February 11, 2013

San Diego, Calif.-based Barney & Barney LLC named David Freeman director of property/casualty sales.

Freeman, who will be based in San Diego, will oversee a team of client executives in San Diego, Orange County, Oakland and San Francisco, Calif. He has more than 16 years of experience in business insurance and risk management.

Prior to Barney & Barney, Freeman was a producer at USI in Irvine, Calif. Before that, he was with Liberty Mutual, most recently as regional vice president for middle market in Irving, Texas.

Barney & Barney is a risk management and insurance brokerage that specializes in serving mid-tier companies and fast-growing businesses.

Raymond C. Longo joined Aon Risk Solutions as resident sales director in its Minneapolis office.

Longo has more than 17 years of carrier and brokerage experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of Marsh’s Health Care Practice with a focus on business development and managing customer relationships. Prior to Marsh, he served as director of sales and marketing at Midwest Medical Insurance Co.

Blue Bell, Penn.-based PMA Companies promoted Ken Stanley to senior vice president-distribution management and field operations.

In this newly created position, Stanley will be responsible for the execution of PMA’s agency distribution strategy and will lead PMA’s network of branch offices.

Stanley has more than 25 years of insurance and risk management experience. He joined PMA Companies in 1994 as a business developer and has held positions of increasing responsibility with PMA, including vice president-distribution and sales, and assistant vice president-agent/broker relations, specializing in new business production for all of PMA’s operating segments.

PMA Companies specializes in workers’ compensation and provides risk management products and services, including property/casualty insurance, throughout the United States. PMA is a part of Old Republic International’s family of companies.

Pawtucket, R.I.-based Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. named Kirk Lusk chief financial officer.

As CFO, Lusk will provide financial oversight including developing operating and financial strategic plans.

He recently worked as vice president of finance for The Hartford, where he provided financial oversight to the company’s commercial markets including sales and distribution, claims, and the strategic initiatives office.

He also worked for four years as CFO – international for Aetna. He also served as the group CFO and chief operating officer of the Alea Group, and as CFO of both GE Employers Reinsurance Global Casualty and GE Capital (Auto Warranty Services).

Narragansett Bay Insurance offers specialty insurance services and products to homeowners through a network of independent agents along the eastern seaboard. The company provides homeowners coverage in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

Toledo, Ohio-based insurance brokerage firm Hylant, added William D. (Kip) Irle as its captive risk practice leader.

Irle is a 20-year insurance industry veteran. He previously served in national and global positions with companies including Aon and Marsh, where he oversaw growth, program development, program repositioning and relationship management.

Irle’s areas of expertise include large casualty, loss sensitive program design, program collateral analysis, credit and alternative risk finance structuring, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, cash flow analysis, and private equity industry sales leadership. Industry areas of specialization include real estate and technology.

Irle is located in Hylant’s Chicago office.

Hylant was founded in 1935 and is a full-service insurance brokerage with 14 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee and Florida.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe reappointed Philip Alan Hood to the state Workers’ Compensation Commission for a six-year term as the labor representative.

Hood is an executive board member of the Arkansas AFL-CIO.

The committee chairman is A. Watson Bell, and the third member is Karen McKinney.

Patriot National Insurance Group named Michael McFadden regional vice president for California.

McFadden will oversee all marketing and underwriting responsibilities for California, and will be based at Patriot’s western regional office in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Before Patriot National, McFadden held various leadership positions at Zenith Insurance Co. He was most recently Zenith Insurance’s vice president of claims for the Los Angeles regional office.

McFadden was also the manager of organizational development for RJM Adjusters Inc.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Patriot National Insurance Group is an insurance holding company focused on workers’ compensation insurance. Patriot National has two operating subsidiaries: Guarantee Insurance Co., and Patriot Underwriters Inc.

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