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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Appoints Emerson to Lead Liability Claims in Canada

Boston-based Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance named Paul Emerson as head of Liability Claims in Canada. Emerson comes to BHSI from the law firm of Clyde & Co Canada LLP. At Clyde & Co, Emerson specialized in coverage advice and litigation, …

Gilliland Named Chairman of Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Commission

Gov. Mary Fallin has named Bob Gilliland of Oklahoma City as chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. Gilliland was appointed in 2013 as one of the three initial members on the commission. He takes over as chairman on June …

Foote Promoted to Director of Claims, MEMIC Indemnity Company

Portland-based workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group announced the promotion of Stacey Foote to director of claims, MEMIC Indemnity Company, where she will oversee claim operations in the company’s territories stretching from New Hampshire to Florida. Foote will report to …

IAnet Names Alden Director of Operations

Nationwide insurance appraisal service IAnet named  Amanda Alden, director of operations. Alden has been a cornerstone at company headquarters for nearly a decade, most recently serving as customer service manager. Headlining the responsibilities in her promoted role is the implementation …

Endurance Specialty Holdings Appoints Engel as Chief Claims Officer

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property/casualty insurance and reinsurance, appointed James Engel as chief claims officer with responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the company’s global claims operation. Engel joins Endurance with significant experience leading …

Pinkes Appointed Executive VP of CNA Worldwide P/C Claim

CNA Financial Corporation announced the appointment of Andrew Pinkes as executive vice president of Worldwide Property & Casualty Claim, effective May 18, 2015, reporting to Tom Motamed, chairman and chief executive officer. In this role, Pinkes will be responsible for …

MEMIC promotes McGarvey to Chief Operating Officer

Workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Daniel J. McGarvey to chief operating officer. McGarvey joined MEMIC in 2009 as senior vice president of Finance and chief financial officer. In his new role, McGarvey will oversee …

LaRocco to be Named State Auto President and CEO

The boards of directors of Ohio-based State Auto Financial Corporation and State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company announced the hiring of Michael E. LaRocco effective April 27,  2015. His duties as president and chief executive officer will commence on May 8, …

Joyce Named Nautilus Insurance SVP of Claims

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Nautilus Insurance Group, an E&S and specialty lines carrier and a member company of W. R. Berkley Corp., has announced two changes to the management team of the organization. Michael J. Kilgas, who has served as senior vice …

Connecticut Governor Taps Former Cigna Exec as Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is nominating a former Cigna Corp. executive as Connecticut’s newest insurance commissioner. The Democrat announced Friday that Katharine Wade of Simsbury will replace Thomas Leonardi, who resigned in December to work with a New York investment …