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Scott Thomas to lead specialty property/casualty lines at Schinnerer

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 17, 2014 - 12:40pm CST

Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. has named Scott P. Thomas senior vice president and senior underwriting manager leading the property/casualty segment of the architects and engineers program and the international property/casualty program of the underwriting manager.

Advisen's Thomas Ruggieri to lead Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford's N. America unit

By: Matthew Lerner

Published September 15, 2014 - 2:31pm CST

Advisen Ltd. founder Thomas P. Ruggieri will join Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd. as president and CEO of its North American operations.

Willis names former Marsh exec Scott Hull as head of surety

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 15, 2014 - 2:23pm CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has named former Marsh L.L.C. executive Scott Hull as executive vice president and head of surety.

Philip Fasano named chief information officer of AIG

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 15, 2014 - 12:48pm CST

Philip Fasano has been named to the newly created post of executive vice president and chief information officer at American International Group Inc., the insurer said Monday.

Dave Walker to lead Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 15, 2014 - 11:21am CST

David Walker has been inaugurated as chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc., the Alexandria, Virginia-based producers' group announced.

Integro adds middle-market expertise with two broker hires

By: Joanne Wojcik

Published September 15, 2014 - 10:10am CST

Integro Ltd. is bolstering its middle-market practice with the addition of two experienced brokers focused on its operations in New York and New Jersey.

UP CLOSE: Jeff Smith

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

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Q&A: James Klein, American Benefits Council

By: Jerry Geisel

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

In a recent conversation with Business Insurance Editor-at-Large Jerry Geisel, James Klein, president of the American Benefits Council, a Washington-based employer benefits lobbying organization, discusses the likelihood of further changes to the law. Edited excerpts follow.

Jim Pierce joins Jardine Lloyd Thompson's U.S. specialty group from Marsh

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 10, 2014 - 2:11pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. on Wednesday said it has appointed Jim Pierce as chairman of its new U.S. specialty business, JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Marsh names Dean Klisura global head of industries and placement

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 10, 2014 - 12:58pm CST

Dean Klisura has been named Marsh L.L.C.'s global head of industries and placement, Marsh announced Wednesday.

Aon Risk Solutions fills U.S. financial management positions

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 09, 2014 - 2:31pm CST

Aon P.L.C.'s Aon Risk Solutions operation announced a series of changes to the management of its U.S. financial services group management team on Monday.

Kevin Callahan named head of sales for Marsh's global risk and specialties unit

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 09, 2014 - 10:30am CST

Marsh L.L.C. on Tuesday said Kevin R. Callahan has been named as sales leader for Marsh L.L.C.'s global risk and specialties operation.

Chubb names Jalil Rehman as Europe operations CEO

By: Sarah Veysey

Published September 09, 2014 - 9:06am CST

The Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. on Tuesday said it has appointed Jalil Rehman as CEO of its European operations.

Huichih Ko named chairman of Willis Asia

By: Sarah Veysey

Published September 08, 2014 - 11:33am CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has appointed Huichih Ko, formerly with Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., to the new role of chairman of Willis Asia.

Apple, Google appeal rejection of $325M hiring settlement

Published September 05, 2014 - 2:55pm CST

(Reuters) — Four technology companies including Apple and Google blasted a U.S. judge for rejecting a proposed $324.5 million settlement over hiring practices in Silicon Valley and asked an appeals court to intervene.

Brokerage founder John Keenan dies at 84

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 05, 2014 - 11:32am CST

Keenan & Associates founder and chairman John R. Keenan died Wednesday aged 84, Torrance, California-based brokerage Keenan announced. He had suffered a stroke.

OFF BEAT: Bieber backup singer faces bitter tune in $165K comp fraud

Published September 05, 2014 - 9:40am CST

A former backup singer for pop star Justin Bieber pleaded guilty this week to fraud and forgery in California court after he collected $165,000 in workers compensation checks intended for his aunt who died nearly a decade ago.

Stephen Postlewhite named CEO of Aspen Re

By: Mark A Hofmann

Published September 04, 2014 - 3:33pm CST

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. has appointed Chief Risk Officer Stephen Postlewhite as CEO of Aspen Re, the company's reinsurance business, effective immediately, Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen said Thursday.

Aon execs to join Jardine Lloyd Thompson U.S. specialty division

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 04, 2014 - 2:59pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. on Thursday said it has hired five former Aon P.L.C. executives to its new U.S. specialty business and plans to hire two more.

Some pension plans in danger, others need flexibility: PBGC chief

By: Jerry Geisel

Published September 03, 2014 - 2:56pm CST

In his last day as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Joshua Gotbaum warned of dire consequences unless Congress acts to shore up financially ailing multiemployer pension plans.

Pension rules should be updated: Senate Finance Committee chairman

By: Jerry Geisel

Published September 03, 2014 - 12:18pm CST

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says it is time to update pension plan rules to ensure greater retirement income security for employees.

Celebrity hacking clouds Apple's upcoming product launch

Published September 03, 2014 - 11:41am CST

(Reuters) — Apple Inc. has often displayed uncanny timing, with its well-orchestrated end-of-year iPhone releases, amid leaks of racy celebrity photos days before a highly anticipated Sept. 9 product launch.

Willis exec Thadd Wallace joins Marsh's global risk management practice

By: Kate Shepherd

Published September 02, 2014 - 3:18pm CST

Marsh L.L.C. on Tuesday said it has hired former Willis North American Inc. executive Thadd Wallace as a managing director in its global risk management practice.

EEOC conference offers training to private, public equal opportunity execs

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 02, 2014 - 1:05pm CST

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has scheduled for Sept. 17 its third annual executive leadership conference, which is designed to meet the professional development needs of senior leaders in the field of equal employment opportunity, the agency said Tuesday.

UP CLOSE: Jeff Turner

Published August 31, 2014 - 6:00am CST

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