People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Jan. 5, 2018

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Assurant Inc. has appointed Scott McGregor managing director of American Title Inc. (ATI), an alternative title, valuation and settlement services companies and an Assurant subsidiary. He joined ATI in May 2008 as vice president of Title Service Operations and assumed his most recent role as COO in 2013. 

Dave Wingert, executive vice president and COO of Grinnell Mutual, will serve as acting president. Wingert joined Grinnell Mutual in 2011 as CFO, vice president of the finance division, and treasurer. 

Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm, has promoted Tom Kersting to managing director and Andrew Kiernan president of insurance services. Kersting previously served as president of insurance services, and Kiernan was most recently senior director of captive services. 

Erin Schaaf¬†has been appointed Roger & Gray Insurance‘s COO. Mosty recently, she served at Arbella Mutual where she held various leadership roles in personal lines products, underwriting and fraud detection.¬†

Greene & Associates has appointed Theresa Del Priore sales manager. Del Priore comes to Greene with over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently working in the role of Vice President of Sales and Business Development with AmTrust. 

Zach McAbee has been appointed head of ocean marine for Pioneer Underwriters. Before this, McAbee served as head of ocean marine at Crum & Forster. 

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. has appointed Art Morgenstein senior vice president. He joins JLT from Aon plc, where he served as senior vice president. 

Nick Rockwell and Bonnie Brazzell have both received promotions at Eastbridge Consulting Group, effective Jan. 1. Rockwell will serve as vice president, and Brazzell will serve as senior vice president. 

Ohio Insurance Agents Association has appointed Craig Niess Business Planning and Valuation Manager. He joins with more than seven years of financial and operational consulting experience with independent agents through his tenure at Marsh, Berry & Company.

Simon Beale¬†will succeed Charles Phillipps as CEO for MS Amlin, effective April 1, 2018. Beale currently serves as MS Amlin’s chief underwriting officer.¬†

Louise Pennington¬†has been appointed Willis Towers Watson‘s large account leader for its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. Pennington joined Willis Towers Watson in 2012 and most recently served as director of client management in the company’s Metro New York region.¬†

RIMS has announced that Robert Cartwright will serve as president for the 2018 term, effective Jan. 1. He is currently the division manager of environmental, health, safety and sustainability for Bridgestone Retail Operations in the Northeast Region.

RIMS also announced the following new board members:

  • Susan Hiteshew – Senior Manager,¬†Global Insurance and Risk Financing, Under Armour, Inc.
  • Kristen Peed – Director of Corporate Risk Management, CBIZ, Inc.
  • Jennifer Santiago – Director, Risk Management, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.
  • Patrick Sterling – Senior Director, Legendary People and Risk, Texas Roadhouse.