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Christopher J. Nadeau, principal and employee benefits group leader at William Gallagher Associates is the new chair of The Council of Employee Benefits Executives, a standing committee of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers charged with overseeing the association's services for member firms with employee benefit operations.


Beecher Carlson has appointed David Forsyth to lead the company's Northern California operations in San Francisco. Most recently, he was senior managing director at Frank Crystal & Co.

Also, Beecher Carlson has expanded its executive liability team with the appointments of Leaticia Roberts as client service manager in Atlanta and Kimberly Fine as senior vp in the New York office. Previously, Ms. Roberts was client representative team leader for the Marsh FINPRO team in Atlanta. Ms. Fine joins Beecher Carlson from ALM, formerly American Lawyer Media, where she was a managing director.

Chicago-based Aon Corp. has named Kathleen Felderman as real estate senior vp for Aon Risk Services. Previously, she was senior vp and director of real estate for Lockton Cos. L.L.C.'s national real estate practice.


Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group has named Raymond Waters senior account executive for its major accounts division. Previously, he was vp of business development for GAB Robins North America Inc.

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Ironshore Inc. has named Mike Mitrovic president of IronPro Claims, Ironshore's professional liability facility. Previously, he was president of worldwide financial lines claims, and corporate vp of claims for American International Group Inc.

C.V. Starr & Co. has promoted Jeffrey M. Hafter to president, replacing William J. Weichold who retired. Mr. Hafter was most recently executive vp.

Hamilton, Bermuda-based Catlin Group Ltd. has named Nick Greggains chief underwriting officer-insurance and Andrew Englesbe has been appointed as chief underwriting officer-reinsurance for Catlin US, Catlin's underwriting platform in the United States. Mr. Greggains most recently was president and chief operating officer of XL Design Professional. Mr. Englesbe previously was director of property facultative reinsurance for Catlin US.


Benfield Group Ltd. has appointed Bob Bisset as team leader of the company's Bermuda office. Previously, he was senior vp of the Boston office.

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Newark, Calif.-based Risk Management Solutions has named Sandra Cruze as lead of quality assurance and vp. She joins RMS from Google, where she was engineering director of quality.

The Keane Organization in Wayne, Pa., has promoted Dorothy J. Flynn to chief executive officer. Previously, she was chief operating officer.

Parsippany, N.J.-based GAB Robins North America Inc. has named Libby Evans liability product line director. Before her promotion, she was senior casualty instructor.

Matthew L. Jacobs has joined Jenner & Block's Washington office as a partner in the firm's litigation department and its insurance litigation and counseling practice. Previously, he led the insurance coverage practice of the Washington office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis L.L.P.

Peggy Stromme has been named partner in Seattle-based Alexander Morford & Woo Inc. She was promoted to chief financial officer in 2006.

MarketScout, the Dallas-based online insurance exchange, has named Jay Chase chief underwriting officer and senior vp. Previously, he was vp of Argonaut Insurance Co.