ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Buys Brazilian reinsurance brokerage Securitas Re,
based in Sao Paulo and specializing in p-c, surety and
construction coverage for the petrochemical, energy and
construction industries. It will be renamed Gallagher Brazil
and run by current manager, Fernando Prado, under the direction
of David Ross, CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher (U.K.) Ltd.
BARNEY & BARNEY
Opens national Compensation Consulting Practice, led by
Appoints Tim Davidson as SVP for Risk Services, based
in the Nashville office. He comes from Marsh.
BROWN & BROWN
Acquires Medical Settlement Protocols, a national
provider of Medicare set-aside services, based in Colorado.
Robert Sagrillo and staff will continue under the current name
and office. >> Expands in Seattle with purchase of
DiMartino Associates, an employee benefits services agency with
about $4.3 million in annual revenue. Greg DiMartino and staff
will continue to operate from their office. DiMartino Financial
Services was not part of the sale.
Scot Parnell named EVP and CFO, succeeding Dave
Obenauer, who became president of the p-c insurance division in
January. Parnell was CFO of Student Loan Corp.
Glatfelter Public Practice promotes Mark McCrary to
president from regional VP.
Names Roberto Clogau as head of Argentine operations.
He was previously with Marsh Argentina. >> Also hires
Alberto Montepagano from Marsh Re Argentina to be senior broker
for facultative business in the Buenos Aires office.
Fred de Grosz, chair of The Council in 2004, joins IMA
board of directors. >> IMA hires Laurie Hoag Winkler as
an employee benefits account exec in the Denver office.
Expands into Arkansas, its 37th state. Philip Dawson,
managing partner of Midwestern operations, will oversee
Arkansas services. >> Ed Budanauro joins as regional
manager for Iroquois Southwest, covering New Mexico, Colorado
and western Texas. >> Hires Mike Mullens as regional
manager in Northern California.
Promotes Thomas Schaffler to president of its Chicago
office’s employee benefits practice. >> Hires Lisa
Humphrey as VP in the international practice in Chicago. She
was previously with Aon. >> Promotes Lissa Thomson to SVP
and chief consultant for Lockton Benefit Group’s Southern
California office, a newly created position. She will remain on
the national Strategic Initiative Group. >> Also in that
office, Bryan Davis joins as VP and senior consultant. >>
David Bachrach joins northeast operation in New York City as
SVP for employee benefits. >> Sheri Pixley promoted to
new position, EVP and practice leader at Lockton Dunning
Benefits in Dallas.