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Insurance moves through Aug. 2

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. 2

Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. named Cheung Kwan to the new role of executive vice president and COO for division Century Insurance Group. Kwan will work out of the Westerville, Ohio, location.

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Kevin Counihan, who had been Healthcare.gov CEO until January, joined Centene Corp., Vox reported.

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Nationwide named Mark Hackett chief of investment research. Hackett will head Nationwide Funds' capital markets analysis and previously worked at Nuveen and Vanguard Group. Nationwide Funds is composed of Nationwide Fund Advisors, Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC and Nationwide Fund Management LLC.

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Travelers Cos. Inc. board unanimously elected CEO Alan Schnitzer chairman. He succeeds John Dasburg.

Aug. 1

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. named Cormac McNamara property and casualty manager for BHSI Ireland. He was previously Ireland underwriting and distribution manager for MS Amlin Plc/Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group.

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Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc subsidiary JLT Specialty USA hired Michael O'Brien as executive vice president. O'Brien most recently was a managing director at Aon Plc.

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Krischa Winright left Priority Health, less than two months after the company announced her promotion to chief marketing and digital officer, the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Business Journal reported. With her departure, Marti Lolli will lead Priority Health's marketing efforts as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of employer solutions. Lolli serves as senior vice president of commercial markets at the company.

July 31

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. named Matt Harris head of its Europe and Asia operations. He most recently led American International Group Inc.'s Southeast Asia country operations. In addition, ArgoGlobal named Dominic Kirby managing director of Argo Managing Agency. Kirby is succeeding David Harris.

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Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. appointed Bill Jeatran president and Christina Mott COO.

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National Western Life Insurance Co. appointed R. Bruce Wallace senior vice president and chief marketing officer of its domestic insurance operations. Wallace most recently was senior vice president and head of strategic distribution for Voya Financial Inc.

July 26

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. named Vanessa Maxwell head of professional indemnity and cyber insurance and Tom Dilley head of financial institutions in southern Europe. Maxwell most recently was the head of professional liability, cyber and commercial institutions for American International Group Inc. in the U.K.

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FM Global named two managers in global offices.