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Comings & Goings



Chicago-based Aon Corp. has appointed Carlos A. Oliveras as managing director of its U.S. mergers and acquisitions group in New York. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of CAO Advisors.

Swett & Crawford Group has named Kyle Chapman as director of business development and vp. Before joining the Atlanta-based broker, he was a senior associate at Banc of America Capital Investors.

Andrew T. Starnes has joined Integro Ltd.'s San Francisco office as a principal in the property practice. Previously, he was Western region manager of business development at Allianz Global Risks U.S.

Philadelphia-based Doyle Consulting Group, an employee benefits, actuarial and wholesale brokerage firm, has named Mary Pat Kessler as director of new business development. Previously, she was an account executive with Aetna Inc.

Ted Clayton has been promoted to senior vp and regional director for Kansas City, Mo.-based Westrope's West Coast operation in Irvine, Calif. Previously, he was a vp and broker.

Also at Westrope, Randy Sutherlin has been named senior vp and regional director for Westrope's Southwest operation in Dallas. Previously, he was a vp and broker.


Robert J. Broomall has joined the Argonaut Group Inc. as senior vp, business development, for the company's select markets segment in Chicago. Previously, he was a senior vp at Arch Insurance Co.

Harleysville, Pa.-based Harleysville Insurance Cos. has promoted Donna M. Dever to senior vp of performance excellence to direct the company's efforts to make its operational processes more effective and efficient. She most recently served as vp and associate general counsel.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. has appointed Gregory E. Deavens as senior vp and chief financial officer for the company's U.S. Insurance Group in Springfield, Mass. Previously, he headed the financial planning and analysis, expense monitoring and control, and the rating agency relations function for New York Life Insurance Co.

RVI Group has named Bill Jennings as senior vp of the company's new fidelity and crime insurance division in New York. Previously, he was executive vp at CNA Financial Corp.

Managed care

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has named John S. Watts Jr., currently president and CEO of national accounts, as president and CEO for commercial and consumer business effective Nov. 1. He will oversee individual, local group and national business.

Also at WellPoint, Mark L. Boxer, executive vp and chief operations and technology officer, will assume an expanded role, leading service operations, information technology and e-business for WellPoint's commercial and consumer business as well as senior and state-sponsored business.

And Angela F. Braly, executive vp, general counsel and chief public affairs officer, will assume additional responsibilities to include the WellPoint's federal employee program.


Greenlight Reinsurance Ltd. has named Brendan Barry senior vp and underwriter. Before joining the Cayman Islands-based reinsurer, he was vp, structured risk underwriter, for Platinum Underwriters Bermuda Ltd.

Surplus lines

Burns & Wilcox Ltd. has named Linda Pope, who most recently served as senior underwriter for Burns & Wilcox's Atlanta office, as manager of the new Portland, Maine, office. She will continue to manage the Atlanta office.