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John Hancock Names Watters a Director

The Board of Directors of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company has elected Linda A. Watters as a director at its recent board meeting. John Hancock is the Boston, Mass., headquartered U.S. division of Manulife Financial of Toronto. Watters has …

Massachusetts Based XS Brokers Hires Kent to Connecticut Office

XS Brokers, a Quincy, Mass., headquartered independent insurance brokerage, has hired Jason Kent as a broker in the firm’s Connecticut office. His hiring comes as the firm has seen continued growth in its Connecticut, New York and New Jersey territories, …

Apex Insurance Services Opens New Jersey Office, Promotes Galati

Apex Insurance Services, a Glen Allen, Va., headquartered insurance and reinsurance solutions provider for public entities and educational institutions, has promoted Justin Galati to vice president of brokerage following the opening of its new office location in Mt. Laurel, N.J. …

Alliant Americas Hires Pizzi to New Jersey Office

Alliant Americas, the regional subsidiary of the Newport Beach, Calif., headquartered insurance broker, Alliant Insurance Services, has hired Gregg Pizzi as vice president. In this role, Pizzi will be based in the company’s Basking Ridge, N.J., office and will work …

Everest Insurance Adds Murray to New York City Office

Everest Insurance, a subsidiary of Bermuda based Everest Re Group Ltd., has hired Matt Murray as regional leader of marketing and distribution for the East region. In his new role, he will be based in the firm’s New York City …

New York Headquartered QBE North America Promotes Fanti

QBE North America, a New York headquartered operating division of QBE Insurance Group, has promoted Jonathon Fanti to senior vice president and underwriting leader in the firm’s public company management liability division. In this role, he will report to John …

Howell Named Regional CEO of Zurich in Asia Pacific

Zurich announced the appointment of Jack Howell, (46, U.S. citizen) to the role of regional chief executive officer of Zurich in Asia Pacific, effective Sept. 1, 2016. In his role he will report to Mario Greco, group chief executive officer …

Aon Appoints Cai (Former Head of World Bank’s Investment Arm) to Board

Jin-Yong Cai, a TPG Capital partner and the former head of the World Bank’s investment arm, joined the board of insurance broker Aon Plc. He was appointed to the board’s finance and organization and compensation committees, the London-based firm said …