People Moves: FM Global Expands Executive Team; Pie Insurance Adds 3 Executives

July 23, 2021

Rhode Island-based commercial property insurer FM Global is making executive management team changes, moving seasoned leaders within the company into newly created roles.

Bret Ahnell

Bret N. Ahnell, executive vice president and a 34-year veteran of the company, has been named chief operating officer and will run insurance operations globally. He has previously managed FM Global’s staff operations and most recently its Americas operations. He joined the company in 1987 as a loss prevention consultant in Los Angeles, and advanced to hold various positions, including district manager and operations manager. Prior to his current role, he was senior vice president, Western division manager. He will report to Malcolm C. Roberts, who was recently named president, effective Aug. 1, 2021.

Kevin Ingram

Kevin S. Ingram, executive vice president and chief financial officer, a 31-year veteran of the company, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will continue to oversee all finance and risk management operations at the company in addition to other corporate functions. He began his career in 1990 as an associate controller in the company and has held various positions including treasurer, finance director and senior vice president, finance. Ingram joined the company after working as a senior manager in the insurance audit group at Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago. He will report to Roberts, president, effective Aug. 1, 2021.

The following FM Global appointments will be effective Sept. 1, 2021:

Deanna Fidler

Deanna Fidler, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, will become executive vice president, chief administrative officer, based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA. Fidler will oversee human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategy and business enablement, technology, and the FM Global Academy. Fidler joined the company in 2018. Previously, she was chief human resource officer for T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was responsible for diversity and inclusion, associate communications and corporate social responsibility. She also held leadership roles at Aetna, including chief human resources officer, head of talent management and head of HR business partners. She will report to Roberts, president.

Randall Hodge

Randall E. Hodge, senior vice president, chief underwriting officer, will be promoted to executive vice president, staff insurance operations. Hodge, a 31-year veteran of the company, will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA, and have oversight of underwriting and reinsurance, engineering and research, FM Approvals, claims, client service and marketing, as well as data analytics. Hodge joined the company in 1990, and has served as field engineer, group manager field engineering, account manager, assistant client service manager, client service manager and Atlanta operations manager. Prior to joining FM Global, Hodge worked for The Walt Disney Co. Hodge will report to Roberts, president.

George Plesce

George J. Plesce, senior vice president, chief client experience and sales officer, has been named executive vice president, U.S., Latin America and sales, with oversight of regional insurance and engineering operations and global business development. He will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA. A 30-year veteran of the company, Plesce joined the company in 1991 as a senior account representative in FM Global’s office in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he held various positions in sales. He also served as vice president, client service manager and as vice president, operations manager for Washington, D.C., USA, operations. He will report to Ahnell, chief operating officer.

In addition to these appointments, James R. Galloway continues as executive vice president, with oversight of FM Global’s international operations and AFM, a division that provides commercial property insurance for the middle market. He also assumes responsibility for FM Global’s Canada and specialty industries division. He will report to Ahnell, chief operating officer.

Pie Expands Leadership With Finance, Insurance, Technology Experts

Denver-based workers’ compensation insurtech Pie Insurance today has appointed four new leadership team members with decades of experience in insurance, technology, and finance industries.

Pie’s expanded leadership team now includes: Chris Lankford—previously chief technology officer of Next Trucking—as vice president of Engineering; Nick Sinigaglia—formerly chief accounting officer of Money Mart and OnDeck Capital—as chief accounting officer; Amy Stern—formerly chief ceded reinsurance officer of AIG—as vice president of Reinsurance and Capital Solutions; and Dale Willis—recently vice president of Data Services and Insurance of Netradyne and previously with Progressive Insurance—as vice president of New Lines.

In addition to the new hires on the leadership team, Pie has added an independent director to its board with the addition of Kirsten Wolberg, a leader with 20 years of experience in financial and technology businesses including Charles Schwab, Salesforce and PayPal. Most recently, she was at DocuSign.

Pie sells workers’ compensation to small businesses. Since 2017, Pie has received more than $300 million in funding and commitments for future funding, grown its gross written premium to over $100 million, and partnered with 1,000 agencies nationwide.

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