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Florida Peninsula Promotes Gonzalez to Director of Agency Support

The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies, which includes Edison Insurance Co., has promoted Mariella Gonzalez to director of Agency Support. In addition to her current role as director of Community Involvement, Gonzalez will now oversee all agent support functions …

Boston Insurance Brokerage Appoints Driscoll as CEO

Boston Insurance Brokerage LLC (BIB) has appointed Keith Driscoll as CEO. Driscoll has been a member of the BIB team since 2013, beginning as vice president of the Workers’ Compensation Division before being promoted to executive vice president and chief …

Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors Names Judd as CEO, Vaughan as President

Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors LLC, a Boston, Mass.-based subsidiary of Brown & Brown Insurance and a non-medical employee benefits consulting firm, has announced Chris Judd as the company’s new CEO and Ken Vaughan as the company’s new president, along with …

Lockton Names Huston Senior Vice President in Washington

Lockton Cos. has named Danielle Huston a senior vice president. Huston will support the growth of Lockton’s Washington office and oversee the introduction of benefits consulting services to the local market. She was previously with Propel Insurance. Lockton is an …

Peak Re Appoints Pioneer’s Souter as Director of Markets for P/C Business

Hong Kong-based Peak Re announced the appointment of Andrew Souter as director of markets responsible for developing the company’s property/casualty reinsurance business. Souter brings with him 18 years of experience in the finance industry. He joins Peak Re from Pioneer …

Mutual Insurer Group NAMIC Names Merchants Mutual’s Zak as Chair

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies welcomed its new chairman – Robert Zak, president and chief executive officer of Merchants Mutual Insurance Co. – this week during its all-virtual 125th annual convention. Zak, a 35-year mutual insurance industry veteran, …

Beecher Carlson Taps James as Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC, a specialized large account insurance broker, has promoted Raven James to director of Diversity & Inclusion. In this newly created role, James will lead the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) council in setting D&I strategies for …

CAC Specialty in Colorado Adds Movafaghi to its Tax Insurance Practice

Denver, Colo.-based CAC Specialty has named Matt Movafaghi a senior vice president in its tax insurance practice. Movafaghi was most recently a senior tax counsel for Chevron Corp., where he was responsible for implementing tax planning strategies and advising management …

MMG Insurance Company Hires McPherson as Senior Vice President of Operations

MMG Insurance Company has hired David McPherson as senior vice president of operations, effective September 1, 2020. McPherson will work closely with Matt McHatten, current executive vice president and chief operating officer, to transition into his role. This new position …

Lockton Pacific Promotes Hostovich and Barnes in California

Lockton Insurance Brokers LLC, the Pacific region of global insurance broker Lockton Cos., has named Teena Hostovich vice chair of Lockton Pacific and Greg Barnes president of Greater Los Angeles. Barnes and Hostovich are based in Lockton’s Los Angeles office. …