“Both Kelly and Kaylee bring excellent communication skills and client relations experience to our growing team,” said JD Powers, president of POWERS Insurance & Risk Management. “We look forward to all they will add to our company for many years to come.”
Angela Knight, chair of the Pool Re board, said: “We are delighted that Tom will be joining us to lead Pool Re. His insurance and legal experience, particularly across strategic operations and various geographical areas and underwriting lines at MS Amlin, will be immensely valuable. He is a strong leader and communicator who will further deepen our relationships with the market and key stakeholders, including vital engagement with government and regulators. ”
Murdoch, a property / casualty insurance and risk management executive with more than 38 years’ experience in the insurance sector, will have oversight responsibilities for all aspects of the reciprocal’s claim operations. NYSIR Executive Director Bob Lulley said Murdoch’s extensive and diversified experience with insurers, reinsurers and risk management and brokerage firms “will prove to be invaluable as we continue to grow and provide our school district and BOCES members with comprehensive coverages, innovative risk management programs and responsive. customer service. ”
“Shawn’s ability to provide financial leadership allows Choice’s senior management team to focus on identifying the right partners for the platform,” said Richard Braun, president of Choice. “Shawn’s experience will be instrumental as we continue to bring on new agency partners.”
“Our law firm practice continues to grow rapidly as more firms seek our industry-leading expertise to help them deal with a difficult operating environment marked by intense competition, increasingly complex risks, and a hard commercial insurance market,” said Matt Gough, president. Ames & Gough. “Throughout his career, Uri has worked closely with managing partners and senior leaders at law firms throughout the US on strategic approaches and innovative solutions to address their evolving risk management needs. We’re delighted to welcome him to our team and look forward to his contributions to our clients and our firm. ”
WTW appointed Griffin Sole as government services industry leader. He served at DynCorp International, LLC as the senior director of risk management.
POWERS Insurance & Risk Management announced the following appointments:
- Kelly McDowell – producer
- Kaylee Rucker – administrative assistant
Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions announced that Dennis Schlaffer joined to lead its Financial Services business unit. He previously served as chief underwriting officer at Intact Insurance Specialty.
Graham Company appointed Mary Sklarski to its board of directors. She served at Chubb Insurance Company as a property underwriting trainee.
Pool Re appointed Tom Clementi as chief executive officer. He served at MS Amlin as CEO.
BMS appointed Eliot Powell as group chief commercial officer. He served at Howden as global chief transformation officer.
NAU Country Insurance Company appointed Michael “Mick” Deal as chief operating officer. He previously served as senior vice president at NAU Country.
Hi Marley appointed Margie Dillon to its board of directors. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the P&C insurance space to the board.
Transverse Insurance Group appointed Paul Goodwin as head of business development. He served at Partner as head of Americas broker relations and senior VP for global clients.
New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal announced that Michael T. Murdock joined the organization as its senior vice president of claims. He previously held executive, managerial and professional positions at Nolan Company.
Choice Financial announced that Shawn McArdle joined as chief financial officer. He served as regional CFO at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
EIS appointed Steve O’Connor as executive vice president of managed services. He served at Silicon Graphics as CIO and then vice president of professional services.
Holborn Corporation announced the following appointments:
- Greg Kaiser – executive vice president
- Tim Releford – executive vice president
- Scott Rosenthal – executive vice president
- Brian Tobin – executive vice president
- Nick Bellmont – senior vice president
- Matt Olsen – senior vice president
- Doug Rarig – senior vice president
- Paul Wojahn – senior vice president
- Dan Zitelli – senior vice president
Ames & Gough appointed Uri Gutfreund as a senior vice president focusing on law firms. He served at Risk Strategies as law firm leader, New York region.
Related: People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: March 18, 2022