The Hartford appointed Christopher J. Swift executive officer and Douglas G. Elliot president.
Liam E. McGee, currently chairman, president and CEO, continues in his role as executive chairman until the next annual shareholders meeting. The company also appointed Beth A. Bombara to succeed Swift in the chief financial officer role. The appointments are effective July 1, 2014.
Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 and is executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously he held senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG).
Elliot joined The Hartford in April 2011 as president of Commercial Markets. Before that he was president of Hartford Steam Boiler, a subsidiary of Munich Re, and a senior advisor with Aspen Insurance Holdings.
Bombara has been president of Talcott Resolution since July 2012 and prior to that served as senior vice president and controller for the company. She joined The Hartford in April 2004. Prior to that, Bombara was a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit practice and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Carano will lead development and delivery of an array of risk management services for The Hartford’s commercial insurance customers. He will report to David Carter, head of Middle Market.
The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Cos., a workers’ compensation insurer based in Burlington, Mass., promoted Laurie Parsons to director of claims. She will be responsible for managing a staff of 40 adjusters supporting the regional claim operation in a tri-state area.
Parsons has specialized in workers’ compensation claims handling for more than 20 years. In addition to Massachusetts, she is licensed to handle claims in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Cunningham Lindsey Group appointed Jane Tutoki CEO.
The appointment of Tutoki is part of a planned succession. President and CEO Philippe Bes will remain at the company as president through Aug. 31, 2014, after which he will retire. Following his retirement, he will serve as a senior advisor to the company.
Tutoki joins Cunningham Lindsey from AIG Property and Casualty, where she served as global head of claims operations since 2012. Previously, she worked as both head of Americas Region and executive director of Global Insurance for Xchanging plc. She held a number of senior positions at Zurich Financial Services from 2002 to 2010.
Qatar Re appointed Andrew Deighton global head of claims.
Deighton has a strong legal background, being qualified as a barrister and solicitor in the United Kingdom, and as an Advocate in Jersey, U.K. He has been active in insurance and reinsurance since starting in London in 1986. He moved to Zurich in 2000 to become transactional counsel for Zurich Re (later Converium), supporting underwriting and claims across the business.
York International, a subsidiary of York Risk Services Group and a part of York Specialized Loss Adjusting, appointed Jennifer Betancourt to strengthen its Financial Lines claims capabilities within Latin America.
Betancourt will be based initially in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and report to Norman Mitchell, executive director and head of Financial Lines in York International’s London headquarters on the development and delivery of the Financial Lines claims services across all Latin American business.
Betancourt, a qualified Colombian lawyer, joins York International’s Financial Lines team following three years with York in Buenos Aires, where she provided loss adjusting services on general liability and financial lines claims in the Mercosur countries.
ACE Group appointed Keith Higdon vice president, Claims Data Analytics. He will support both ACE and ESIS Inc., a risk management services company and member of ACE Group, in advancing and executing a claims data analytics strategy for each organization.
Based in Chicago and reporting to Steven Laudermilch, senior vice president of claims, Higdon will work collaboratively with ACE’s Predictive Modeling team.
He has nearly 20 years of both data analytics and client relationship management experience.
Selective Insurance Group appointed Peyton Artz to assistant vice president, Corporate Claims. Prior to joining Selective in February 2014, Artz was a regional large loss manager at Hanover Insurance Co.
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