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Rawlins to Become CEO of Shelter Mutual as Moore to Retire

Shelter Insurance announced that Randa Rawlins would become Shelter Mutual Insurance Co.’s next president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2021, in anticipation of the retirement of current President and CEO Matt Moore, who will retire in June 2021. Also, Paul …

Chief Actuary Antonello to Be Next CEO of Employers Holdings

Small business workers’ compensation insurance specialist Employers Holdings Inc. has named Katherine H. Antonello as its president and chief executive officer. She will take over upon the retirement of Douglas D. Dirks on April 1, 2021. Dirks will be retiring …

RLI Corp. CEO Michael to Retire in 2021; Kliethermes Will Replace Him

Property/casualty specialty insurer RLI Corp. said current CEO Jonathan Michael is retiring at the end of 2021, and RLI Insurance President and Chief Operating Officer Craig Kliethermes will succeed him. Michael’s official retirement day is Dec. 31, 2021, which will …

Nautilus Insurance Names Joyce as President; Kuzma to Become Chairman

Scottsdale, Arizona-based specialty insurer Nautilus Insurance Group announced the appointment of Thomas Joyce as president. He is succeeding Tom Kuzma, who has been named chairman. These changes will take effect January 1, 2021. Joyce joined Nautilus as senior vice president …

American Family Succession Plan: Westrate to Succeed Salzwedel as CEO in 2022

American Family Insurance group’s succession plan calls for Chair and Chief Executive Officer Jack Salzwedel to continue as chair and CEO until Jan. 1, 2022. American Family Enterprise President Bill Westrate will serve as CEO-elect starting January 2021 and will …

PartnerRe Names Bonneau as President and CEO as Clarke Exits

Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. announced it has appointed industry veteran Jacques Bonneau as its president and chief executive officer effective immediately. Bonneau, who will be based in the company’s headquarter in Bermuda, succeeds Emmanuel Clarke, who is leaving the company after …

Everest Insurance Promotes Karmilowicz to President, CEO; Mulray to COO

Everest Insurance reports that Michael Karmilowicz has been named president and chief executive officer and Michael Mulray has been named the chief operating officer. They assume these new positions immediately. Karmilowicz joined Everest Insurance in July of 2015, and most …

‘Numbers Guy’ Zaffino Expected to Succeed Duperreault as AIG CEO…Eventually

Peter Zaffino sat at 2 World Trade Center poring over financial reports on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane struck a neighboring building. Zaffino, known by colleagues for his laser-like focus, remained at his desk as …

GEICO CEO Roberts to Retire End of 2020; Berkshire Hathaway’s Combs to Succeed

Bill Roberts, GEICO’s president and chief executive officer, has announced that he will retire in December 2020 after 35 years with the insurer. Replacing Roberts as CEO will be Todd Combs, one of Berkshire Hathaway’s investment managers. Roberts, who turned …

Topa Insurance Chief Donahue Resigns; Day Assumes Interim Role

Topa Insurance Group President and CEO John Donahue has announced his resignation from Topa Insurance Group at the end of this year. Donahue relocated to Southern California nearly six years ago for the leading role, and his decision to resign …