People News: Great American, Rising Medical Solutions, AIG, MedRisk

March 30, 2017
Kornesczuk Promoted to Divisional President of Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group announced the promotion of Jane Kornesczuk to divisional president of its Executive Liability Division.

Kornesczuk joined Great American in 1990 as a senior underwriter. She was named chief underwriting officer of the Executive Liability Division in 2006, and was promoted to divisional executive vice president in 2013, also assuming responsibility for the Division’s marketing functions. She has over 32 years of experience in the management and professional liability industry.

Howlin Tapped to Helm Market Expansion at Rising Medical Solutions

Industry veteran Timothy Howlin has joined Rising Medical Solutions as senior vice president of Sales and Marketing. For more than 25 years, Howlin has held integral roles with high growth managed care organizations, specializing in customer acquisition and retention. Reporting directly to the CEO, Tim is responsible for increasing revenue and gross margin, growth strategy development and execution, and leading high performance sales teams.

Prior to joining Rising, Howlin was senior vice president of National Sales with Optum, a division of United Healthcare Group. He joined Optum via PMSI in late 2008 and played a number of vital client-facing leadership roles during its change and evolution. Before Optum, he served as regional vice president for Medical Services Company, where he was responsible for expanding MSC’s footprint into new regions and significantly contributing to the company’s overall success.

Howlin is currently president of the New York Claims Association, a 103-year-old organization dedicated to the advancement of professional ethics and education in insurance claims management.

AIG Names DeMaio Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor

American International Group, Inc. announced that Donna DeMaio will rejoin AIG as executive vice president and chief auditor on April 17. DeMaio will report directly to the Audit Committee of the AIG Board of Directors, and administratively to Peter D. Hancock, president and chief executive officer. She succeeds Martha Gallo, (who was recently named chief information officer), and will join AIG’s Executive Leadership Team.

DeMaio previously served as president and CEO of United Guaranty Corporation (UGC), a former AIG subsidiary recently sold to Arch Capital Group. As CEO of UGC, DeMaio also served as global head of Credit Lines for AIG, where she oversaw Political Risk, Surety and Trade Credit.

Prior to joining UGC in 2012, she was president and CEO of MetLife Bank, and previously served as MetLife Bank’s chief financial officer from 2002 through 2005. Prior to joining MetLife, DeMaio was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

MedRisk Names Gaines Medical Director

William G. Gaines, Jr., MD, MPH has been named medical director for MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging for the workers’ compensation industry. Gaines will oversee the quality of provider clinical performance and develop innovative medical management strategies.

Gaines has a strong background in occupational medicine, brings 30 years of experience in directing medical management programs and finding solutions to provide high-quality care to his new role. In addition to his practice at Baylor Scott & White Health in College Station, Texas, he has served as national medical director for a large property and casualty insurance carrier and previously worked for Procter & Gamble and Conoco Phillips.

Board Certified in Preventive Medicine – Occupational Medicine and in Internal Medicine, Gaines is active in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Texas Occupational Medicine Association and the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. He has coauthored numerous scientific papers and delivered presentations on a variety of topics, including musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, occupational health, and delayed recovery from work injuries.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He conducted post-graduate work in internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and received his Master’s in Public Health from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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