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WSS Lets Lions Loose in Southern California

When Richard Polizzi, chairman of Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers Inc. in Pasadena, Calif., adopted the lion as part of his logo, he never imagined just how popular that little company mascot would become in the insurance industry. Today, it’s …

Hull & Company Names Dumag as Underwriter, Broker in California

Jennifer Dumag has joined Hull & Company Inc. in its Stockton, Calif. office as a commercial lines underwriter and broker. Dumag will be responsible for marketing, underwriting and placement of excess and surplus and commercial managing general agent risks. Dumag …

Hub International Expands in Caribbean with Puerto Rico Broker Buy

Chicago-based Hub International Limited announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carrión, Laffitte & Casellas, Inc. (CLC), a full service insurance brokerage firm headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The announcement said the “acquisition represents the …

Bareno Joins Maverick in Southern California

Pauline Bareno joined of Calabasas, Calif.-based surplus lines broker Maverick Commercial Insurance Services as senior vice president. Bareno has more than 30 years of property/casualty insurance experience, including an underwriting and marketing background. Her experience includes insurance companies, retail and …

Salcedo, Anderson Join Sullivan Brokers

Sullivan Brokers Wholesale Insurance Solutions hired Edgar Salcedo as a broker and Carrie Anderson as an associate broker in the firm’s casualty practice group. Salcedo specializes in habitational, hospitality, products and retail. Both Salcedo and Anderson will work out of …

JLT in Tie-up with Spanish Commercial Broker Unipsa

The UK-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc announced that it will combine its existing Spanish retail brokerage business, JLT-SIACI Espana S.L., with the business of March – Unipsa Correduria de Seguros, S.A.U., the fourth largest commercial insurance broker in Spain …

Professional Indemnity Expert Carver Joins Miller from Aviva

UK-based broker Miller Insurance Services Limited has appointed Mark Carver from Aviva in a move which, it said, “further strengthens its professional indemnity business.” Tim Norman – Head of UK & International – Professional Risks at Miller, noted that Carver …

Washington, D.C.-based Broker Ames & Gough Promotes Four Executives

Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms and other professional organizations and consulting firms, has promoted four officers. Ames & Gough partners Joan Delorey, Frances Railey and Matthew Gough have …

Marsh Advises Risk Managers As C-Suite Expectations Rise

Global insurance broker Marsh held a webcast on Sept. 21, where the firm’s analysts shared their views on the current business environment including the effects of Hurricane Irene and other catastrophes. The broker also offered an array of advice for …

Aon Appoints Head Broker for Construction, Power, Infrastructure in Singapore

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corp., has appointed Nicki Tilney as head broker of construction, power and infrastructure for Aon’s Global Broking Center (GBC) in Singapore, one of Aon’s hubs for insurance placement. She joins …