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Calhoun Joins LP Risk’s Brokerage Team in Houston as Sr. VP

LP Risk Inc., a part of national specialty insurance distribution company XPT Partners, has hired Alicia Calhoun as senior vice president. Based in Houston, Calhoun will focus on brokerage business with a specialty in energy and construction Calhoun’s experience over …

BenefitMall Adds Poli as Mid-Atlantic Market Director Based in Maryland

BenefitMall, a provider of next-generation broker services, has added Robert Poli as the new Mid-Atlantic market director. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Poli will report to Barb Taylor, regional vice president of the …

HDI Global Specialty Enters German Fine Art, High Net Worth Market with Hire from AXA

HDI Global Specialty SE is entering the German Fine Art and high net worth insurance market with the appointment of Dr. Alexander Wiebe from AXA. He joins the specialty lines insurer as head of Fine Art & Lifestyle Continental Europe, …

CRC Group Sets New Leadership Roles for Brennan, Kessler As Helveston to Retire

National wholesaler insurance broker CRC Group announced changes to the company’s senior leadership team effective January 1, 2021. Ron Helveston currently CEO, Commercial Solutions, is retiring and will be succeeded by Mike Brennan, who is currently president, Commercial Solutions. In …

Aspen Names Hiscox’s Rai as Head of Claims for Aspen Ins. UK, Aspen Managing Agency

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has appointed Tony Rai as head of claims for Aspen Insurance UK (AIUK) and Aspen Managing Agency Ltd. (AMAL). Rai will join Aspen in early 2021 from Hiscox, where he has been head of London market …

New York’s NFP Hires Pendergast to P&C Division as Senior Vice President

NFP, a New York, N.Y.-headquartered insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement and individual solutions, has hired Andrew Pendergast to its P&C division as senior vice president. In this role, Pendergast will lead the …

Amerisure’s Crabb Elected Chair of Insurance Trade Group APCIA

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association of America (APCIA) elected new officers, effective January 1, 2021. Greg Crabb, president and CEO of Amerisure Companies, was elected as APCIA’s chair. Crabb joined Amerisure in April 2008 as chief administrative officer with …

MGA DUAL Plans to Use Its Own Underwriting Capital Alongside Capacity Providers

DUAL, the London-based managing general agency, announced it will deploy its own group underwriting capital alongside its existing capacity providers. “This is a game-changing moment for DUAL. Now, by providing capital to DUAL, we move to the next stage of …

FM Global Creates Specialty Division for Forest Products, Chemical Industry

Commercial property insurer FM Global is creating a new division within the company to further strengthen its focus on serving the property risk management needs of the forest products and chemical industries. James P. O’Brien, a 31-year veteran of the …

Graham Company Appoints Baxter as Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits

Graham Company, a Philadelphia, Penn.-based insurance and employee benefits broker, has appointed John Baxter to senior vice president of Employee Benefits. In this role, Baxter will be responsible for leading the operations and strategic direction for the Employee Benefits Division. …