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Boston-based William Gallagher Associates has named Michael Moran senior vp. Before his promotion, he was a vp.

Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has named Valerie Di Maria senior vp and group marketing and communications director. Before joining the New York-based broker, she was corporate vp of communications and public affairs for Motorola Inc.

Aon Construction Services Group has named Richard S. Church director, loss control, in the Irvine, Calif., office. Previously, he was senior vp of risk control services at Willis.

West Chester, Pa.-based Harvey Insurance Group has appointed George Scherbak executive sales adviser. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Saucon Mutual Insurance Co.

Beecher Carlson has named Sharon D. Brainard senior vp. Before joining the Atlanta-based broker, she was a senior casualty broker with Aon.

Also at Beecher Carlson, Michele G. Centeno has been named managing director on the executive liability team. Previously, she was a managing director and practice leader of Marsh Inc.'s FINPRO practice.

And SouWei Brune has been named senior vp at Beecher Carlson. Previously, she was a senior vp at FINPRO.


New York Life Insurance Co. has named Russell Bundschuh executive vp and chief operating officer of New York Life International. Previously, he was first vp of corporate development.

American International Group Inc. has named Jerry M. de St. Paer senior vp, finance. Before joining the New York-based insurer, he was executive vp and chief financial officer of XL Capital Ltd.

Houston-based HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. has appointed Annette J. Goodreau senior vp and chief actuary. Previously, she was senior vp and chief actuary of HCC's U.S. property and casualty insurance company subsidiaries.


Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross has made a number of senior-level appointments:

  • Kathryn A. Galarneau has been promoted to senior vp, actuarial and underwriting. She was previously vp of actuarial services.

  • Carolyn W. Luther has been promoted to senior vp, information services. Previously, she was vp of application systems,

  • Dr. Richard L. Snyder has been named senior vp, health services. Before his promotion, he was vp, quality management.

  • Dr. Gerald W. Peden has been promoted to senior medical director, claim payment policy. He had been a medical director in the claims payment policy area.

  • Patricia A. Kinn has been promoted to senior director, claim payment policy. Previously, she was director of claim payment policy.

Milwaukee-based Assurant Health has promoted Rajeev Bal to COO. Mr. Bal most recently was executive vp, individual medical, at Assurant.

Brett Browchuk has joined Bloomfield, Conn.-based CIGNA HealthCare as senior vp, service operations. Previously, he was a managing director at Putnam Investments.

Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Great-West Healthcare has named Neil Waldron senior vp of group health. Previously, he was head of sales and marketing for Aetna Inc.'s small and middle markets.


Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. has named Steven Hanke senior vp, treaty, for the eastern region of North America. Previously, he was a senior vp at Aon Re Inc.


Memphis, Tenn.-based Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. has appointed Tim C. Over senior vp and director of its national health care professional liability claims services practice, Sedgwick Caronia. Previously, he was executive vp of the complex claims division and vp for national business development for Cambridge Integrated Services Group Inc.

Greenwich, Conn.-based Cambridge Integrated Services has named Peter J. Imbrogno COO for the United States. Before joining Cambridge, he was COO at Broadspire Services Inc.