September 4, 2017

Greenberg Traurig LLP has added insurance regulatory attorney John A. Sebastinelli as shareholder to its policy and insurance regulatory and transactions practices in the firm’s San Francisco, Calif., office.

Sebastinelli’s practice focuses primarily on California insurance regulatory law matters. He represents more than 100 property/casualty and life and health insurers and other insurance-related organizations.

Sebastinelli was previously at Michelman & Robinson as a partner for more than 11 years.

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with roughly 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices.

GoodWorks Insurance has named Bryan W. Russo regional president and head of its new office in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Russo specializes in employee benefits plans for mid-sized and large employers.

Russo was most recently a benefits broker in San Francisco. He previously served as a benefits consultant with Lincoln Financial and UNUM.

Connecticut-based GoodWorks gives half of its profits to local charities. GoodWorks offers group medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, 401(k) plans and voluntary benefits.

USG has named Dave Roy a producer/broker in its Irvine, Calif., office.

Roy will continue building his book of business and agency retail network.

Roy formerly held the title associate producer/broker. He joined USG in 2016. He was previously a senior underwriting assistant at Bass Underwriters.

USG has 21 locations and four subsidiaries.

Brown & Riding has named Mike Boseman chief operating officer.

Boseman is based out of the company’s Los Angeles, Calif., headquarters and will be responsible for strategic operations, including client and carrier development, enhancing information technology service offerings, and enforcing the company’s service standards and regulatory compliance.

Boseman joined B&R’s casualty division in 2007 before transitioning to property broker. Boseman became vice president of operations in 2015, and senior vice president in 2016.

Brown & Riding is a wholesaler and specialty insurance brokerage.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has named Gary Mann North America head of errors and omissions.

He is based in San Francisco, Calif. He reports to Paul Schiavone, North America regional head of financial lines.

Mann was previously deputy regional head of professional indemnity.

Mann has been with AGCS family since 2002, when he joined Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. as director of industry development.

JLT Re has named Andrew Ferrier executive vice president to lead the Western region with a focus on global, regional and MGA business.

Ferrier is expected to join in September and will be based in JLT Re’s San Francisco office,

Ferrier has more than 25 years of industry experience. He was a senior broker at Aon Benfield in San Francisco for the last 18 years.

JLT Re is part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Dan McElvany has been named head of reinsurance for Farmers Group Inc.

He will begin Sept. 5 and will report to Scott Lindquist, chief financial officer of Farmers Group.

McElvany has had a 21-year career in insurance, most recently with Swiss Re as a senior vice president. He was a vice president at Underwriters Re before that.

Farmers Insurance and Farmers are trade names for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products.

HUB International of California has named Amanda Martinez an employee benefits account executive and Timothy Conlon a commercial markets consultant and risk management advisor in the San Francisco, Calif., office.

Martinez was previously with Alliant Insurance Services as an employee benefits account executive and Woodruff-Sawyer as an employee benefits senior account manager.

Conlon was most recently a senior vice president at Lockton Companies Inc. He was with LeaseTerm Insurance Solutions as Western regional director and as a a vice president with All Risks Ltd before that.

Chicago, Ill.-based HUB provides property/casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services.

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