Samantha Levine senior vice president of JLT’s cyber and errors and omissions practice.

Levine will be based in Denver, Colo., and will be responsible for advising JLT’s clients on complex areas of E&O and cyber risk.

Levine comes to JLT from Aon, where she was vice president within the professional risk solutions team.

JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group.

CSAA Insurance Group has named Junna Ro vice president of corporate compliance and employment law.

For the past six years, she has led the corporate compliance and ethics function for the company.

In addition to maintaining oversight of regulatory compliance and ethics, Ro will now manage the employment law team.

Ro joined the company in 2005 as senior counsel, and has served as lead attorney for the employment law team.

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

Woodruff Sawyer has named Matthew Parsons vice president and account executive in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif., construction practice.

Parsons specializes in risk management and insurance coverage for mid-size and large U.S. construction companies, with a focus on advising general contractors, first-tiered subcontractors and heavy civil engineering contractors.

He was previously regional vice president at Arch Insurance Group.

He began his career at Liberty Mutual in 2007, where he was a construction underwriter before becoming underwriting manager for the construction team in San Francisco.

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

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