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Bijarchi Joins York as Vice President of Risk Management Practices

York Risk Services Group, a national provider of claims-management, medical cost containment, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, announced that Bijan Bijarchi, ARM, joined the company as vice president of Risk Management Practices. York’s …

Texas Mutual Names Johnson Jr. Vice President of Claim Operations

Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company and a provider of workers’ compensation insurance, announced the hiring of Curtis Johnson, Jr.  as vice president of claim operations. Johnson assumed his new role in September. In this role, Johnson oversees all …

RYTECH Announces Leadership Appointments

Georgia-based RYTECH, a national provider of water damage mitigation services to property insurers, announced that Jay Straughan has joined the company as chief operating officer. Straughan brings more than twenty-four years of claims leadership and a track record of successfully …

Whitfield Returns to Cunningham Lindsey

Andrew Whitfield has returned to Cunningham Lindsey, working within its Major & Complex Loss Adjusting team as senior executive general adjuster specializing in power, construction, energy and large property claims, after spending three years as managing director at PWP International, …

W. R. Berkley Appoints McPherson Vice President

W. R. Berkley Corp. announced the appointment of Robert L. McPherson as vice president. The appointment is effective immediately. He will lead the corporate team responsible for providing technical expertise and advice in designing and implementing predictive modeling at the …

Jewelers Mutual Appoints Murphy to Replace Copeman as President and CEO

Wis.-based Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, an insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada, named Scott Murphy as successor to president and CEO Darwin Copeman, who will be retiring in 2015. Copeman has been president …

Engle Martin Hires Ketch and Laytin, Promotes Funnell

Atlanta-based Engle Martin & Associates, a national independent adjusting and third-party claims administrative services, has announced the additions of John Ketch and Bentley Laytin as well as the promotion of Richard Funnell. John Ketch has been appointed senior vice president …

XL Group Names New Chief Operating Officer for North America P&C Business

XL Group’s North America Property & Casualty insurance business has promoted Donna Nadeau to the position of chief operating officer, reporting to Joe Tocco, chief executive. Nadeau previously served as chief actuary. She assumes the COO role previously held by …

SCA Appraisal Company Names Amran Director of Internal Operations

SCA, a national auto and heavy equipment/ORTT material damage appraisal firm servicing the U.S. and Puerto Rico, named William (Bill) Amran director of Internal Operations. Amran’s insurance industry experience began almost 30 years ago when he worked with his father …

Western World’s CEO Mulligan Retiring; COO Livingston to Fill Slot

Western World Insurance Group announced Monday that Thomas F. Mulligan, President and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective Jan. 1, 2015, ending a 33-year span of continuous service. On Oct. 2, 2014, Western World was acquired by Validus Holdings, Ltd., …