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Zeitman Named President of Admiral Insurance

W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that Steven S. Zeitman has been named president of Admiral Insurance, a W. R. Berkley Company and excess/surplus lines carrier, succeeding James S. Carey. The appointment is effective immediately. Zeitman has nearly 45 years of …

Liberty International Underwriters Names Rogin Chief Claims Officer

Jessica Rogin has been appointed chief claims officer for Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance. Based in New York, Rogin will oversee claims for LIU’s U.S. specialty product lines including primary and excess casualty, management and professional …

State Farm Names Tipsord CEO

State Farm Chairman and CEO Edward B. Rust Jr. announced that Michael Tipsord, State Farm president and chief operating officer, will succeed him in September as chief executive officer. Rust, in speaking during a company wide telecast, told the audience …

Markel Corporation Names Clancy Chief Operating Officer, Claims

Markel Corporation named Mike Clancy chief operating officer of Markel Claims, effective June 15. In Clancy’s new position, he will be based in Richmond, Virginia and report to Nick Conca, chief claims officer. Clancy will focus primarily on accelerating efforts …

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 …