People News: Marsh & McLennan, Travelers, Starr Companies, QBE

January 9, 2018
Marsh & McLennan Companies Names Mills Vice President and Controller

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people, announced the appointment of Stacy Mills as vice president and controller, effective January 1, 2018. In this role, she will serve as the firm’s chief accounting officer and report to Mark McGivney, chief financial officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Since January 2015, Mills has served as vice president and deputy controller of Marsh & McLennan Companies. She joined Marsh & McLennan in 1999 as controller of Putnam Investments, and her prior Finance leadership roles include leading the firm’s Finance Transformation program and serving as controller of Marsh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan. Previously, she served in corporate accounting and financial reporting roles at State Street Corporation, and in public accounting for Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.

Travelers Announces Retirement of Brian MacLean, President and Chief Operating Officer

The Travelers Companies, Inc. announced that Brian MacLean, president and chief operating officer, will retire after 30 years with the company, effective March 31, 2018.

As a result of MacLean’s retirement, Travelers is realigning the reporting structure of its business leaders. Michael Klein, who leads Personal Insurance; Tom Kunkel, who leads Bond & Specialty Insurance; Nick Seminara, who leads Claim and Special Liability Group; Kevin Smith, who leads International; and Greg Toczydlowski, who leads Business Insurance, will report to Schnitzer.

Blakey Appointed President and CEO of Starr Insurance Holdings, Dangelo Retires

Starr Companies announced the appointment of Steve Blakey as president and chief executive officer of Starr Insurance Holdings.

Steve Blakely replaces Chuck Dangelo, who has announced his retirement.

QBE North America Appoints Franzetti Chief Operating Officer

QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer, announced the appointment of Daniel Franzetti as chief operating officer, effective immediately. Franzetti continues his role as chief claims officer for QBE North America, and will add to these responsibilities by overseeing all North American operations, systems, architecture, communications and branding. He will remain a member of the QBE North America Executive Management Board, reporting to QBE North America Chief Executive Officer Russell Johnston.

Leveraging his experience working across the organization through claims, the combined role will be integral to executing QBE North America’s strategy as an integrated specialist insurer, helping to maximize enterprise-wide opportunities that will enable the company to solidify its brand within the marketplace.

Before joining QBE North America, Franzetti, who succeeds Bob James, was chief claims oficer for Zurich Australia Insurance Limited and senior vice president, leading Zurich’s Claims Technical Shared Services in North America.