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Insurance moves through Oct. 5

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

Oct. 5

As part of Syncora Holdings Ltd.'s reorganization of its managementteam in 2017, President and CEO Susan Comparato the company in mid-2017 afterassisting with the transition to her successor, who is expected to be FrederickHnat.

Peter Solmssen joined American International Group Inc. as executive vicepresident and general counsel.

Willis ReInc. hired Printhan Sothinathan as managing director and headof specialty analytics. Sothinathan previously served at as managingdirector of continental Europe.

Teresa Kline was appointed president and CEO of , aswell as executive vice president of Henry Ford Health System.

Oct. 4

Seraina Maag was named CEO of Hamilton USA, part of Maagsucceeds Bob Deutsch, who assumed the role of acting CEO after the resignationof Conan Ward. Maag most recently was CEO and executive vice president ofregional management and operations at AIG.

Tokio MarineHCC tapped Brad Breau as senior vice president and chiefinformation officer. Breau most recently was senior vice president and chieftechnology officer, as well as global head for IT operations, for AIG Consumer Insurance.

Will Frohne and Craig McGinnes the newly formed marine businessof Brit Ltd.'s BritGlobal Specialty USA as vice president of cargo and vice president of yacht,respectively. Frohne worked previously as assistant region head of marine atAllianz Group.

Managing directors for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s offices inGreensboro and Winston-Salem, N.C., expect to expand their staffs, the Triad Business Journal reported.

Everest Insurance appointed Christopher Curtin vice president and head ofexcess and surplus property. Curtin previously was national branch propertyexecutive and U.S.-Canada multinational property leader at AIG unit

Following HubInternational Ltd.'s acquisition of Sweet & Baker InsuranceBrokers Inc., Bruce Callander, Sweet & Baker's president, Hub California.

Oct. 3

Martin Thompson was named president and CEO of RSA Canada. Thompson hasbeen serving as president and acting CEO since July, when Rowan Saunders leftthe company. RSA Canada is part of RSA Insurance Group Plc.

John Hancock brought on board Barbara Goose as chief marketingofficer. Goose previously served as global chief marketing officer atAltisource Portfolio SolutionsSA. John Hancock Financial is a division of

JLT Re (North America) Inc. John Speckman as senior vicepresident in Stamford, Conn. Speckman will be part of the workers' compensationand programs practice groups. JLT Re is part of .

Gene Boxer joined Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. as executivevice president and group general counsel of Sirius Group, among otherappointments.

As part of the merger of Maritime Program Group Inc. andAxiom Insurance Management Ltd., Axiom founders Alison Kelly and Clark Travitzwill become part ofMaritime Program's executive leadership team.

Dieter Korte assumed the role of senior vice president for customersegments at CNA. CNA is a service mark of CNA Financial Corp.

Following Alliant Insurance Services Inc.'s acquisition of HechtGroup, Tricia Hecht-Glad, Hecht Group's president, along with the managementteam and staff, willjoin Alliant.

Arya Yarpezeshkan was tapped as senior vice president and director of riskmanagement at Validus HoldingsLtd. unit WesternWorld Insurance Group Inc. Yarpezeshkan most recently was chiefrisk officer at Navigators Group and headed up its global enterprise riskmanagement program.

Sept. 30

AIG brought on board Hugh Tamassia as chief enterprisearchitect. Tamassia most recently served at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as chief technology officer forconsumer and community banking servicing.

John Goldsmith, chairman and CEO of TigerRisk Partners UK,will retire Dec. 31.Hugo Crawley will succeed him in those positions.

LeadenhallCapital Partners LLP set up a U.S. operation, focused ondevelopment and investor relations in North America, and Brian Weatherholtz theoperation's managing director, Artemis reported.

Fiona Matthews was appointed global head of 's definedcontribution master trust business, LifeSight. Jo Kite is replacing Matthews asmanaging director of LifeSight UK.

JLT Re (North America) Inc.'s workers' compensation unitadded John Brodsky assenior vice president to focus on the development of the company's casualtypractice. Brodsky previously worked at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.'s , where hewas a member of workers' compensation specialty practice.

Sept. 29

Recent executive moves at Pacific Life Insurance Co. include the of Adrian Griggs,executive vice president and CFO, to the position of COO.

Argo GroupInternational Holdings Ltd. named Jose Hernandez head of its international businessand David Harris head of performance. Hernandez most recently was president andCEO of AIG's Asia-Pacific region. Harris will continue to serve as managingdirector of ArgoGlobal Syndicate 1200 until a successor is found.

Kevin Morrissey is replacing Larry Madge as chief actuary of Madgewas appointed CEO of PVI Sun LifeInsurance Co. Ltd.

Arch Insurance Group added James Slate senior vice president and head ofaccident and health for the U.S. Slate succeeds Richard Richiski, who retiredearlier in 2016. Most recently, Slate was head of accident and health for theU.S. at AIG. Arch Insurance Group is a member of

Peter Danna rejoined Radian Group Inc. as senior vice president of structuredproducts.

ChubbLtd. madethree appointments within its P&C business for Asia-Pacific.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance about 100 jobs this year,with hundreds more expected to be cut in 2017, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported.