People Moves: Cunningham Lindsey, Employers, Everest, Swiss Re

February 15, 2017
Daniel Rejoins Cunningham Lindsey as SVP, Loss Adjusting Services

Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, announced today the return of Larry “Dan” Daniel to the organization. Daniel is well known in the property and casualty industry with more than 20 years in the independent insurance claims business. His background includes numerous executive leadership roles with core expertise in strategic planning, revenue growth, operational improvement, and client relationship management.

Reporting to the U.S. President & Chief Operating Officer Jim Buckley, Daniel will deliver on his proven success of driving growth and cultivating strong relationships with carriers and other key clients. He will oversee the core loss adjusting division while also directing strategic accounts and executing sales strategies to sustain Cunningham Lindsey’s continued growth.

Daniel will be based in Dallas, Texas.

Employers Holdings Appoints Berg as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Employers Holdings, Inc., a national small business insurer, announced the appointment of Tracey Berg as its executive vice president, chief information officer. Berg has over 25 years of experience leading technical innovation and transformation. She reports directly to Douglas D. Dirks, president and chief executive officer.

Berg most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer for West Bend Mutual Insurance Company in West Bend, Wisconsin from 2008 until 2017. Prior to that, she served as 2nd vice president, Strategy and Architecture and 2nd vice president, Application Development for Assurant, Inc.

Watt Joins Everest Insurance as Head of Claims Operation

Everest Re Group, Ltd. named Megan Watt head of Claims Operation for Everest Insurance. Located in Liberty Corner, N.J., Watt will oversee all aspects of the Insurance Claims Operations and will report directly to Jonathan Zaffino, president of the North America Insurance Division.

Watt joins Everest from AIG, where she worked since 2000, having held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within the AIG claims organization, most recently as head of Complex Casualty Claims for AIG Property & Casualty. From 1990 to 2000 she pursued her legal career as a litigation associate at various firms each specializing in insurance litigation, and ultimately became partner at the law firm of Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey. While there she handled a variety of coverage issues, litigation strategies and ensuing litigation, including any necessary appellate work. She is a member of the N.Y., N.J., Washington D.C. and Illinois Bar Associations.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Appoints Jim George as Global Head Claims

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions announced the appointment of Jim George to the role of Global Head Claims. George will lead the global claims organization and serve as a member of Corporate Solutions’ Management and Business Management Committees. He succeeds Nicola Parton, who is now head Primary Lead Strategy & Client Engagement.

Since 1995, George has held a variety of claims management and leadership positions with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, and formerly GE Insurance Solutions. Most recently, he served as head North America Claims. He was instrumental in creating the Corporate Solutions Claims Commitment, which is now an integral part of the company’s value proposition.

George is a licensed attorney who previously practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his JD from Indiana University, School of Law.

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