Bankers Insurance Group Adds Trio of Execs

January 19, 2004

Florida-based Bankers Insurance Group has added three new executives to its senior management team.

R. James O’Boyle was named senior vice president. Bringing more than 25 years’ insurance experience to the role, he was previously senior vice president of American Modern Insurance Group, Cincinnati. He has also held executive positions with American Bankers Insurance Group, Miami, and The Signature Group, Schaumburg, Ill.

In his new role, O’Boyle will focus on product development and product management for Bankers’ property and casualty lines.

Barry Gates has joined Bankers as chief underwriting officer, coming from the position of senior vice president at Colony Insurance Group, Richmond, Va.

He brings more than 30 years’ experience in underwriting and operations management, including executive positions with Reliance Insurance Company, General Reinsurance Corporation, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

Thomas Carlson is Bankers’ new internal audit manager. He was formerly the manager of internal audit for Workflow Management, Inc., of Palm Beach, a $640 million supplier of business printing and supply chain management services.

During his 20-year career he has held auditing, accounting and management positions with several banks in the Northeast as well as with Danka Business Systems in St. Petersburg.

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