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Comings & Goings



The Graham Co. has named Robert J. Scullin sales manager for the property and casualty division in Philadelphia. Previously, he was a vp and producer. He retains the vp title.

New York-based Krauter & Co. has made several senior level appointments:

  • Ben C. Schull has been named executive vp in the Chicago office. He previously was a managing director at Equity Risk Partners.

  • Linda Kahlor Wright has joined Krauter & Co.'s San Francisco office as senior vp. Previously she was a vp in Aon Corp.'s construction services group.

  • John Lafakis has been named a managing director and producer for large account property and private equity firms in New York. Previously, he was a senior vp for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.

  • Stephanie Needham has been named senior vp. Before joining Krauter, she co-managed the executive liability department at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Frank D'Ambrosio and Jack Camillo have been named executive vps of Willis Group Holdings Ltd.'s energy practice in New York. Mr. D'Ambrosio formerly was senior vp and offshore property manager for Marsh. Mr. Camillo was the manager of Marsh's marine and energy casualty department.

Chicago-based Aon Corp. has announced several senior-level staff changes at its Agency Specialty Product Network Inc. subsidiary. Patrick Rastiello, senior reinsurance broker at Aon Re, will become president and chief executive officer of ASPN effective Jan. 1, 2007. And two regional vps, Bill Hildebrand and Mark McCrary, both have been promoted to senior vp/regional manager.

Lyn Rossano has joined the Columbia, Md., office of William Gallagher Associates as senior vp in the property/casualty area. She previously led the national life science practice for Willis Group Holdings Inc.


Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based SunCoast Holdings Inc. has promoted Timothy Ermatinger to executive vp and chief operating officer. Most recently, he was senior vp of strategic planning.

ACE Ltd. has appointed Jorge Luis Cazar as president and CEO of ACE Latin America in Miami. Mr. Cazar, who will begin his new assignment in the first quarter of 2007, is currently senior vp of accident and health for ACE Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Reno, Nev.-based Employers Insurance Group Inc. has named Teresa Shappell as senior vp and chief strategy officer. Previously, she was chairman of Shappell Inc.


Arthur J. Gallagher Ltd.'s Gallagher Re has named Steven Fallon as chief actuary for its U.S. operations in New York. Before joining Gallagher Re, he was a principal at Mercer Oliver Wyman.

Also at Gallagher Re, Geraldine Del Prete has been named senior executive vp to lead the firm's U.S.-based property and casualty treaty capabilities in New York. She previously was executive vp with Willis Re.

Managed care:

Denver-based Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Colorado has named John Martie as president and general manager. Previously, he was regional vp for Anthem's southern Ohio sales unit.

Other providers:

Aon Consulting has appointed Edouard Merette as CEO of Aon Consulting Asia Pacific in Singapore. Previously, he was president, Asia Pacific, for Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Ann Barr has joined Buck Consultants L.L.C.'s Berwyn, Pa., office as director in the retirement practice. Before joining Buck, she was implementation manager with Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

Newark, Calif.-based Risk Management Solutions Inc. has named Bill Keogh to the position of group executive, global client development. Previously, he was senior vp of RMS America's client sales and service region.

Also at RMS, Matthew Grant has been named chief markets officer. Before his promotion, he was responsible for RMS clients outside the United States and Bermuda.

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Business Insurance would like to report on senior-level changes at commercial insurance companies and service providers. Please send news of recently promoted, hired or appointed senior-level executives to: Joe Walker, Business Insurance, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60601-3806; Photos should be sent to: Kathy Barnes 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60601-3806;