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Former AIG, Ironshore Executive Mitrovic Joins Cooper Levenson Law Firm

Veteran insurance executive Michael Mitrovic has joined the Cooper Levenson law firm in its insurance defense litigation practice. Mitrovic’s career spans nearly 40 years in the insurance industry. He served as president of Global Claims for Ironshore Inc., where he …

SageSure Insurance Managers Hires dos Santos in Connecticut

SageSure Insurance Managers, an independent residential property managing general underwriter and subsidiary of Insight Catastrophe Group (ICG), has appointed Victor dos Santos as president of Commercial Insurance. Dos Santos and his team will work from SageSure’s Cheshire, Conn., office. SageSure …

Lockton’s Lumelleau Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers in Houston

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has added Matt Lumelleau as a principal in the firm’s property/casualty practice. Based in Houston, Lumelleau will be responsible for new business development, the design, placement and management of property/casualty insurance programs; and providing risk …

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker in Oregon Names Beelar Marketing Manager

Portland, Ore.-based Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Insurance agency has named Heather Beelar the firm’s marketing manager. The new position will include identifying and analyzing market trends, and creating strategies to meet evolving needs. She will also be in charge …

Jacobs Named Next CEO at Illinois’ COUNTRY Financial

Insurer COUNTRY Financial, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, has named Jim Jacobs as its next chief executive officer (CEO), effective early next year. He succeeds Kurt Bock, who is retiring Jan. 31, 2019, after serving as CEO for seven years. Jacobs …

Cavignac & Associates in California Names Carrillo Account Executive

San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Fauntelle Carrillo an account executive within its personal lines department. Carrillo is charged with maintaining existing client relationships, educating clients on preventative risk measures and recommending appropriate levels of insurance coverage. She …

S.S. Nesbitt Adds Fountain as Market Executive in Alabama ß Photo

S.S. Nesbitt, a Southeastern insurance agency and division of EBSCO Industries Inc., has appointed Senior Vice President L. Dickerson (Dick) Fountain as Market executive in Huntsville, Ala. Over the past year, S.S. Nesbitt’s Huntsville office has aggressively expanded both its …

Kistler Joins Illinois’ Alera Group as Director of Business Development

Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, has appointed Matt Kistler as director of Business Development. Kistler will play a critical part in Alera Group’s continued national expansion and growth. …

Sullivan Tapped to Lead Transportation Unit at Midlands Management

Wholesale insurance services firm, Midlands Management Corp., headquartered in Oklahoma City, appointed Mark Sullivan as leader of its Transportation team. He is based in Dallas. Sullivan joined Midlands in 2010 as an associate marketing representative and later was promoted to …

New Hampshire’s Optisure Risk Partners Hires Needham

Optisure Risk Partners, based in Manchester, N.H., has hired Beth Needham as insurance operations manager and best practices leader. In this role, she will serve as a contributing member of the Optisure leadership team, offering insurance operations experience in service, …