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Ross Campesi Sr., Founder of Louisiana Workers’ Comp Insurer Passes

Ross Campesi Sr., founder of LCTA Workers’ Comp, died May 7 in his home. Campesi was 90 years old. “Ross’s passing is obviously a huge personal loss … he was the love of my life,” Melissa Campesi, CEO of LCTA, …

Pi Chubb, 81, Former Chubb Vice Chairman, Dies

Percy Chubb, III, the former vice chairman of The Chubb Corp., has died at the age of 81. Pi Chubb, as he was known, was the great-grandson of Thomas Caldecot Chubb and grandson of Hendon Chubb, who founded Chubb & …

Roach Howard Smith & Barton Founder, Richard H. Roach, Passes

Texas-based insurance firm, Roach Howard Smith & Barton (RHSB), recently announced that founding partner Richard H. Roach has passed away. Expressing “deep sorrow and condolences to Richard’s family and friends,” the company said: “Richard was not only RHSB’s founder and …

Retired State Auto Chairman, President and CEO, Robert H. Moone, Passes

State Auto Financial Corp. announced its former Chairman, President and CEO Robert H. (Bob) Moone died on Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. He was 72 years old. “I was blessed to have gotten to know Bob in recent months,” said State …

Texas’ ‘King of Torts,’ Joe Jamail, Dies at 90

Joe Jamail, the Texas billionaire who became the richest practicing attorney in the U.S. after winning jury verdicts in civil lawsuits that included a $10.5 billion award for Pennzoil Co. in its landmark case against Texaco Inc. during the 1980s, …

Texas Wholesale Insurance Group Founder, Myron Steves, Passes

Texas independent managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker, Myron Steves, announced the passing of its founder and namesake, Myron F. Steves, Sr., with the following message: With a heavy heart we share the news that Myron Fuller Steves, Sr., …

Jones Made a Name in Surety as a Common Sense Underwriter

Louis E. Jones had a reputation in the insurance industry as a common sense underwriter, and there were few contractors and home builders that he did not touch over the years, his friends say. Jones was born Nov. 9, 1931. …

Former California Surplus Lines Chair Gibbs Loved Stories, Clients

George N. Gibbs Jr. was a man who was famous in insurance circles for his ability to tell a good story, and those who knew him say he was passionate about protecting the interests of his clients. Gibbs died on …

Anderson & Murison’s Lechler ‘Student of the Business’

Horst Leonard Lechler, former president of Anderson & Murison in Pasadena, Calif. and past president of the American Association of Managing General Agents, was a “student of the business” and a “remarkable insurance person” his friends and colleagues say. Lechler, …

Freeman of Freeman & Pearce Passes

Leonard Freeman, founder of Freeman & Pearce Insurance Agency Inc. in Orange, Calif., died at his Southern California home on Sunday after battling Alzheimer’s disease. Freeman, a resident of Orange, was 73. He was born in St. Louis, Mo. and …