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Gresham to Lead Expansion of Pinnacle Actuarial Resources into Carolinas

Consulting Actuary Legaré W. Gresham has established Pinnacle Actuarial Resources Inc.’s presence the Carolinas with the opening of an office in Charleston, South Carolina, as the firm continues to grow both domestically and internationally. Gresham has more than 10 years …

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Rothman to Run for State Attorney General

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that he is leaving his post to run a campaign for state attorney general. In a statement, Rothman said he is stepping down as of 11 a.m. today. “I have made the decision to …

Miralles to Lead Enterprise Risk Management at CNA as Chief Risk Officer

Chicago-based commercial, CNA, has appointed Al Miralles as chief risk officer (CRO), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Miralles joined CNA in 2011 as senior vice president and treasurer and has been leading the Long Term Care business since 2014. In addition …

Sprowls Elected President of Texas Surplus Lines Association

Garrett Sprowls, general counsel and managing broker of Austin-based Professional Lines Underwriting Specialists Inc. (PLUS Inc.), has been elected president of the Texas Surplus Lines Association Inc. (TSLA). Other newly elected TSLA officers and directors include: Vice President Matt Leicht, …

Canada’s Economical Insurance Names MacDonald Executive VP for Personal Lines

Economical Insurance in Ontario has named Paul MacDonald as executive vice president of Personal Insurance effective early 2018. Rowan Saunders, president and CEO of Economical, said MacDonald will have profit and loss accountability for broker-distributed personal insurance and support a …

Church Mutual Promotes Root to Executive VP – Operations

Church Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Kevin Root to executive vice president – operations. In his new role, Root will provide direction for the company and position Church Mutual and its family of companies for continued success and expansion into …

Maine’s The MEMIC Group Hires Bialek to Support New York Market Growth

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine-headquartered workers’ compensation specialist, has hired Tammy Bialek as senior production underwriter to support growth within the New York market. Bialek has more than 25 years of underwriting experience in Central and Western New York. …

Fitzpatrick Elected Chair of Insurance Council of Texas Board

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has elected Thomas Fitzpatrick as chair of the ICT board of directors, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Fitzpatrick has served on the ICT board since 2008 and most recently served as vice-chair in 2016-17. Fitzpatrick …

New Hampshire’s SAN Group Hires Landry to AccessPlus Department

Satellite Agency Network Group Inc. (SAN), a Hampton, N.H.-based alliance of independent insurance agencies in the Northeast, recently hired Karen Landry as commercial lines placement specialist for its AccessPlus department. Reporting to AccessPlus Manager Sarah Bassett, Landry is responsible for …

Hub International Northeast Hires Farrell and Reale

Hub International Northeast, a subsidiary of global insurance brokerage Hub International Limited, has hired Terrance Farrell as vice president of marketing and Vaughan Reale as vice president, responsible for employee benefits brokering and consulting. Based out of the New York …