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Great American Insurance Promotes Schneider to Divisional Sr. VP

Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group has promoted Ken W. Schneider to divisional senior vice president of its Specialty Equipment Services Division. Schneider will continue to oversee the division’s underwriting, product development and management, direct sales, account management and agency …

U. of Wisconsin-Madison Team Wins 2018 Spencer-Rims Risk Management Challenge

A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) have won the 2018 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge, the Spencer Educational Foundation reports. Case study provider Andrew Bent, risk manager at Sage Group plc announced the award during a reception …

South Dakota Jury Awards $34K to Girl Bitten by Dog

A Brookings County, South Dakota, jury has awarded a girl more than $34,000 after she was attacked by a dog that had been declared vicious by county authorities twice before. The Argus Leader reports the award consists of $29,208 in …

Taiym Named Executive VP-Chief Digital Officer at Lockton

Kansas City-based independent insurance broker, Lockton, has named Said Taiym executive vice president-chief digital officer. Taiym will focus on digital innovation and new technologies to help Lockton associates transform how they deliver best-in-class strategic risk solutions for clients. He reports …

Insurance Helps Michigan Company Rebuild After $20M Fire Loss

A “horrific” fire that started on March 14, 2017, has made one Muskegon, Michigan, company “stronger.” The foundry fire at Muskegon Casting Corp. rendered the 75,000-square-foot building and all equipment inside a total loss, said John Essex, CEO of Port …

Buildings Damaged as Tornadoes Hit Southern Missouri County

The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit sparsely-populated rural areas of Wright County in southern Missouri as strong storms raked states from Texas north to Iowa. Springfield television station KOLR reports that the tornadoes hit Friday night. The first …

Indiana Mulch Fire Shuts Schools; Dozens Treated for Smoke-Related Issues

Dozens of people have sought treatment for smoke-related issues due to a large mulch fire burning in southern Indiana that shut some schools Friday and prompted authorities to urge people to stay indoors. Firefighting crews from across the area responded …

Missouri’s Nelson Honored with National Insurance Regulator Award

Angela Nelson, director of the Division of Market Regulation and Chief Industry Liaison at the Missouri Department of Insurance has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Paul DeAngelo Memorial Teaching Award given by the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society …

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Rating of North Dakota’s Hartland Mutual Insurance

A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “bbb+” from “bbb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) of Hartland Mutual Insurance Co. (Hartland Mutual), based in Minot, North Dakota. The outlook of these credit ratings …

Wells Fargo’s Brogan Named Central Region Exec for QBE North America

QBE North America has hired Kevin Brogan as regional executive – Central Region, accountable for the region’s profitable growth across QBE’s specialized insurance business portfolio, as well as the development of all agent and broker relationships in the region. He …

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