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Gordon L. Adams has been named director of risk management at MBK Real Estate Ltd., a real estate development and construction firm in Irvine, Calif.

Mr. Adams, 47, comes to the newly created position after serving in a claims and risk management job with Pacific Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based utility.

As director of risk management, Mr. Adams is responsible for insurance and risk management at MBK and its six subsidiaries.

He will report to Dale A. Kemp, senior vp and chief financial officer.

Mr. Adams holds a bachelor of science degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. He earned a master of business administration degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Mr. Adams holds a California Fire & Casualty Insurance Brokers license and is a member of the Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.

Henry C. Kramer has been appointed vp-human resources at Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton Co.

Mr. Kramer, 53, joined the Glen Allen, Va.-based insurance brokerage after serving as vp of human resources for the U.S. retail brokerage unit of Alexander & Alexander Services Inc. In the newly created position, Mr. Kramer reports to Timothy J. Korman, executive vp.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in business from the University of Baltimore.

Alan V. Burkett, 30, will provide loss control services to Greenville County, S.C., in his new position as a loss control consultant with Hewitt, Coleman & Associates.

Hewitt, Coleman recently contracted with the county to provide those services from its Greenville, S.C., location.

Mr. Burkett previously worked as a loss control specialist with the Colorado Compensation Insurance Authority. In the newly created position with Hewitt, Coleman, he reports to Ron Graves, senior vp of loss control.

Mr. Burkett received a bachelor of science in management from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., and earned the Certified Safety Professional designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

We'd like to report on staff changes in your company's risk management, safety and employee benefit departments. Contact Michael Bradford, Associate Editor, Business Insurance, Suite 114, 8950 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75231; 214-361-2295; fax: 214-696-1936. Please send a photograph, too.