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May 19, 2016
Brentwood Reinsurance Intermediaries Names Hodson Senior Vice President

Brentwood Reinsurance Intermediaries Inc. (BRII), a provider of insurance
and reinsurance brokerage services, has appointed William (Bill) J. Hodson,
of Burlington, N.C., as senior vice president.

With broad-based knowledge and worldwide experience, Hodson began his reinsurance career with the G. L. Hodson & Son Inc. organization after an internship for reinsurance training in London, England, with C. E. Heath, Ltd., and two syndicates at Lloyd’s of London. Hodson worked for G. L. Hodson & Son Inc. and its successor Willis Re Inc. in the Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N. Y.; and Burlington/McLeansville, N. C., offices. There he focused on specialty lines reinsurance, “program” oriented business involving managing general agents and alternative risk reinsurance for captives and risk retention groups.

More recently, Hodson worked for Axiom Re, in Stoney Creek, N.C., and also helped establish Goss Re/Advocate Re in Dallas, Texas, where he used his expertise to help form and grow its alternative risk reinsurance and specialty lines “program” reinsurance capabilities.

Hodson came to BrentRe from USA Risk Intermediaries, the reinsurance intermediary platform for USA Risk Group in Greenville, S. C.

QBE North America Appoints Victor Sordillo Senior Vice President, Loss Control

Victor Sordillo has joined QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Group, as senior vice president, Loss Control.

In his new role, Sordillo will plan, direct and execute QBE North America’s loss control vision and strategy by developing long-range business objectives, establishing a strategic framework to guide regional operations, directing risk-management practices that help reduce losses while favorably affecting new business sales and renewal retention, and ensuring alignment with sales and underwriting strategies.

Based in New York City, Sordillo will report to Alan Driscoll, chief underwriting officer, QBE North America.

He joins QBE from the Chubb Group, where he spent 30 years in roles of increasing scope and responsibility. Most recently, he held the role of global technical services manager, where he was accountable for property and casualty strategy; oversaw large-loss investigation and claims review; and directed worldwide divisional safety and security engineering services. In prior roles, Sordillo managed loss control operations for the entire U.S. East Coast as well as Canada and Latin America. He also led the team that developed technical guidelines used companywide to ensure profitable underwriting.

CNA Appoints Hallstrom AVP, Cyber Insurance

Hallstrom_DavidChicago-based CNA appointed David Hallstrom to assistant vice president and industry leader, Cyber Insurance. In this role, he is responsible for CNA cyber product management. He reports to Katie Wilson, vice president, General Liability and Cyber Underwriting.

Hallstrom has more than two decades of experience in technology, cyber and information risk insurance. He is highly regarded speaker and blog author on cyber risk. Prior to joining CNA in 2008, he held management positions at Risk Placement Services, Zurich North America, Near North National Group and Aon.

Cunningham Lindsey Adds to Major and Complex Loss Division Team

Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and claims management company, announced the addition of several new team members to the Major and Complex Loss (MCL) division of the organization.

whipple_jimJim Whipple joins the team as vice president, senior executive general adjuster and is based in Southern California. He brings more than 30 years of claims management experience, including extensive experience handling complex multi-million dollar losses. Whipple also develops and teaches continuing education classes to individuals in the insurance industry on a variety of topics on loss adjusting and claims management.

Jerald (Jerry) Griffin joins as executive general adjuster based in Northern California. griffin_jerryDuring his 30 years in the industry, he has served in several senior loss adjusting and management roles and handled large losses in all aspects of the insurance business.

robbins_coryAlso based in Southern California, Cory Robbins joins the MCL team as a protégé general adjuster. He was previously a senior property adjuster where he gained experience handling significant losses.

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