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XL Catlin Names Carpenter’s Xue as CEO/General Manager of XL Insurance (China)

XL Catlin announced the appointment of Phil Xue as chief executive officer (general manager) of XL Insurance (China) Co. Ltd. The appointment is pending regulatory approval. Xue will also act as country manager for XL Catlin in China, coordinating all …

Senate Confirms Smith as Head of Oregon Consumer and Business Services

The Oregon State Senate has confirmed Cameron Smith as director for the Department of Consumer and Business Services. Smith has served as acting director for the department since Gov. Kate Brown nominated him in December 2017. Smith previously was director …

Zurich’s Safi Joins Everest Insurance in Chicago as VP in U.S. Property Unit

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced Shaun Safi has joined the Everest Insurance U.S. Property team as vice president based in Chicago. Safi will oversee the retail property portfolio in the central region as well as the continued development of trading …

AFL Insurance Brokers Taps JLT’s Rowland, Alston Gayler’s Cavani for Property Team

Independent Lloyd’s broker AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd. hired re/insurance professionals Barry Rowland and Chris Cavani to augment its wholesale property team. Formerly a facilities and binder partner at JLT Re, Rowland joins AFL as director, Property & Casualty. Cavani joins …

Hiscox Names McLaughlin as CFO in U.S.

Specialty insurer Hiscox has appointed David McLaughlin as chief financial officer in the U.S.. McLaughlin is based in Atlanta and will report to Ben Walter, chief executive officer for Hiscox in the U.S. McLaughlin brings 20 years of operational and …

Stamper Appointed Managing Director of Risk Strategies in Florida

Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has appointed Scott Stamper as managing director to run day-to-day operations and help guide the growth of Atlass Insurance Group, the company’s recreational and commercial marine division. Stamper …

Buckner Names Butler President of Colorado

The Buckner Co. has named Lance Butler president of Colorado operations. Butler will be responsible for managing the top line growth and operations in the state. Butler has more than 25 years of experience in large commercial accounts. Buckner reports …

New York’s Distinguished Programs Hires Beaumont and Hunke

Distinguished Programs, a New York, N.Y.-based national insurance program manager, has expanded its Data & Actuarial Science department with the addition of Perry H. Beaumont as head of the department and Steven Hunke as the department’s actuary. In his new …

Ironshore Names Russo VP, Mid-Atlantic Regional Executive in Philadelphia

Ironshore Inc. has named David D. Russo as vice president and regional executive of the Mid-Atlantic region, based in Philadelphia, Penn. In his new role, Russo will be responsible for the management, oversight and operational execution of Ironshore’s business development …

XL Catlin Promotes Powell to Chief Underwriting Officer for International Financial Lines

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced that Tim Powell has been promoted to chief underwriting officer for international financial lines (IFL), effective March 1. Powell will be responsible for the underwriting performance of XL Catlin’s financial lines portfolio in all geographies …