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HCC INSURANCE NAMES BRAMANTI PRESIDENT
Frank J. Bramanti has been promoted to president of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc., replacing Stephen J. Lockwood, who was appointed vice chairman of the Houston-based specialty insurance group.
Edward H. Ellis Jr. succeeds Mr. Bramanti as senior vp and chief financial officer, and Peter B. Smith Jr. was named executive vp and chief operating officer. Mr. Smith also was named president of HCC's main subsidiary, Houston Casualty Co.
Also at HCC: L. Edward Tuffly named senior vp and treasurer; Patricia A. Pavlick named vp and chief information officer; Mark A. Buechler named vp and controller; and Christopher L. Martin named vp and general counsel.
In other insurer changes:
Gregory E. Murphy named president and chief operating officer of Selective Insurance Group Inc. in Branchville, N.J. Mr. Murphy, who was senior vp and chief financial officer, fills a new position.
Also at Selective, Jamie Ochiltree III named executive vp, and John P. Whitehead named vp.
W. Gordon Knight named president and chief operating officer of American International South Insurance Co. in Charlotte, N.C.,
a subsidiary of American International Group Inc. Mr. Knight, replaces Thomas S. Carpenter, who retired.
Jean M. Scarrow named executive vp and chief operating officer of Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.'s group market, with responsibilities for the company's group disability and group life operation. Ms. Scarrow replaces Maryann P. Sullivan, who left the company to pursue a consulting career.
Bob Gonor joined Reliance National Insurance Co. as senior vp for the company's new affinity marketing division in New York. Mr. Gonor has 23 years of insurance industry experience.
Donna M. Driscoll has joined Hartford, Conn.-based Travelers Property Casualty Corp. in the newly created position of senior vp-marketing, commercial lines. Ms. Driscoll previously was senior vp-marketing and chief strategist for AT&T Capital Leasing Services.
L. Keith Birkhead named president and CEO of the Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Co. in McPherson, Kan., replacing James L. Ketcherside, who remains chairman.
David H. Popplewell named president and chief operating officer of The Cincinnati Life Insurance Co., succeeding James A. Currin, who retired.
Willis Corroon Corp. recently made several appointments. Glenn A. Totino was named regional director of the broker's Texas operations and president and CEO of its Houston retail office. He succeeds Gary H. Cooper, who was named president and CEO of Willis Corroon's U.S. wholesale operations.
M. Monte Richardson named president and CEO of Willis' San Diego retail operations. He succeeds J. Randolph Pugh, who was named to manage the company's Alaska operations.
John W. Chaney named president of Willis' Cleveland division. He joined Willis after serving as president and CEO of Aon Risk Services Inc. of Ohio. Also at Willis, John W. Brockschmidt named senior vp and Deborah A. Yunck, Mary M. Johnson, and Ralph Reeves named vps at Willis Corroon Corp. of Michigan in Southfield.
C. Jeff Pan named chief financial officer and executive vp of Summit Global Partners Inc. in Dallas.
Michael J. Mackey named vp-public sector group for Near North Insurance Brokerage Inc. in Chicago.
Dianne M. O'Donnell named president of PRISM Insurance Services Inc., a Chicago-based broker specializing in the health care industry.
Michael E. Toner named chief operating officer in the Boston
office of Aon Risk Services Cos. Inc.
Jacky Turner named vp and chief operating officer of Environmental & Commercial Insurance Agency Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.
Sedgwick Inc. recently made several appointments: Patrice Sampson and Timothy McNelly named vps in the commercial division for Sedgwick of New York Inc.; John Sacia named president and managing executive of Sedgwick James of Washington Inc. in Seattle. He was previously CEO of Aon Risk Services' Seattle office; and Martin Webster joined the North American Mining Group of Sedgwick in Knoxville, Tenn., as the senior risk management resource person for national and global mining accounts.
Ronald S. Hayden named vp of Odyssey Reinsurance Corp., based in its Atlanta office.
Jim Snedeker joined Am-Re Managers in Princeton, N.J., as vp and will be working with Fortune 1,000 clients. Previously, he was a senior vp for Aon Re Worldwide in Stamford, Conn.
Katherine A. Anderson named vp and chief product actuary, Brian Holland named vp-sales and international risk management and Bill Wojciechowski named vp-business consulting and financial markets for Security Life Reinsurance in Denver.
David I. Sullivan joined Peglar & Associates Inc. as senior vp with responsibilities for the development of business in the program, alternative markets and captive areas in Stamford, Conn. Previously, Mr. Sullivan was senior vp-treaty marketing at Aon/Alexander Re.
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marine underwriting at Risk Capital Reinsurance Co. in Greenwich, Conn. Previously, he was second vp at NAC Reinsurance Co.
Francois Bertrand named executive vp of Commercial Risk Partners, the Bermuda-based subsidiary of SCOR Group that focuses on non-traditional reinsurance.
Christy L. Beaudin named vp-quality management and Stephen H. Braun named vp-quality management, public sector division at Value Behavioral Health, an Avon, Conn.-based managed care company.
Kevin L. Murphy Jr. named vp-sales with responsibility for the managed care business segment of Merck-Medco Managed Care L.L.C. in Montvale, N.J.
James J. Crowley III named senior vp of U.S. Care Inc., the Atlanta-based long-term care management company.
Barry E. Thompson joined the risk assessment and management practice of Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. as national practice
co-leader of its disability man-agement unit in New York. Previously, Mr. Thompson was a vp
and managing consultant of Aon Corp.
George T. Schepp joined the Insurance Services Office Inc. as vp-sales in New York. Mr. Schepp was previously vp-global sales and service for Standard & Poor's Corp.
John Leonard Watson joined the environmental law practice group of Freeborn & Peters in Denver. He was previously with Holme, Roberts & Owen.
Richard F. Federico joined the New York office of The Segal Co. as a consultant specializing in work/life design strategies. Previously, Mr. Federico was with William M. Mercer Inc.'s Stamford, Conn., office, where he was a national resource on work/life issues.
Jeffrey M. Yates named senior executive vp and general counsel, and Paul A. Equale named executive vp-public affairs for the Independent Insurance Agents of America Inc. in Alexandria, Va.
Gary Morrison joined the Seattle office of Buck Consultants Inc. as a principal and consulting actuary. Mr. Morrison's expertise is in the design and funding of retirement plans, the coordination of plan assets and liabilities and mergers and acquisitions.
Howard Fine has joined the New York office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide as a managing consultant.