People News: AXIS Insurance, Cunningham Lindsey US, SUNZ

June 22, 2017

AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, announced the appointment of Meghan Anzelc, Ph.D., as vice president, Data and Analytics. In this new role, Dr. Anzelc, a trained physicist and data scientist, is responsible for implementing a strategy and roadmap to expand AXIS’ data and analytics capabilities.

Prior to joining AXIS, Dr. Anzelc was vice president, lead data scientist, for Zurich North America, where she managed a team of 40 data scientists who were responsible for integrating predictive analytics capabilities across the company’s underwriting and claims functions. She also held actuarial and analytics roles at CNA and Travelers earlier in her career.

Cunningham Lindsey Names Daniel U.S. Chief Operating Officer

Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, appointed Larry “Dan” Daniel chief operating officer (COO) of its U.S. loss adjusting business. Daniel will provide strategic direction for U.S. operations to enhance service delivery and continual growth with a focus on the personal, commercial and High Net Worth Personal Lines. He will also provide operational leadership to additional business units including Vale Training and inTrust TPA services.

Prior to rejoining Cunningham Lindsey recently as senior vice president, Daniel served in numerous executive leadership and client-facing roles during his 20 years in the insurance claims industry.

He will be based in Dallas, Texas and will work closely with the Americas Leadership Team including Jim Buckley, president of Cunningham Lindsey U.S. and David Repinski, chief executive officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas.

Distefano Appointed Chief Technology Officer for SUNZ Insurance Company

SUNZ Insurance Company, a Florida-based large deductible workers’ compensation carrier, appointed Glen J. Distefano chief technology officer. Distefano will provide the leadership, vision and a roadmap for how technology can further strengthen the company’s current and future workers’ compensation offerings, service delivery and overall business. Distefano had been serving as chief operations officer and chief information officer where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of SUNZ, including the technology area. He has also served on the Board of Directors of SUNZ since 2008.

He joined SUNZ Insurance Company at its inception in 2005 as chief information officer and was instrumental in the design and implementation of all technology currently in place at SUNZ Insurance Company. With his extensive background in the PEO and Staffing Industries he helped create the systems in place today to ensure compliance in the areas of fraud, payroll reporting and audit systems.

Distefano has been involved in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) and Staffing Industries since the late 1980s. He started his career working for Staffing Network and Nexus Payroll Services located in Manchester, N.H., as their manager of Information Systems.

He is active in NAPEO, FAPEO and FSA. He is also a Licensed General Lines Property and Casualty Insurance agent.

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