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FM Global announces leadership changes

Posted On: Jul. 22, 2021 1:44 PM CST

Bret N. Ahnell Kevin S. Ingram

FM Global on Thursday announced key executive appointments into newly created roles in the wake of the recently announced retirement of CEO Thomas A. Lawson at year-end.

Bret N. Ahnell, executive vice president, has been named chief operating officer and will run insurance operations globally. He will report to Malcolm C. Roberts, who was named president, effective Aug. 1, 2021.

Kevin S. Ingram, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 1, 2021. He will continue to oversee all finance and risk management operations at the company in addition to other corporate functions. He will also report to Mr. Roberts.

FM Global also announced the following appointments, effective Sept. 1, 2021:

Deanna Fidler, senior vice president, chief human resources officer, will become executive vice president, chief administrative officer, based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island. She will oversee human resources, diversity and inclusion, strategy and business enablement, technology, and the FM Global Academy. She will report to Mr. Roberts.

Randall E. Hodge, senior vice president, chief underwriting officer, will be promoted to executive vice president, staff insurance operations, based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island. He will have oversight of underwriting and reinsurance, engineering and research, FM Approvals, claims, client service and marketing, as well as data analytics and report to Mr. Roberts.

George J. Plesce, senior vice president, chief client experience and sales officer, has been named executive vice president, U.S., Latin America and sales, with oversight of regional insurance and engineering operations and global business development. He will be based in FM Global’s corporate offices in Johnston, Rhode Island, and will report to Mr. Ahnell.

James R. Galloway continues as executive vice president, with oversight of FM Global’s international operations and AFM, a division providing commercial property insurance for the middle market. Mr. Galloway also assumes responsibility for FM Global’s Canada and specialty industries division and reports to Mr. Ahnell.