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Comings & Goings



Colemont Insurance Brokers has promoted Woody Baird to executive vp in the Hartford, Conn., office. Previously, he was a senior vp.

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Integro (Bermuda) Ltd. has appointed Susan N. Pateras to principal in the health care practice. Before joining Integro, she was a senior vp with Willis Bermuda.

Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has appointed Carla D'Andre as executive vp of global sales and marketing to lead the newly formed global corporate practice. Before joining Willis, she was a managing director at Aon Risk Services of New York.

Atlanta-based Beecher Carlson has named Frank McKenna to lead the company's California operations, which include offices in Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Walnut Creek and Irvine. He will continue to serve as executive managing director of the national health care practice.


New York Life Insurance Co. has named Alexander A. Burbatsky as senior vp of the corporate information department in New York. Before his promotion, he was a vp.

New York-based Risk Specialists Cos. Inc., a member company of American International Group Inc., has named David A. Jordan chief operating officer. He will continue as a senior vp of Lexington Insurance Co.

Glen Allen, Va.-based Markel Corp.'s London-based business unit Markel International Ltd. has appointed Conor Finn to the new position of director of business development. Before his promotion, Mr. Finn was managing director of Markel International's nonmarine property division.


Hamilton, Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd. has appointed C. Jerome Dill as general counsel of the company and its subsidiary, Validus Reinsurance Ltd. Previously, he was a partner and team leader of the immigration and employment practice of Appleby Hunter Bailhache.

Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. in New York has named Chi Hum to the newly created role of global head of distribution for insurance-linked securities in its investment banking specialty practice. He joins Guy Carpenter from Swiss Re Capital Markets, where he led the building of its investor base.

Benfield Group Ltd. has appointed Michael Lazarus as head of the group's facultative solutions team for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Mr. Lazarus, who will be based in Sydney, Australia, formerly was a senior vp at Guy Carpenter.

Other Providers:

New York-based Buck Consultants L.L.C. has named Karri Ludwick as director of its human capital consulting team in London. Previously, she was director of global sales compensation at AT&T Corp.

Also at Buck, Richard Lemieux has joined the Secaucus, N.J., office as director in the global consulting practice. Previously, he was responsible for the actuarial and consulting practice within the global human resources services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. in France.

Maureen Breakiron-Evans has joined Stamford, Conn.-based Towers Perrin as chief financial officer. Ms. Breakiron-Evans joined Towers Perrin from CIGNA Corp., where she was vp and general auditor.

Burns & Wilcox, a Farmington Hills, Mich.-based national specialty insurance wholesaler, underwriter and managing general agent, has named Jennifer Ebert as senior commercial underwriter in the Baltimore office. Previously, she was a program sales manager at MIMS International Ltd.

New York-based National Investment Managers Inc., a retirement plan administration and investment management company, has appointed John M. Davis as its new chief financial officer. Previously, he was president of private-sector retirement plans at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

The Segal Co. in New York has named Steven M. Rabinowitz as senior vp in its national retirement practice. Most recently, he was a senior consultant in Towers Perrin's metro New York retirement practice.

Patrick L. Funck has joined Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. as executive vp and chief information officer. Previously, he was CIO of Broadspire Services Inc.

New York-based Sibson Consulting has named Richard V. Smith as a senior vp and executive compensation consultant in the company's organizational effectiveness practice. Before joining Sibson, he was director and executive compensation practice leader for McDermott Will & Emery L.L.P.

Nathaniel E. Lord has been named chief executive officer for the Sacramento, Calif.-based Schools Excess Liability Fund. Before his promotion, he was vp of risk management.