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Gardner, Berger Appointed to Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Commission

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Susan Denise Gardner and Eric S. Berger to serve on the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Commission. Gardner, of Clinton, is a certified financial examiner and market conduct manager, and the former chief deputy …

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Jessica Looman to serve as Minnesota Commerce Commissioner to replace Mike Rothman who resigned from the post last week, announcing he was launching a campaign to become the state’s attorney general. The commerce department oversees …

Smith Named President of Ironshore Environmental, Replacing O’Brien

Ironshore Inc. announced that Toby Smith has been appointed president of Ironshore Environmental. Smith assumes the role from John O’Brien, who recently left recently the company to pursue new opportunities. Smith will lead the global environmental unit, reporting to Shaun …

Everest Re CEO Addesso Contract Is Extended Through 2019

Dominic Addesso, president and CEO of Bermuda-based Everest Re Group Ltd., has gotten a contract extension. The Bermuda-based reinsurer and insurer said he will remain in both roles through Dec. 31, 2019. Addesso has issued a short statement about the …

Global Insurer Hiscox Hires Dorr in Massachusetts

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Glenn Dorr as head of business development and broker relationships for North America within its London market business. Dorr joins Hiscox from Lloyd’s USA, where he was responsible for managing cover holder and broker …

Bickmore Adds Portello in Northern California

Bickmore has named William Portello has joined its Sacramento, Calif. office. He will serve as the director of litigation management and will oversee the litigation management team and assist pool members throughout California with developing contract requirements and provide employment …

XL Catlin Taps Coladon from The Guaranty as Fine Art & Specie U/W in Canada

XL Catlin has appointed Farzina Coladon as underwriter, fine art and specie (FAS) in Canada. Coladon is responsible for underwriting fine art, jewelers block and general specie insurance across Canada. Based in Toronto, Coladon, joined on Nov. 6 and is …

Technology Risk Mgmt Association TechAssure Names New Member in Germany

TechAssure, the international nonprofit association of insurance and risk management experts for technology-related risks, has named German insurance brokerage BüchnerBarella as a new member, effective immediately. Headquartered in Giessen, Germany, BüchnerBarella is an independent, full-service insurance brokerage firm that specializes …

Schiavone Takes Over Allianz Global Specialty’s Alternative Risk Team; Coppola to Head Financial Lines

Paul Schiavone has been appointed as global head of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) business, taking over from Bill Guffey who is leaving Allianz for other opportunities after 15 years at the company. Laura Coppola takes …

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Rothman to Run for State Attorney General

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that he is leaving his post to run a campaign for state attorney general. In a statement, Rothman said he is stepping down as of 11 a.m. today. “I have made the decision to …