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Cranford, N.J.-based Banc of America Corporate Insurance Agency L.L.C. has expanded its senior management team and added staff in the Northeast.
In the Cranford office, three new senior-level executives were named:
In the new Hartford, Conn., office:
And in Boston:
Christopher Scontras, who was area president of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. of New England, was named property/casualty division practice leader for New England.
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has appointed Steven E. Regnault as executive vp and regional partner for Willis of New York Inc. Before joining Willis, he was New York branch manager for Wachovia Insurance Services Inc.
Maitland, Fla.-based J. Rolfe Davis Insurance has named John A. Turner president. Before his promotion, Mr. Turner was a vp.
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. has named Dwight Horner as managing director of property and casualty for Wisconsin. Mr. Horner, who will be based in Milwaukee, previously was president of Risk Solutions Inc., a consulting firm he owned. HRH also acquired certain segments of that business.
Wachovia Insurance Services Inc. has named Robert N. Vlachos Jr. as senior vp and national property practice leader in the New York office. He joins Wachovia from Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., where he served as transaction specialist in the property international practice.
The AVRECO unit of The Park Group, a wholesale insurance brokerage in Chicago, has named Sarah Dore as senior vp in the health care department. Previously, she was an independent insurance consultant.
Boston-based William Gallagher Associates has named Michael J. Andersen as principal. Before his promotion, he was an executive vp.
Johnston, R.I.-based Factory Mutual Insurance Co. has named Rod Fisher as senior vp and manager of its central division. Formerly, he was vp and manager of FM Global's Los Angeles operations. He succeeds Kevin Lavin, who retired.
San Antonio-based Argonaut Group Inc. has appointed Gregory M. Vezzosi as executive vp and chief operating officer. Before joining Argonaut, he was senior vp, specialty commercial for St. Paul Travelers Cos. Inc.
Stephen Kellar has been promoted to chief financial officer and vp, finance at Brighton, Mich.-based LifeSecure Insurance Co. Previously, he was the company's director of finance.
Capital District Physicians' Health Plan Inc. has named Barbara A. Downs as chief operating officer. Previously, she was senior vp of corporate administration.
BMS Vision Reinsurance Intermediaries Inc. has named Wayne Pyrtle as senior vp in Burlington, N.C. Previously, he was senior vp at Axiom Intermediaries.
Parsippany, N.J.-based GAB Robins North America Inc. has named Michael G. Repoli president of North American operations. Most recently he served as the underwriting officer and advisor to the board of Chelsea Rhone Corp.
Also at GAB Robins, Dean Harring has been named executive vp and chief claims officer for North American operations. Previously, he owned Claim Diagnostics, a consulting firm specializing in property/casualty insurance claims operations.
Michael Pennell has joined the Honolulu office of Buck Consultants L.L.C. as director in the retirement practice. Previously, he was an independent actuarial consultant.
Dallas-based MarketScout has named Tina Harris as property underwriting manager. Before joining the online insurance exchange, she was a senior underwriter with XL Insurance Group.
Rajan Srikanth has joined Mercer Human Resource Consulting to head the Asia region and lead Mercer's Human Capital Advisory Services in Asia. He will be based in Chennai, India, and joins the company from Accenture, where he was executive partner.
Danvers, Md.-based Northshore International Insurance Services Inc., a claims consulting, management and auditing firm, has named Adria L. Garneau and Kim M. Englehardt as partners. Both previously were vps.
Eric Martuza, former vp-reinsurance operations at CNA Insurance Co., has joined the Chicago-based law firm of Meckler Bulger & Tilson L.L.P. as a partner in its insurance practice. He will focus on insurance and reinsurance coverage and litigation.
Chicago-based Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd L.L.P. has named Jason S. Dubner and Amy B. Kelley as partners in the reinsurance litigation law firm. Both joined Butler Rubin in 1999.