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.
Frederick Hnat will take on the role of president and CEO at Syncora Holdings Ltd., replacing Susan Comparato, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Hnat was previously the COO, a position that will not be filled.
Chubb Ltd. appointed John Watkins senior vice president and head of casualty claims of its North America claims organization.
Cigna Corp. named John Roble market president for Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, and Monica Schmude market president for Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
XL Catlin, the global brand used by XL Group Ltd's insurance and reinsurance companies, opened a political risk, credit and bond insurance practice in Canada, the company's first there. The practice will be led by Marvin Azzopardi, who was appointed senior underwriter.
Sentara Healthcare tapped Becky Sawyer as senior vice president of human resources, effective May 29.
CopperPoint Insurance Cos. hired Scott Shader as COO.
Willis Towers Watson Plc appointed Debby Moorman health and benefits market leader in Georgia.
Hanover Insurance Group Inc. named Bryan Salvatore executive vice president and president of specialty, effective June 12.
Northwestern Mutual appointed eight individuals to various leadership roles, effective June 1.
Stewart Information Services Corp. named Tom Konkel executive vice president and director of commercial services.
Manulife Financial Corp. announced several executive changes including the retirement of CEO Donald Guloien, effective Sept. 30. Roy Gori will succeed him Oct. 1.
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. named David Firstenberg chief underwriting officer for its property and casualty businesses.
XL Catlin appointed Rob McAdams chief underwriting officer for global marine, effective May 25.