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Comings & Goings



Jeff Cox has been named president and chief executive of Haake Cos., an Overland Park, Kan.-based insurance brokerage. Charlie Haake, who previously held those titles, becomes chairman. Mr. Cox most recently was president and chief operating officer of the Lockton Cos. Inc.'s affinity group.

Atlanta-based Beecher Carlson has appointed Gerald Levine managing director, responsible for client development for Beecher Carlson's risk management practice in Old Lyme, Conn. Previously, he was executive vp of Webster Insurance.

Kerry R. Martin has joined the Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Plexus Groupe Inc. as COO. He most recently was senior vp for Aon Corp. in its financial services group.

Redwood City, Calif.-based ABD Insurance & Financial Services Inc. has named Brian Hetherington executive vp and managing director of property/casualty services for ABD's Redwood City headquarters. Previously, he was senior vp, managing director, technology and global specialties.


New York-based Assurant Inc. has named Gene Mergelmeyer president of Assurant Specialty Property. Before his promotion, he was executive vp.

Springfield, Mass.-based MassMutual Retirement Income has appointed Douglas. G. Russell senior vp, COO and chief financial officer. He most recently was senior vp and head of client services for Prudential Retirement.


New York-based Guy Carpenter & Co. L.L.C. has named Simon Welton senior vp of the firm's U.K. retrocessional practice in London. Most recently, he served as underwriting officer of Pentelia Capital Management.


James A. Rodda, a certified public accountant with extensive background in accounting and controller issues as well as Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, has joined the Washington-based Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers as CFO. He joins the CIAB from Resources Global Professionals. In addition to his CPA designation, Mr. Rodda is a certified fraud examiner.

Managed care:

San Francisco-based United Behavioral Health has named Dr. William Bonfield senior medical director for its public sector business segment. Previously, he was chief medical officer at ValueOptions Inc.

Other providers:

Rebecca McLaughlan has been appointed managing director for McGraw Wentworth, an employee group benefits company in Troy, Mich. She previously was practice leader and principal, and will continue as an account director.

Columbia, S.C.-based BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Planned Administrators Inc. have named David Huntington president and COO of PAI. Previously, he was vp of large-group marketing of the third-party administrator.

Gloria Lesmeister has joined Buck Consultants L.L.C. as principal and Houston retirement practice leader. Previously, she was a senior actuary with Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Atlanta-based Crawford & Co. has appointed Kevin Frawley as executive vp for global business development. He will continue to lead Crawford Strategic Warranty Services and oversee Garden City Group Inc.

Phoenix-based Schaller Anderson Inc., which administers physical and behavioral health care for Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer self-funded plans, has named Dr. Laura Nelson medical director of behavioral health/physical health integration. Previously, she was medical director of the Arizona Department of Health Services' behavioral health division.

Also at Schaller, Dr. Jack Weiss, formerly COO for Amerigroup Community Care, has been named medical director of clinical operations in Schaller Anderson's medical management department.