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Insurance moves through May 4

S&P Global MarketIntelligence presents a weekly rundown of selected executive management andother personnel moves in the insurance industry. The changes are listed byannouncement date in reverse chronological order.

May 4

named TimothyWentworth president and CEO. Wentworth's predecessor, George Paz, retired andwill remain chairman of the board. Paz will continue to be an employee throughJune 1. 

JohnGallina will succeedWayne DeVeydt as AnthemInc.'s executive vice president and CFO on June 1. DeVeydt decidedto step down as executive vice president and CFO, effective May 31.

BlueCross Blue Shield of Texas, a division of Health Care Service Corp. a Mutual Legal Reserve Co.,appointed Dan McCoyas president, effective July 1. McCoy will succeed Bert Marshall, who isretiring. 

CaseyHartley was appointedto serve as leader of the U.S. general liability product line of LibertyInternational Underwriters, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

KemmonsWilson Insurance Group appointed Dave Thomas CEO. Thomas was previously CEO ofLouisiana Citizens Property InsuranceCorp. 

May 3

Thecurrent CEO of MAPFRESA's North America region, Jaime Tamayo, oversight of the Europe,Middle East and Africa region as well as the Asia-Pacific region after hispromotion to CEO of MAPFRE's international territorial area. Tamayo replacesJavier Fernández-Cid, who is retiring at the end of 2016. Alfredo Castelo, thecurrent CEO of MAPFRE Global Risks, will succeed Tamayo as CEO of and CEO ofthe North America region. The changes take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

unitMarsh to lead its West zone. Fuhrman succeeds Peter Chandler as West zoneleader. Most recently, Fuhrman was Willis Towers Watson Plc's national partner for theCalifornia region.

AspenInsurance, the insurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., Raheila Nazir as head ofinternational cyber risk, among other appointments. Nazir joins from 'sAIG Europe Ltd.,where she was professional indemnity manager for Europe, the Middle East andAfrica and had responsibility for product innovation in cyber, technology andmedia lines.

AdrianaNariño assumed thepost of head of surety for Ironshore Inc.'s Latin American group. Narino joins fromSwiss Re Ltd.'sSwiss Reinsurance Co.Ltd., where she was vice president and senior underwriter.

tapped Andrew Dicksonas chief underwriting officer for treaty and Rogelio Diaz as chief underwritingofficer for facultative and agriculture for Latin America and the Caribbean.

DaleMensik was promotedto senior vice president of financial solutions at . 

May 2

QBENorth America, part of QBEInsurance Group Ltd., will add Russell Johnston on May 31 as CEO of NorthAmerican operations. Johnston will succeed David Duclos, who is retiring fromfull-time executive employment. Johnston has held a range of senior businessand operational roles at AIG.

J.Todd Daniels wasappointed executive vice president at Daniels is also global chiefrisk officer and chief actuary.

StarrCos. hired Brian Bassas regional vice president for the South Central region (Texas). Basspreviously worked at AIG as a regional casualty executive – senior vicepresident. Starr Cos. is the worldwide marketing name for the operatinginsurance and travel assistance companies and subsidiaries of and forthe investment business of C.V. Starr & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries.

MarkSmith joined Marsh& McLennan unit Victor O.Schinnerer & Co. Inc. as chief underwriting officer. Smith mostrecently served as executive vice president and chief underwriting officer atSamsung Fire & Marine.

Stephan Knipper asmanaging director for continental Europe.

Also,Christian Colombera nowserves as head of financial lines for Everest Syndicate 2786.Colombera joined from ZurichInsurance Group Ltd., where he was global underwriting manager forfinancial lines and a member of the special lines management team.

approximately 100employees, most of whom are located in the New Jersey and Florida branchoffices.

April 30

WarrenBuffett cautionedagainst reading too much into his decision to expand deputy Ajit Jain's responsibilities, sayingthat Berkshire HathawayInc. has not made any final decisions on who will eventuallysucceed him atop the conglomerate.

April 29

DavidAltmaier will succeedKevin McCarty as Florida's insurance commissioner.

unit Old Republic SuretyCo. announced that Scot Albrinck will head its newly openedcontract surety branch office in Cincinnati.

JenniferLynch, a BMO Capital MarketsCorp. analyst, hasleft the company for a job in the health care industry. Lynchcovered the managed care and facilities sectors. BMO Capital Markets is ownedby the Bank ofMontreal.

XLCatlin's insurance operations promoted Carrie Huang to underwriting manager for war,terrorism and political violence for Asia. XL Catlin is the global brand usedby XL Group Plc'sinsurance and reinsurance companies. 

BobHord joinedVoya Financial Inc.'sretirement business as director of consultant relations, among otherappointments. Hord most recently served as vice president and senior consultantrelations director at Wells Fargo& Co.

April 28

as CEO ofLife Partners HoldingsInc. and all other positions she held with the company and itsunits. 

QBENorth America promoted John Burkhart to senior vice president, head ofmanagement liability and professional lines.

AndrewGibbs was hired aschairman and COO of AmTrustInternational Insurance Ltd., part of

Christopher Isaak as senior vicepresident, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective April28.

CarrieO'Neil was appointedsenior vice president at JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of . O'Neil will join JLT Specialty's legal and claims practice asthe U.S. financial lines product leader. O'Neil most recently worked as vicepresident, executive and professional lines at , part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

'sPrudential Annuities named Melissa Kivett senior vice president and businessstrategy officer. Kivett was previously senior vice president of businessdevelopment and strategy for Assurant Inc.

PatrickHealey was tapped assenior vice president, distribution and regional management for Zurich Canada,effective May 1.

appointed Lisa Butleras chief talent and diversity officer.