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QBE North America Appoints Skrynecki Senior Vice President, Standard Lines Programs

QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Insurance Group, appointed Glenn Skrynecki Standard Lines Property & Casualty Program senior vice president. Based in New York, Skrynecki will report to Kathleen O. Zortman, president, Standard Lines – Property & Casualty.

Skrynecki joined QBE in 2015 as vice president, Agribusiness, and quickly delivered profitable growth across the personal and commercial agribusiness segments while building strong relationships across the industry.

In this new role, he will be responsible for the continued development and execution of QBE North America’s Property & Casualty Program business strategy, while driving excellence across underwriting, operations, relationship management, policy development and risk mitigation.

Skrynecki spent the majority of his career at Fireman’s Fund, where he held a variety of senior positions across program, risk management, underwriting and national distribution. Prior to joining QBE in 2015, he served as vice president, Commercial Insurance executive, where he had national responsibility for developing and executing the strategy across Farm & Ranch, Admitted Excess and Umbrella, Middle Market, Property and Small Business. He also served as vice president, Special Risk Division, with a focus on Program, E&S Property & Casualty, Professional Lines and Healthcare. He began his career as a senior loss control specialist for Great American Insurance Group, and held technical and leadership roles in loss control at both Allstate and W.R. Berkley.

Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. Promotes Sparks to Senior Vice President of Claims

Mark Sparks-BSA(1)Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA), headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., has promoted Mark Sparks to the position of senior vice president of claims, according to Jeff Pettus, president and chief executive officer of Brentwood Services Administrators Inc.

Sparks has relocated from Birmingham, Ala., to assume this position.

With over 32 years of experience in the insurance industry, Sparks began leading the Birmingham team as regional claim manager. Sparks’ career has included positions in claims management with both third party administrators and national carriers. Prior to joining BSA, he was claim director with Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., in Birmingham.

Sparks serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Workers Compensation Organization (AWCO).

Fine Art Insurance Specialist Johnson Court Joins Alliant

Fine art specialist Sarah Johnson Court is bringing her distinguished collection of risk management and insurance expertise to Alliant Insurance Services.

Johnson Court has experience working with high-net-worth individuals, celebrities and athletes to insure homes, yachts, wine collections, private planes and other high-value items. The Miami-based Johnson Court also offers consulting and expertise in life insurance, kidnap and ransom, event cancelation, and other related solutions.

Prior to joining Alliant, Johnson Court was director of the Global Fine Art Practice of an international insurance brokerage firm advising on corporate and private collections all over the world. She also spent six years in London working with some of the world’s top private and commercial collections, where she was a Lloyd’s of London broker.

Johnson Court earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her master’s degree in art history from Richmond, The American International University in London. She is also active in ArtTable, a national organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the visual arts.

Johnson Court can be reached in Alliant’s Miami office at (786) 810-5642 or at