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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.

March 30

promoted Bryon Ehrhart,CEO of Aon Benfield Americas, to global head of growth and development, Business Insurance .


MichaelKerner will joinEverest Re Group Ltd.as executive vice president and head of strategy and risk management. Kernerwas CEO of general insurance at ZurichInsurance Group Ltd. Also, John Doucette is becoming president andCEO of the Everest Re reinsurance division, while Jonathan Zaffino will becomepresident of the North America insurance division.


the employment ofJuanell Hefner, chief administration officer, and Steven Tough, president ofgovernment programs, effective as of March 24. The employment terminationsfollow Centene Corp.'scompleted of Health Net.


DanielMurphy joined AspenInsurance as senior vice president for energy and construction. Most recently,Murphy served as a vice president with Liberty International Underwriters,focused on energy, power generation, construction and heavy industry. AspenInsurance is the insurance segment of AspenInsurance Holdings Ltd. Liberty International Underwriters is partof Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.


announced that Robert Stuchbery, president of international operations anddeputy chairman of Chaucer, willretire from the company and each of its subsidiaries, effective May31.


MichaelCasella was hired aspresident of international insurance at NavigatorsGroup Inc., effective April 1. Casella previously worked withTravelers Insurance.


VermontDepartment of Financial Regulation Commissioner Susan Donegan June 30, thedepartment confirmed in an email. Donegan is vice chair of the NAIC'sInternational Insurance Relations Committee and had been designated to chairthe committee afterFlorida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty resigns in May.

March 29

CNAbrought on board JoelTownsend as senior vice president for claim. Most recently, Townsend served assenior vice president and worldwide specialty claims manager at Chubb. CNA is aservice mark registered by CNAFinancial Corp. with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


VictoriaSharp was appointedmarket chief medical officer at AmeriHealthCaritas Iowa Inc.

March 28

MagMutualInsurance Co. addedJim Kenney as regional senior vice president of North Carolina and will leadsales and business development in the state. Kenney was most recently vicepresident of Northeast/Mid-Atlantic sales at Medical Protective Co. Also, Mark Francis, formerlyregional senior vice president for North Carolina and South Carolina, willtransition into the role of senior vice president of South Carolina for workerscompensation programs. MagMutual's insurance products and services are issuedand underwritten by MAG MutualInsurance Co. and its affiliates.


MarkHoward will serve asNationwide Mutual Insurance Co.'schief legal officer, effective April 11. Howard succeeds , who plans to retire inApril. Most recently, Howard served as senior vice president and deputy generalcounsel for United ServicesAutomobile Association.


DigitalBenefit Advisors hiredDebbie Jones to be regional director of operations for all offices in theCarolinas. Jones previously served at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolinaas regional director of sales and sales retention manager. Digital BenefitAdvisors is a division of Digital Insurance, an employee benefits-only agencyand a subsidiary of FidelityNational Financial Inc.

March 25

unit Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin namedPaul Nobile president. Nobile succeeded Lawrence Schreiber, who was namedpresident of Empire BlueCross BlueShield in December 2015.

March 24

Aspart of Centene's acquisition of Health Net, Michael Neidorff the combined companyas chairman, president and CEO, while Jeffrey Schwaneke will serve as executivevice president, CFO and treasurer. Jay Gellert, former president and CEO ofHealth Net, and James Woys, former executive vice president, chief financialand operating officer, and interim treasurer of Health Net, have entered intoconsulting agreements and will be assisting Centene to achieve a smooth transition.


's board Emmanuel Clarkepresident and CEO, subject to approval by Bermuda immigration.


BillPuleo took on therole of senior vice president, head of custom industry solutions for overseasgeneral insurance at Chubb Ltd.Prior to ACE's acquisition of ChubbCorp. in January, Puleo served as senior vice president ofinternational property underwriting at Chubb.


BlueCross Blue Shield of Michigan promotedseveral executives, including CFO and Executive Vice President Mark Bartlett,who will become enterprise CFO, Crain'sDetroit Business reported.


SteveDivine is nowSafety National Casualty Corp.'ssenior vice president for finance and a member of the company's seniormanagement team.


added RaymondIardella as vice president of investor relations. Iardella joins fromCitadel LLC'sSurveyor Capital, where he was an analyst covering insurance brokers andunderwriters.


AndrewGoldstein was tappedas leader for Willis TowersWatson Plc's executive compensation consulting practice in NorthAmerica. Goldstein succeeds Todd Lippincott, who left the company in late 2015for a senior corporate position.


Chubbelected Darren Cantto serve as head of risk engineering for P&C for Asia-Pacific. Cant willretain his current role of overseeing the company's P&C risk engineeringservices team for the region from Melbourne, Australia.