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Comings & Goings



Richmond, Va.-based Markel Corp. has promoted John Latham to senior vp in operations. Replacing Mr. Latham as chief information officer will be David Egbert, currently Markel's chief technical officer.


Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has appointed Richard Donahue as senior vp, director of claims and loss control in its New Hampshire operations for the MountainGuard Program in Portsmouth. Before his promotion, he was a claims specialist.

Also at Willis, Joe Beesack has been named senior vp in the alternative risk solutions practice in Toronto. Before joining Willis, he was a senior vp and chief analytical officer at Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.

Kenneth W. Felton has been named senior vp and national clinical risk management consultant for Glen Allen, Va.-based Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. Previously, he was health care practice leader for Webster Insurance Inc.

Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Commerce Banc Insurance Services has appointed Thomas Nolan as senior vp. Previously, he was vp and account manager for The Graham Co.


New York-based Guy Carpenter & Co. Inc. has named Nick Gralton as head of U.S. wholesale casualty in London. Previously, he was head of R.K. Carvill & Co.'s casualty specialty division.

Also at Guy Carpenter, Eric Johnson has been named senior vp in the Minneapolis office. He most recently was a senior vp at Willis Re Inc.

Transamerica Reinsurance has made two senior-level appointments in its Paris office.

  • Christian Mounis has been named president, Transamerica Reinsurance Europe. Previously, he was an executive vp for SCOR Vie.
  • Rene Lemaire has been appointed senior director, northern Europe. Before joining Transamerica Re, he was senior vp, global marketing department, for SCOR Vie.

Other providers:

Milwaukee-based Zywave Inc. has named Charles Bacciocco as senior vp, product strategy. Before joining the technology products and services provider, he was vp of technology and chief software architect for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s corporate e-business practice group.

Seattle-based Zynchros Inc., a developer of formulary management strategies, has promoted Robert Pinkerton to president and chief operating officer. Previously, he was chief marketing officer.

Portland, Ore.-based StanCorp Equities Inc. has appointed Sheri Fitts as director of retirement plans communications and large plan sales. Previously, she was vp of business development in U.S. Bank's institutional trust and custody division.

Mesirow Financial Services Inc. in Chicago has named Richard S. Price as the firm's president and chief operating officer, a newly created position. Previously, he was vice chairman of the firm and president of the insurance services division.