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Joseph (Jay) 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.
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. has named
David M. Hofele president of its San Francisco-area operations. Before joining McLean, Va.-based HRH, Mr. Hofele was managing partner, general counsel and secretary of Palmer & Cay Inc.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based insurance broker Harden & Associates Inc. has named
Paul Lunetta president and COO. Before joining Harden in 1992, Mr. Lunetta was treasurer of Sawyer Gas Cos.
New York-based program business insurer Delos Insurance Co. has appointed
John DiBlanda to the newly created position of chief financial officer. Mr. DiBlanda comes to Delos from Gallagher Re, where he was U.S. COO and global CFO.
Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Hewitt Associates Inc. has named
Jay Rising president of its human resources outsourcing business. Mr. Rising, who most recently was president of software company RightNow Technologies Inc., succeeds
Julie Gordon, who has been acting president of HR outsourcing at Hewitt since the resignation of Bryan Doyle last June. Ms. Gordon will become president of client and market leadership, a new post at the company.
As part of an effort to increase its presence in the small-business market, New York-based Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has named
Tom Bartleet to the newly created position of CEO of its Global Small Commercial business. Previously, Mr. Bartleet was chief executive of Global Markets North America at Willis.
John Giblin has been named CFO of Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and its affiliated companies. Most recently, Mr. Giblin was CFO of Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge, La.-based home health nursing company.
Hamilton, Bermuda-based specialty insurer Lancashire Holdings Ltd. has named
Simon Burton CEO and chief underwriting officer of Lancashire Insurance Co. Ltd., the group's Bermuda underwriting platform, as well as deputy CEO of the holding company. He previously served as deputy chief underwriting officer. Lancashire also named
Elaine Whelan, formerly financial controller, CFO of Lancashire Insurance.
Richard Houghton has been named CFO of Hamilton, Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. Mr. Houghton, who most recently served as COO of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group P.L.C.'s insurance division, succeeds
Julian Cusack, who was promoted last year to chairman and CEO of the Aspen Insurance Ltd. unit.
Haier New York Life Insurance Co. Ltd., the Shanghai-based joint venture between New York Life Insurance Co. and China's Haier Group, has named
Xiaoxia Zhao president and CEO. Most recently, Mr. Zhao was director of the board and executive vp for AXA-Minmetals Assurance Co. Ltd.
Matthew Elderfield has been appointed CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, effective July 16. Mr. Elderfield most recently was department head of the major retail groups division at the U.K. Financial Services Authority. He replaces Cheryl-Ann Lister, who last year announced her intention to step down from her positions at the regulatory body.
Judith A. Patterson has been named president of Boston-based surplus lines underwriter First State Management Group, a subsidiary of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. She succeeds Ralph J. Palmieri, who is retiring.
Robert F.X. Feeney has been appointed CFO of New York-based Integro Ltd. He joins the broker from HSBC Holdings P.L.C. where he was a managing director and business manager for the Global Markets Americas unit.
Chicago-based Aon Corp.'s Aon Re Global unit has named
Elliot Richardson CEO of a newly formed facultative reinsurance unit, Aon Re Global Fac. Mr. Richardson joins Aon from London-based Benfield Group Ltd.
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. has named Mark A. Lynch executive vp of the Philadelphia office of Willis Risk Solutions. Most recently, he was a managing director for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
Richmond, Va.-based World Access Inc. has named Tony Spear director of sales for medical assistance. Previously, he was a regional sales director at International SOS.
Bob Lund, who had been vp and general counsel of Minneapolis-based SFM Mutual Insurance Co. since 1998, has been chosen as the workers compensation insurer's new president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Pat Johnson, who retired.
San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California has named Dr. Alan Sokolow senior vp and chief medical officer. Previously, he was chief medical officer at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Cozen O'Connor P.C. said James F. Campise and David Y. Loh have joined the firm's New York office as members. Both will focus on claims and litigation arising from transportation issues--including ocean marine, inland marine and cargo--and international losses and risk. Both previously were partners at Nicoletti Hornig Campise & Sweeney.
London-based Miller Insurance Services Ltd. has named Glyn Hall director of the reinsurance team. He joins Miller from JLT Re, where he was a partner.
Richmond, Va.-based Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Co. has named Mary S. Botkin senior vp and health care industry practice leader. Previously, she was president of the health care division of Alliant Insurance Services.
George Town, Cayman Islands-based United America Indemnity Ltd. has appointed Larry A. Frakes to the newly created positions of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Frakes recently retired from Everest Re Group, where he was executive vp and president of U.S. insurance operations.
American International Group Inc. unit American Life Insurance Co. has named
Joyce A. Phillips as president and COO, effective July 9. Ms. Phillips joins ALICO from Citigroup Inc., where she was head of international retail banking since 2005.
Bill Bingham has joined Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C. as counsel of the law firm's insurance regulatory practice based in Austin, Texas. Previously, he was deputy commissioner of the Regulatory Matters, Life, Health, and Licensing Program for the Texas Department of Insurance and will lead the office's Insurance Regulatory practice as counsel.
St. Paul, Minn.-based pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics has named Kim Mageau chief operating officer. Before her promotion, she was CFO.
Aon Consulting Worldwide has named Susan Alford, an executive vp, as the firm's national defined contribution practice leader in Winston-Salem, N.C. Most recently, she was regional director of the Southeast operating unit for its employee benefits consulting group.
New York Life International L.L.C., the international arm of New York Life Insurance Co., has named Allan Roney president and representative director for its wholly owned Korean subsidiary, New York Life Insurance Ltd. Previously, Mr. Roney was a partner in a financial services management-consulting firm he co-founded.