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ACORDIA

Changes name to Wells Fargo Insurance Services to brand itself more closely with the financial services imprint of parent company. The new Wells Fargo Insurance Services, serving businesses, will bring its product and services closer to Wells Fargo Insurance, which serves individuals, unifying Wells Fargo’s insurance offerings. www.acordia.com

AIR WORLDWIDE

Karen Clark, founder, president and CEO, steps down and assumes role of vice chairman of the board. S. Ming Lee becomes president and CEO. www.air-worldwide.com

ALL RISKS

All Risks, based in Maryland, opens new office in Orlando, Fla. www.allrisks.org

AON

Aon’s Entertainment Group restructures, integrating into it Aon/Albert G. Ruben, the entertainment risk brokerage. George Walden named CEO of Aon/Albert G. Ruben to succeed Sam Cargill, who becomes Entertainment Group chairman. Paul Jones and Brian Kingman are appointed co-managing directors in Ruben’s Los Angeles office.>> Aon’s Agribusiness and Food Systems Group creates new unit for specialized risks in the bio-fuels industry. The unit is call Agri-Fuels Risk Management Group, is based in Kansas City, and will be headed by Brad Richter and Keith Goodenough.>> Doug Wendt succeeds Richard Ravin as CEO of Combined Insurance Co. of America. www.aon.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER

Completes purchase of Lowndes Lambert Group Canada with Lowndes CEO Philip Kane continuing to lead the operation.>> AJG acquires Fishermans Insurance Services, which does business as FIS Marine. Robert Taylor and Bruce Thiffault will continue to operate in their Seattle location under the leadership of James McFarlane, West Coast Regional Manager of Gallagher’s Broker Services Retail Division.>> AJG acquires Elite Benefits Insurance Marketing Services.>> AJG combines AJG Bermuda, Innovative Risk Services, Scholastic & Municipal Risk Services and AJG captive management units in Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Hawaii and Vermont to form Artex Risk Solutions, which will provide alternative risk transfer services. It will focus on commercial middle-market and public entity segments. David McManus will serve as president of Artex and will remain based in Bermuda.>> Susan McGrath joins as corporate v.p. and chief human resource officer, replacing the retiring Elizabeth Brinkerhoff. www.ajg.com

BEECHER CARLSON

Acquires T.R. Jones along with its affiliate Kraft Insurance Agency. The purchase adds five Florida offices to Beecher Carlson’s current presence in the state. T.R. Jones and Kraft  have expertise in the hospitality, health care and construction industries.>> Beecher Carlson appoints Ida Havens as senior v.p., National Healthcare Practice. This is the first production appointment in Houston.>> Frank McKenna chosen to lead California operations. www.beechercarlson.com

BENFIELD

Appoints Michael Lazarus to head Facultative Solutions for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Lazarus will be based in Sydney. www.benfieldgroup.com

BISYS

Acquires Truckwriters, an Atlanta-based managing general agency, a business unit of Zurich North America Commercial. www.bisys.com

BLISS & GLENNON

Opens new regional office in Lynnwood, Wash., as part of national expansion plan. www.bgsurplus.com

BOLLINGER

Acquires two New Jersey agencies: The Peter Duffy Agency, specialist in surety bonds, and Patchett, Grode & Topp. www.bollingerinsurance.com

BROOKE CORPORATION

Brooke Savings Bank is being acquired by First American Capital Corporation for stock transfer of more than six million First American shares, thereby increasing Brooke’s ownership of First American Capital from 55% to 72%.>> Oakmont Acquisition Corp. is buying Brooke Credit with the intent to go public, subject to closing requirements. www.brookeagency.com

BROWN & BROWN

Agrees to buy ALCOS of Sterling Heights, Mich., which focuses on employee benefits, commercial and personal lines, life insurance and employee benefits administration.>> In the southern U.S., Brown buys Shapiro Insurance, Marcello Agency, American Insurance Service and Beyer-Beeson Insurance Agency. www.bbinsurance.com

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