People Moves: National Flood Names Erickson CEO; Aon Adds 3 in Healthcare; State Auto CFO to Retire; Barg Joins Ascot Claims

May 14, 2021

National Flood Services announced the appointment of Lindsey Erickson as its chief executive officer.

Erickson replaces interim CEO George Ruhana, who will continue in his role as operating partner.

Erickson has been with National Flood Services for more than 20 years. She most recently served as managing director of Strategic Initiatives and before that as managing director of Operations.

Under her leadership, she developed client engagement strategies, built industry partnerships with Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Flood Insurance Program, and served as a regulatory and compliance strategy resource.

Today, the company manages $1.4 billion of annual premiums and more than 1.5 million policies, in partnership with the FEMA, the NFIP, and Write Your Own (WYO) carriers.

National Flood Services is a portfolio company of PEAK6, a Chicago-based company that invests in technology firms.

Aon Hires Three for National Healthcare Practice

Aon announced the addition of three senior members to its national healthcare practice: Audrey Greening, Heather McClure and David Eiermann.

Greening, based in Washington, D.C., joins Aon as chief broking officer within the firm’s healthcare practice. She has more than three decades of experience in the industry, most recently focusing on developing risk financing solutions for her suite of clients. She returns to Aon after holding several leadership positions at Gallagher and Integro.

McClure, based in Dallas, joins Aon as chief risk advisor for its healthcare practice. McClure, who specializes in legal issues, most recently served as the chief risk officer of OU Health at the University of Oklahoma. She was responsible for the combined operations of the risk, claims and insurance divisions for all entities of the health system as well as more than 2,500 faculty physicians, resident physicians and medical students. While serving in this leadership position, McClure was named Captive Review’s U.S. Risk Manager of the Year for 2020 and was named #27 on its Power 50 list.

Eiermann, based in Tampa, joins Aon as a senior member of the broking team within its healthcare practice. Eiermann most recently worked at Berkley Health, where he was vice president and senior underwriter. Prior to Berkley, he was employed by Aon as a broker. He joins the Aon National Healthcare team as a professional liability broker.

State Auto CFO Retires

State Auto Financial Corp. announced that Steven E. English, senior vice president and chief financial officer, intends to retire after a 21-year career with the company. English will remain with the company through Dec. 31, 2021.

An executive search firm has been retained to assist in identifying a successor

English joined State Auto in 2001 as part of the company’s affiliation with Meridian Insurance Group, where he served as chief financial officer and treasurer. Prior to joining Meridian in 2000, English was vice president of planning for Conseco, having begun his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1982.

State Auto Financial Corp. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Barg Joins Ascot as Chief Claims Officer, North America

Ascot has named Marina S. Barg as chief claims officer, North America. In the newly created role, Barg’s responsibilities include the leadership and management of all claims operations.

She will work with Ascot executives across Bermuda, U.S. insurance and Ethos Specialty business units, while collaborating with the Lloyd’s claims team in London.

With more than two decades of legal and claims experience, Barg joins Ascot from W.R. Berkley where she was head of Claims for its corporate segment, managing complex and high exposure matters across multiple operating units. Prior to W.R. Berkley, she spent six years at Navigators, first on U.S. casualty claims before being promoted to chief claims officer. She has also worked at Starr Companies and AIG.

Barg will report to Matt Kramer, CEO, Ascot U.S.

In the United States, Ascot sells specialized insurance products to small and mid-sized business as well as underwriting services to carrier and syndicate partners through its MGU, Ethos Specialty.

Ascot Group is owned by CPP Investments, whixh invests the assets of the Canada Pension Plan.

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