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March 9, 2018

McKenzie Named Vice President of GEICO’s Macon SE Regional Office

GEICO board of directors named Gary McKenzie regional vice president of the company’s Macon, Ga., Southeast operations, which manages policies for customers in seven states. He previously served as assistant vice president of underwriting at GEICO’s Fredericksburg, Va., regional office.

McKenzie is the first alumnus its Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to be named a regional vice president. He began his GEICO career as member of the 2004 ELP class at the company’s San Diego regional office. After rotating through several claims, sales and service positions, he was promoted to claims service manager in 2005.

He relocated to Fredericksburg in 2007 to serve as planning and control manager before being named regional sales manager in 2008. A year later, McKenzie was named service director at GEICO’s regional office in Buffalo, N.Y. In 2012, he was selected for a year-long executive assistant program at GEICO headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md.

McKenzie moved to Indianapolis in 2013 to help lead the company’s newest office. There, he served as sales and service director before being named assistant vice president in 2014.

Church Mutual Announces Leadership Promotion at CM Regent

Robert “Bob” White has been promoted to president of CM Regent Insurance Company, effective in February. CM Regent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Church Mutual in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

White joined CM Regent in June 2017 as vice president – chief underwriting officer and chief operating officer. He has held senior leadership positions at several companies, including GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company, First Nonprofit Insurance Company and Alliance Mutual Insurance Company.

White holds a bachelor’s degree in risk management/insurance from the University of Georgia. In addition, he holds various designations and certifications, including Certified Insurance Counselor, Associate in Risk Management, Accredited Advisor in Insurance and Associate in Reinsurance. He also is a licensed insurance agent.

Zurich North America Names Massey Head of Programs

Zurich North America named Greg Massey the new head of Programs for Zurich North America replacing David Putz who became head of Alternative Markets for Zurich at the beginning of the new year. The leadership changes come as the company welcomed Kathleen Savio, former head of Alternative Markets, as the new CEO of Zurich North America on January 1, 2018.

Formerly head of Zurich’s Property and Casualty Line of Business for North America, Massey is now responsible for managing and driving the overall success of Zurich North America’s Programs business including Diversified Programs, Cat/E&S Programs, Segmented Programs, Construction Programs, Program Sales and New Programs. Massey’s new role became effective March 1. He reports directly to Putz.

Since joining Zurich in 2009, Massey has been successful due to his ability to partner with internal teams and distributors, understand the insurance need and provide customer-focused solutions.

Prior to being named head of Alternative Markets, David Putz was the head of both Direct Markets and Programs. A new head of Direct Markets was announced in January. Naming Massey to the head of Programs completes this transition.

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