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Von Bomhard Likely to Return to Munich Re – This Time as Board Chairman

Nikolaus von Bomhard, who retired as CEO of Munich Re in April 2017, is likely to return to the German reinsurer as chairman of the supervisory board. This week, Munich Re’s nomination committee recommended to the full supervisory board that …

Arch Insurance Names Shulman CEO for North America; Other Leadership Changes

Arch Insurance announced that Matt Shulman will assume the newly created role of CEO, Arch Insurance North America, effective January 1, 2019. In this role, he will lead Arch Insurance’s operations in the United States and Canada. He will report …

Chubb Bermuda Names Gonsalves Division President, Succeeding Clabby

Chubb has appointed Judy Gonsalves vice president of Chubb Group and division president of Bermuda. In this capacity, she has executive operating responsibility for the Bermuda-based commercial property and casualty (P/C) insurance business that writes high-limit excess liability, property, directors …

Everest Appoints McKeon to Lead Both Risk Management, Commercial Casualty

Everest Insurance said that Christopher McKeon, currently vice president and head of Commercial Casualty, will add leadership responsibility for the Risk Management business unit, which focuses on customized primary casualty large accounts. Risk Management and Commercial Casualty will continue to …

Aon Forms New Ventures Group, Led by Chief Innovation Officer Goland

Aon plc announced it has formed a new unit called New Ventures Group, which is designed to increase Aon’s investment in innovative new businesses. The global unit will identify, incubate and deliver new sources of value for clients, explained an …

Merchants Insurance Group’s Winkworth Named to Agents Council for Technology

Merchants Insurance Group Customer Experience Lead Ginny Winkworth has been named as co-chair of the Customer Experience Work Group of the Agents Council for Technology (ACT), a program of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). ACT helps …

Appalachian Underwriters Adds St. Clair as Garage Underwriter for Midwest

Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has hired Joanna St. Clair as a garage underwriter. She will be working remotely in the Austin, Texas, area, primarily underwriting garage risks for Midwest agents. St. Clair comes to AUI with 15 years of experience in …

Woodruff Sawyer Names Hessel Casualty Practice Leader in California

San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff Sawyer has named Evan Hessel vice president and casualty practice leader. Hessel will be responsible for expanding the current casualty platform and capabilities. He was previously managing director and West Coast casualty leader for Beecher Carlson. …

TigerRisk Adds Retro Specialist Hughes from Aon to London Retro Team

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based insurance and reinsurance broker, announced it has appointed Jonathan Hughes as partner. Hughes will report to Alex Bridges, head of TigerRisk’s Retro Team, and will work in TigerRisk’s London office. Hughes joins TigerRisk from …

Everest Insurance Hires Pollert in New York City

Everest Insurance has hired Bill Pollert to its Marketing and Distribution team as a director in the East region. Pollert joins Everest Insurance from Marsh USA, where he worked for the last fourteen years and most recently served as senior …