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The Hartford Names Bush to Head Personal Lines

The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. Bush …

Chubb’s Rhyner Named President of Navigators Professional Lines in U.S.

James L. Rhyner has been appointed president of the Navigators Pro division of Navigators Management Co., the U.S. underwriting operation. In this role, Rhyner will lead Navigators’ U.S. directors and officers (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) businesses. This appointment …

South Carolina Insurance Director Farmer Elected as NAIC Secretary-Treasurer

South Carolina Insurance Director Ray Farmer was elected to fill the position of secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners During a Plenary meeting by members, effective immediately. Farmer is replacing former Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax, who passed …

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 …

Brown, Holmes & Milliken of Maine Hires Freeman

Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency, an independent insurance agency based in Ellsworth, Maine, has hired Larry Freeman to join its sales staff. In his new role, Freeman will service commercial accounts along with selling home, auto and life policies. He …

Florida Homeowners Insurer Olympus Adds Newby as VP of Claims

Olympus Insurance Co., a Florida homeowners insurer, has appointed Martin Newby as vice president of Claims. Newby will serve as Olympus’ senior claims executive responsible for the development, implementation, organization and leadership of the Olympus claims programs and initiatives. He …

Independent Insurance Agents of New York Promotes MacConnell

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York Inc., an insurance producer trade organization based in Syracuse, N.Y., has promoted Julie MacConnell from director of marketing and communications to assistant vice president of marketing and communications. In her new role, …

Wells Media Group Names Blosfield Insurance Journal East Editor

Wells Media Group Inc. recently hired Elizabeth Blosfield as editor for Insurance Journal’s East region. Blosfield has a background in financial reporting, previously serving as a New York-based energy and commodities reporter for Incisive Media’s online brand, Risk.net, and its …

Integro Hires Lockton’s Angiolino as Marine Practice Principal in NYC

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro has hired Thomas Angiolino as principal for the firm’s marine practice. He is based in New York City.

Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia Names New Education Director

The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) has hired Carter Hope Lyons as director of Education and Professional Development.