Recent Member News

October 19, 2018 - 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.

October 19, 2018 - 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.

October 19, 2018 - Arch Insurance has appointed Matt Shulman to the newly created role of CEO, Arch Insurance North America, effective January 01, 2019. In this position, Shulman will take over the reins of Arch Insurance’s insurance operations in the US and Canada.

October 17, 2018 - Kansas City, Missouri-based insurance services firm, Lockton Companies, has named Julie Gibson senior vice president, director of marketing, communications and external affairs. She is based in Kansas City.

October 17, 2018 - AXA XL’s North America marine insurance business has expanded its coverage options for the marine insurance market with a new policy specifically designed and delivered to address workboat risks.

October 17, 2018 - Everest Insurance has hired Bill Pollert to its Marketing and Distribution team as a director in the East region.

October 16, 2018 - Worldwide Facilities has undergone an organizational restructuring following a period of “unprecedented growth.”

October 15, 2018 - American Financial Group Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is acquiring ABA Insurance Services Inc. (ABAIS) from American Bankers Mutual Insurance Ltd. (ABMI).

October 15, 2018 - Valerie Butt has been named Head of Casualty for Zurich North America Commercial Insurance. Butt will lead the casualty business with responsibility for new and renewal business.

October 9, 2018 - Specialty insurer QBE North America has promoted Toria Lessman to senior vice president, head of Transactional Liability, and Stacey Meade to senior vice president, head of Financial Institutions.

October 8, 2018 - Heath Ritenour, CEO of the Insurance Office of America (IOA), follows a direct, simple philosophy when it comes to treating producers and serving insureds: “We are determined to take the greed out of the business and replace it with long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients,” he says.

Pasadena, Ca. – October 4, 2018 — Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, LLC, announced new exclusive partnerships with leading home warranty companies HMI, Inc. and FrontLine Response, LLC to provide superior warranty service and support to policyholders of its flagship program Contractors’ Choice.

October 3, 2018 - Traverse City, Michigan-based Hagerty has promoted Collette “Coco” Champagne, chief operating officer.

October 2, 2018 - Everest Insurance has named Larry Collura director of marketing and distribution for the West region.

October 3, 2018 - Zurich Insurance has launched Zurich Cyber Insurance Policy with an updated form designed to help businesses protect themselves from cybersecurity risks. The new form replaces Zurich’s Security & Privacy policy and brings together coverages previously available only through endorsements.