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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 …

Sprague to Lead The Hartford’s Personal Lines

The Hartford has named Ray Sprague executive vice president, Personal Lines, effective immediately. Sprague will report to Doug Elliot, president of The Hartford. Most recently, Sprague was acting leader of Personal Lines and head of Strategy and Business Development for …

ACE Appoints Scott-Young Claims Director for Continental Europe

ACE Group announced the appointment of Tim Scott-Young as Claims Director for its Continental Europe region in line with its continued focus on superior claims service. Relocating to Paris, Scott-Young will be responsible for delivering effective and customer-focused claims management …

Fratianni-Atsaves Appointed Chair of Illinois Workers’ Comp Commission

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed Joann Fratianni-Atsaves as the chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC). She has 34 years of experience in workers’ compensation law and has previously served as both an arbitrator and a commissioner at …

Selective Insurance Announces Officer Appointments

Selective Insurance Group announced the following appointments by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America. Shadi Albert was appointed to vice president, Commercial Lines Underwriting. Albert joined Selective in April 2013 as assistant vice president, Reinsurance. Prior to that, he …

Repinski Joins Cunningham Lindsey as President, Chief Client Officer

Cunningham Lindsey Group appointed David Repinski president & chief client officer  of the Americas, according to Jane Tutoki, chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Reporting to Tutoki, Repinski is responsible for management of the business development teams in …