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Insurance moves through July 13

S&P Global Market Intelligencepresents a weekly rundown of selected executive management and other personnel movesin the insurance industry. The changes are listed by announcement date in reversechronological order.

July 13

TiffanyAlbert was appointed to lead Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's health maintenanceorganization, Blue Care Network, Crain's DetroitBusiness reported.Albert takes over from Kevin Klobucar,who was promoted as Blue Cross Blue Shield's executive vice president of healthcare value. Also, Kevin Stutler will succeed Albert as president and CEO of LifeSecure.


XL Catlinis establishing a private clients team with a new business line providing coveragesfor high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Simon Mobey willlead the team as global head of private clients insurance, among otherappointments. XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Plc's insurance and reinsurance companies.


AdamPosner was hired as 'ssenior underwriter for terrorism and political violence insurance in North America.Posner joins from XL Catlin (London), where he was a terrorism underwriter.


tapped , a senior vice president, ashead of workplace distribution.


SeanKevelighan was appointedpresident and CEO of The Insurance Information Institute. Robert Hartwig, the organization'scurrent president, will step downin August. Kevelighan previously served as the global head of public affairs forZurich Insurance Group Ltd.

July 12

CFO andCOO Jeffrey Kelly from his posts. will succeed Kelly asCFO. Qutub, who will also join as executive vice president, was most recently CFOand treasurer for MSCI Inc.


Patrick Macellaro to president ofthe Encompass insurance companies.


DarrenJacobs assumed the roleof senior vice president for general casualty at Allied World Europe.


GreatAmerican Insurance Group hiredTim Minard as senior vicepresident within its annuity group. Minard succeeds Malott Nyhart, who will retirein December. Previously, Minard was senior executive director of U.S. distributionat Principal Financial Group Inc.

is theflagship company of Great American Insurance Group. The members of Great AmericanInsurance Group are subsidiaries of AmericanFinancial Group Inc.


SoonKian Lee will head Mercer'sdelegated investment solutions businessin Singapore, Pensions & Investmentsreported. Mercer is a unit of Marsh& McLennan Cos. Inc.


LibertyInternational Underwriters tappedJulie Ross as vice presidentof global crisis management. Liberty International Underwriters is part of LibertyMutual Insurance.


KeithWilson joined as medicaldirector.


AspenInsurance added NickyAlexandru as head of U.S. crisis management. Alexandru most recently worked as globalhead of crisis management at AmericanInternational Group Inc.


LaurenWebb was named as 's cyber underwriting managerfor the London market, among other appointments.


Ryan Moratti general manager ofits Chicago agency. Moratti is replacing John Vitt, who recently retired. Priorto joining National Life, Moratti served as managing partner with Premier WealthGroup, an office of MetLife Inc.

July 11

CFO and Senior VicePresident Stuart Huizinga resignedfrom his post. David Francis was hired to replace Huizinga. Francis previously workedas managing director of equity research at RBCCapital Markets LLC.


Tom Nichols,Enstar Group Ltd.'s U.S.operations CFO, has leftthe company, The Insurance Insider reported.


MarkelInternational added AndyLane as senior underwriter in its marine equipment business, among other executivemoves. Markel International Ltd.is a subsidiary of Markel Corp.


ChristopheZaniewski was tapped asAIG's CEO in France, replacing Fabrice Domange, Business Insurance reported.


Mark Paccione executivevice president of commercial management solutions at AXIS Insurance Co.


CharlesLydecker, Brown & Brown Inc.'sregional president overseeing retail operations for Florida and the U.S. West Coast,is among four executives who recently leftthe company, The Daytona Beach (Fla.)News-Journal reported.


principals Joe Leigner andJeff Thomas joined DigitalBenefit Advisors, as part of Digital Benefit Advisors' acquisition of USBC. Digital Benefit Advisorsis a division of Digital Insurance, an employee benefits-only agency and a subsidiaryof Fidelity National Financial Inc.


RobinJones was tapped as medicaldirector of WellCare Health PlansInc. unit Harmony Health Plan Inc. Jones previously served as medicaldirector and interim chief medical officer for Aetna Inc.'s Aetna Better Health of Illinois.


MarkelCorp. division Markel Global Insurance addedChristopher Newman and Ronald Pardo as vice presidents to its middle-market casualtyunderwriting team. Newman most recently served as a managing director at Travelers.Pardo previously worked as chief casualty officer for North America at XL Catlin.


MattGray was promoted to seniorvice president for product innovation in the marketing division of .

July 10

ThriventIndependent, part of Thrivent Financial, namedGreg Smith president, the (Minneapolis) StarTribune reported. Smith's previous roles include serving as chief marketingofficer for Sammons Financial Group, the holding company for Midland National Life Insurance Co.

July 8

Senior Executive Vice President and COO DonnaKinnaird intends to retireJan. 31, 2017.


Ron Hallenbeckwill retire as presidentof EMC Insurance Group Inc.unit EMC Reinsurance Co.Vicki Freese, assistant reinsurance manager, will become president.

July 7

QBENorth America hired as senior vice presidentand regional executive for the western region. Kuhn joins from , where he wasregional president of the company's Pacific region. QBE North America is part ofQBE Insurance Group Ltd.


Chubbhired two executives forits health care industry practice business in Canada.