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S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a weekly rundown of selected executive management and other personnel moves in the insurance industry. The changes are listed by announcement date in reverse chronological order.

Aug. 9

Columbia Insurance Group appointed Doug Duncan vice president and chief information officer, the Insurance Journal reported.

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Lincoln Financial Group has hired Molly Garrett as senior vice president and head of operations for its retirement plan services business. Garrett has held positions at Voya Financial Inc., Prudential Financial Inc. and Cigna Corp. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corp. and its affiliates.

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The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. has appointed Mary Boyd head of its personal lines agency channel. Further, the company has named Molly Rondeau head of personal lines agency sales. Rondeau previously worked at Nationwide Private Client as senior vice president.

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Former Georgia deputy insurance commissioner Jim Beck has announced his candidacy to become the state's next top insurance regulator, according to Insurance Journal.

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Voya Financial Inc. has named John Galiney senior vice president of distribution for the employee benefits business. Most recently, Galiney was vice president of field operations for Liberty Mutual Benefits.

Aug. 8

Willis Towers Watson Plc appointed Fabien Conderanne deputy head of financial solutions, Asia-Pacific. Conderanne is based in Singapore.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's board of trustees has named Patrick Conway president and CEO, replacing Brad Wilson, who is retiring.

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Following the merger of CF Corp. and Fidelity & Guaranty Life, CF Corp. will change its name to FGL Holdings. Further, Fidelity & Guaranty Life's management team members Christopher Littlefield, Eric Marhoun and Dennis Vigneau will join FGL Holdings as executive officers.

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Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. President and CEO J. Robert Bredahl succeeded John Berger as CEO of subsidiary Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. Bredahl stepped down as CEO of another subsidiary Third Point Reinsurance Co. Ltd. Daniel Malloy, chief underwriting officer, replaced him. Manoj Gupta, executive vice president for underwriting, was promoted to president of Third Point Re (USA).

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American National Insurance Co.'s board has appointed Michelle Gage the company's vice president and controller. Gage was previously vice president of the company's Farm Family insurance subsidiaries.

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Following a merger, Millennium Benefits Consulting co-founders Angie Marchant and Keith Tallmadge joined Palmer & Cay as partners.

Aug. 7

Willis Towers Watson Plc appointed Susan Lane director in consulting and development for North America and senior captive consultant, part of the company's global captive practice. Lane most recently was co-CEO at Tokio Solution Management.

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Peter Beilenson resigned as CEO of Evergreen Health Inc., the Baltimore Business Journal reported.

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Genworth Financial Inc. has hired Vince Bodnar of LTCG to head its long-term care, life and annuities product development. He is expected to assume the role of senior vice president at Genworth's Richmond, Va., headquarters in a few weeks. Bodnar is currently chief actuary of LTCG.

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CUNA Mutual Group named Rob Comfort president of CUNA Brokerage Services Inc. and Martin Powell vice president of strategic account development for its wealth management business. Previously, Comfort was executive vice president of LPL Financial and Powell was vice president at Lincoln Financial Group. CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Co.

Aug. 4

Aon Benfield senior managing director Andrew Ferrier is leaving the company to join JLT Re, The Insurance Insider reported. JLT Re is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc.

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Oscar Insurance Corp. appointed Dennis Weaver chief clinical officer, Bloomberg News reported. Weaver most recently was chief medical officer at Advisory Board Co.

Aug. 3

AXA ART Americas Corp. has named Patrick Drummond vice president and director of underwriting. Drummond most recently was vice president of enterprise strategy and vice president of sales and marketing at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.

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The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has appointed Michael Yaworsky as chief of staff, replacing Belinda Miller, who retired in July, Insurance Journal reported. Yaworsky was previously legal counsel for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

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The Mutual Reinsurance Bureau has commenced a search for the replacement of CEO Timothy Dorr, who plans to retire once a successor is named.

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Atlantic American Corp. has appointed J. Ross Franklin interim CFO. He will serve in that role until the company appoints a permanent CFO to succeed John Sample Jr., who has retired. Franklin has been serving as vice president of accounting and treasurer of the company's unit Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Co.

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BCBSM Inc., which does business as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has hired Kurt Small as senior vice president and president of government markets. Most recently, Small was COO of Virginia Premier Health Plan Inc.

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Amadou Yattassaye was appointed president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri. Yattassaye, currently the COO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, succeeds Steve Martenet, who was named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio. In Missouri, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE Managed Care Inc., Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Co. and HMO Missouri Inc.

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After BD Capital acquired benefitRFP, the entities created Nations Choice Trusted Advisors, a risk management company. BenefitRFP's co-founder Bob Nienaber will continue to lead the company. Steffen Nass, a co-founder, was appointed vice president of digital innovation at Nations Choice.

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Securian Financial Group Inc. has named Kristi Fox chief diversity officer and vice president for talent relations, a new role at the company. Fox joined Securian in 1995 and most recently was vice president in its group insurance business.