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Clifford to Lead Risk Placement Services’ Workers’ Comp Programs in Michigan

Risk Placement Services (RPS), the E&S wholesale broker, managing general agency and program administrator, has appointed Joe Clifford to lead its self-insured workers’ compensation programs in Michigan within its RPS Signature Programs division. Clifford succeeds Tim Hanna, who has retired …

5 Leaders Promoted at SECURA Insurance in Wisconsin

SECURA Insurance, based in Neenah, Wis., has promoted five company leaders: Amy DeHart, senior vice president and chief actuary; Dan Ferris, chief legal officer; Tripp Humston, regional vice president–Sales; Tim O’Brien, vice president–controller; and Brett Purcell, regional vice president–Sales. The …

Alera Group Names Martinez in Houston as Chief Human Resources Officer

Insurance and financial services firm, Alera Group, has appointed Debra Martinez as the organization’s chief human resources officer (CHRO). Based in Houston, Martinez will lead the strategic direction of all aspects of talent management, including training and development, diversity and …

Nexus Specialty Adds Schneider, Fayette in Chicago

Nexus Specialty has hired Katie Schneider as assistant vice president, Management & Professional Liability, in the group’s Chicago, Ill., office. The company also named William K. Fayette, senior underwriter, Management & Professional Liability, also based in Chicago. Schneider will be …

Gantz Named Senior VP – Finance at Church Mutual in Wisconsin

Dwayne “Dewey” Gantz has joined Merrill, Wis.-based Church Mutual Insurance Co. as senior vice president – Finance, He reports to Kevin Root, executive vice president – Operations, and will collaborate with Jeff Steffen, current senior VP and CFO, who will …

Gunn Named Illinois Young Agent of the Year

Nick Gunn of Groveland, Ill., has named Young Agent of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA of IL). Gunn was presented with the Young Agent of the Year Award for demonstrating exceptional service to the insurance …

AccuRisk Solutions Adds Przesiek as CEO of Tactical Risk Solutions

Chicago-based AccuRisk Solutions LLC has named David Przesiek CEO of Tactical Risk Solutions. Formerly a senior vice president and chief sales officer for Fallon Community Health, is a 25-year veteran of the health insurance industry. At Fallon, Przesiek was responsible …

Gulino to Lead The Hartford’s Middle/Large Commercial Insurance Central Division

Bob Gulino has been appointed as head of The Hartford’s Central Division for the company’s middle and large commercial insurance business. Gulino now leads the sales and underwriting operations for the company’s independent agents, brokers and customers across 13 Midwestern …

Powers Insurance & Risk Management Adds Gonzalez in Personal Lines Unit

POWERS Insurance & Risk Management in St. Louis, Mo., has hired Julia Gonzalez as Personal Lines Sales Marketer. In this position, Gonzalez will handle the marketing efforts for all personal lines accounts. This includes developing new client lead opportunities, as …

Munich Re Subsidiary NewRe Names Braune as CEO, Succeeding Strasser

New Reinsurance Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, announced that its board of directors appointed Dr. Thomas Braune as its new chief executive officer. Braune will assume his new role on Oct. 1, 2020, succeeding Dr. Renate …