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Missouri Employers Mutual’s Walleck Named to NCCI Underwriting Committee

Roger Walleck, vice president of Underwriting at Missouri Employers Mutual, has been elected to serve on the national underwriting committee for the workers’ compensation rate making organization, National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). Members are selected based on their underwriting …

Texas Insurers’ Trade Group Honors Gerik with Raymond Mauk Award

The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has honored Mike Gerik, executive vice president at the Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., with the 2018 Raymond Mauk Leadership Award. ICT presented the Mauk Leadership Award to Gerik during its 26th Annual …

Risk Services’ Eppers Elected to Louisiana Agents & Brokers Group Board

Rob Eppers, chief operating officer for Risk Services of Louisiana, was recently sworn in as an elected board member of the Independent Insurance Agency & Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL). As a board member, Eppers will be involved with insurance legislation, …

Agency Network Exchange Hires Foley in New Jersey

Agency Network Exchange LLC (ANE) has added Linda Foley as director of field operations based in New Jersey. In this role, she will work with member agencies to develop and implement growth plans and maintain agency relationships. She will also …

Paragon Opens New Office in California, Adds Etzler as Director of Workers’ Comp

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC is expanding in San Diego, Calif. with the opening of a new office in downtown and the hiring of Robert Etzler. He will serve as senior vice president and director of workers’ compensation. Prior to joining …

EPIC Insurance Brokers Adds Close to Energy Construction Practice in Alabama

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has tapped Josh Close as client services coordinator in the firm’s Birmingham, Ala.-based national energy construction practice, reporting to EPIC Principal Brian Tanner. Close will be involved in all aspects of client support, account rounding …

Massachusetts’ Arbella Insurance Appoints O’Donoghue as AVP of Sales, Marketing

The Arbella Insurance Group has appointed Andrew O’Donoghue to the position of assistant vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, O’Donoghue will report to Steve Jacobs, vice president of sales and marketing, and will continue to work closely …

Chubb Hires Everest’s Watt to Lead North America Claims

Chubb has appointed Megan Watt, as executive vice president, head of North America Claims. In this role, she will lead all aspects of Chubb North America claims management, service and administration for the commercial and personal insurance businesses. Watt has …

J.M. Wilson Adds Silverman as Assistant Transportation Underwriter in South Carolina

J.M. Wilson has added Cassandra Silverman as assistant transportation underwriter to its North Charleston, S.C., office. Silverman is responsible for quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting independent agents in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and …

J.M. Wilson Taps Francis, Gibbons and Hassan in Midwest

J.M. Wilson has named Steve Francis as assistant transportation underwriter in the Arlington Heights, Ill. office. The firm has also named Ryan Gibbons a transportation underwriter in the Westerville, Ohio office, and Sarah Hassan as agency information coordinator in the …