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New York Life Insurance Co. has appointed Christopher O. Blunt senior vp and chief operating officer for the company's life and annuity operations. Mr. Blunt previously was executive vp of New York Life subsidiary New York Life Investment Management. Mr. Blunt replaces Sam Goldfinger, who has been named senior adviser to Ted Mathas, vice chairman and COO of New York Life Insurance Co. Separately, New York Life named
Russell Bundschuh executive vp and COO of New York Life International. Mr. Bundschuh joined New York Life in 2004 as first vp of corporate development.
Angela Braly will succeed Larry Glasscock as president and chief executive officer of WellPoint Inc. on Mr. Glasscock's June 1 retirement. Ms. Braly currently is executive vp and general counsel of the Indianapolis-based insurer. Mr. Glasscock will continue to serve as the company's chairman.
Allan Waters has been elected CEO of Hamilton, Bermuda-based White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd.'s reinsurance division. Mr. Waters--a director on White Mountains' board since November 2005 who previously held various management positions at the company, succeeds Tom Hutton, who will remain deputy chairman of the White Mountains Re Group board.
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Max Re Capital Ltd. has named
Walker Rainey as executive vp and CFO of Max Europe Holdings Ltd., the Dublin, Ireland-based holding company for Max Re Capital's European operating entities. Previously, he was senior vp and CFO of Max Europe Holdings.
Jim Sybert has been named president of Hylant Group's Tennessee office in Nashville. Before joining Hylant, he was managing director of the central region loss management services division for Willis Group Holdings Ltd.
Gary A. Amelio is joining ULLICO Inc. as president, retirement services. Mr. Amelio comes to the Washington-based union-owned multiline financial services organization from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, where he was executive director.
New York-based Risk Specialists Cos. Inc., a member company of American International Group Inc., has named
David A. Jordan COO. He will continue as a senior vp of Lexington Insurance Co.
Denver-based Van Gilder Insurance Corp. has named
John A. Casper to the newly created position of president and COO. Before joining the broker, Mr. Casper was president of Travelers Cos. Inc.'s southwestern region.
New York-based National Investment Managers Inc., a retirement plan administration and investment management company, has appointed
John M. Davis as CFO. Previously, he was president of private-sector retirement plans at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Haake Cos. in Overland Park, Kan., has named
Joe Erickson COO and executive vp of property and casualty operations. Previously, he was a commercial insurance manager for Thomas McGee L.C. in Kansas City, Mo.
Milwaukee-based Assurant Health has promoted
Rajeev Bal to COO. Mr. Bal most recently was executive vp, individual medical, at Assurant.
The Lincoln, Neb.-based UNIFI Cos. has named
John H. Jacobs president and CEO, effective May 7. Mr. Jacobs has been chairman and CEO of UNIFI's Union Central Life unit since 2002.
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.
Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross has made a number of senior-level appointments:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago-based Aon Corp. has named William M. Choate executive vp in charge of the middle market and head of Aon Risk Services' Southern region in Charlotte, N.C. Previously, he was a managing director and senior vp at Wachovia Insurance Services.
Houston-based U.S. Risk Brokers has appointed James C. Dalton as senior broker. Previously, he was director, corporate liability for Seitlin.
William Butler has joined Lockton Cos. L.L.C. as senior vp and producer in Atlanta. Most recently, he was managing director and the Southeast region leader for Aon Financial Services Group.
Also at Lockton, Rodger Laurite has been named senior vp and unit manager in Atlanta. Before joining Lockton, he was senior vp and team leader for Aon Financial Services Group.
West Point, Ga.-based J. Smith Lanier & Co. has named Philip Saussy senior vp and benefits practice leader. Before his promotion, he was a vp.
Brighton, Mich.-based LifeSecure Insurance Co. has named Graham Smith director of sales and marketing. Before joining the long-term care insurer, he was director of marketing and product development at Care Choices.
Jeff Aycock has joined Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. as a senior account executive for the major accounts division in Tampa, Fla. Previously, he was vp of national claims for Unisource Administrators.
Joseph Lughes Jr. has joined Duluth, Ga.-based Maxum Specialty Insurance Group as president and chief operating officer of Maxum Indemnity Co. and Maxum Casualty Insurance Co. Mr. Lughes previously was president of Western Heritage Insurance Co.