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ALL RISKS
Carolina Casualty extends All Risks’ binding authority nationwide (except in California) for trucking risks with a fleet size of 11 or more power units. >> Steven Kass and entire Champion Special Risk Brokers team join All Risks’ Ft. Lauderdale office upon acquisition of Champion.
www.allrisks.com

AMWINS
Buys American Southwest Insurance Managers, Excel General Agency and Oakwood Software Insurance Solutions. American Southwest and Excel are non-standard auto MGAs, and Oakwood provides policy and claims admin systems. Jim Whited and Debra Williams, founders of American Southwest, will continue leading that unit, and Doug Hite and David Scruggs will remain heads of Oakwood. Scruggs will also lead Excel. >> Samuel Fleet elected treasurer of PIMA, the Professional Insurance Marketing Association.
www.amwins.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Buys Woodbrook Underwriting Agencies in London, which represents major insurers and Lloyd’s syndicates. Specialists in real estate, distribution, leisure, education and community service sectors. Woodbrook merging with OIM Underwriting, Gallagher’s current MGA in London. They will do business as AJG Underwriting Group. Chris Blackwell and Woodbrook team to stay in current offices in Essex and at Lloyd’s under the direction of David Ross, CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher (UK). >> Acquires Risk Planners, wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, doing business-to-business retail insurance sales in the grocery industry. It will operate under direction of Thomas Gallagher.
www.ajg.com

ASSURED AGENCIES
Private equity firm GTCR plans to invest up to $250 million in a new middle-market commercial brokerage, Assured Agencies, headed by Jim Henderson and Tom Riley. Henderson is former Brown & Brown vice chair and COO. Riley was regional president and chief acquisition officer there. Henderson is CEO of Assured Agencies. Riley is president and COO. They intend to build the company through acquisitions and seek to establish geographic platforms nationwide.
www.assuredagencies.com

BALDWIN & LYONS
Makes executive appointments. Promotes Mark Bonini to EVP of sales, marketing and underwriting; Jim Isham to SVP of administration; and Craig Morfas to SVP of claims and legal, and corporate secretary. Joe DeVito remains CEO, president and COO.
www.baldwinandlyons.com

BB&T
Promotes David Owen to director of commercial lines and insurance services in Fort Myers, Fla., office. He continues as branch manager in Cape Coral and will oversee all commercial operations in Fort Myers, Holmes Beach, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Sarasota, and Weston, Fla.
www.bbt.com

BROWN & BROWN
Massachusetts division buys United Benefit Services and Beverly T. Gottlieb & Associates, two Boston-area employee benefits and individual health and life agencies. Employees and operations continue from previous locations under leadership of Stephen Peck, principal of United Benefit Services. >> Names Vaughn Stoll director of company acquisitions. He will help identify and evaluate acquisition opportunities for HQ and subsidiaries nationwide. He was regional finance officer. >> Names Elizabeth White president of Peachtree Special Risk Brokers. She is a lifetime “Top Gun” and 2009 “Mentor of the Year.”
www.bbinsurance.com

THE BUCKNER COMPANY
Buys Dana Benefits and hires Carol Dana in employee benefits division.
www.buckner.com

CLEMENTS
Dante Disparte rejoins as director of partner solutions for global broker and partner network, a new role targeting the growth of the wholesale division worldwide. He had moved to Kjaer Group, where he served as CEO.
www.clements.com

CONDON SKELLY
Jim Kruse chosen as new program director. He has worked in the collector car field for more than 18 years with K&K and Aon and, most recently, in MTK Specialty, which he founded. (NSM bought Condon Skelly early in 2010.)
www.condonskelly.com

CONNOR STRONG
Selects Onlife Health as client wellness provider. Suite of products and services includes personal wellness coaching, onsite health screenings and seminars, office fitness center development and management, and interactive Web and social media tools. Available first to government entities and school districts.
www.connorstrong.com

CRUMP
Hires Sean Wilson as VP and broker in San Francisco’s Spear Street office. He was VP with Polaris Risk Management & Insurance Services’ Construction Services Group.
www.crumpins.com

DOODSON BROKING GROUP
Unites with Dallas-based CSI Entertainment Insurance to form Doodson Entertainment, which will be the world’s largest brokerage for music and special events, including more than 10,000 concerts, 600 music festivals and 300 touring artists. James Chippendale, founder of CSI, is president of the new venture. Roger Sandau is CEO.
www.doodsonus.com

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