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AI RISK SPECIALISTS
Introduces AI Risk Property Complete, a suite of general property and inland marine insurance for middle-market business. Coverage can be tailored for a wide range of businesses and is a modular policy that allows various coverages to be combined into one policy underwritten by Lexington www.air-worldwide.com

AIR WORLDWIDE Names Dr. Milan Simic as managing director of AIR London Office. www.air-worldwide.com

AON
Chief financial officer, executive v.p. and chief administrative office of Aon Corp., David Bolger, is leaving Aon after a successor is appointed. He will stay on board briefly to assist in the transition. www.aon.com

AMWINS
Agrees to buy American Equity Underwriters, an Alabama-based national provider of insurance programs for maritime employers and one of the largest underwriters of USL&H in the U.S. www.amwins.com

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Acquires Tropp & Co. of Illinois, a retail insurance brokerage serving an international client base. The Tropp Mendota office will stay put; all other Tropp employees are relocating to Gallagher’s offices. >> Acquires Woods & Grooms of Columbus, Ind., a retail insurance broker and group captive administrator offering risk management, commercial p-c services and captive management services to the diesel engine distribution industry. Phillip Woods, Michael Willett and their associates will continue in their current roles under David McManus, president of Artex Risk Solutions, Gallagher's international captive sub. >> AJG names Walter Bay as v.p., general counsel and secretary, succeeding John Rosengren who will stay on as a v.p. www.ajg.com www.ajg.com

BB&T
BB&T Insurance Services, the nation’s seventh largest insurance broker, expands its metro Atlanta operation by acquiring Reese Insurance Associates of Riverdale, Ga. Reese provides both commercial and personal p-c coverage as well as group benefits insurance. www.BBT.com

BEECHER CARLSON
Expands National Healthcare team with appointment of Kevin Gabhart as managing director. He is based in the Nashville office. www.beechercarlson.com

BROOKE GROUP
Shawn Lowry resigns as director, v.p. and treasurer of Brooke Corp. He also leaves as director, president and CEO of the subsidiary Brooke Franchise. Kyle Garst replaces Lowry on Brooke Corp. board; Anita Lowry becomes v.p. and treasurer of Brooke Corp.; Chad Maxwell is new director of Brooke Franchise; and Robert Orr will serve as interim chief executive of Brooke Franchise.

BROWN & BROWN
Brown’s Protector Plan for Dentists is recognized as the largest provider of dental practice insurance in the U.S. It insures more than 28,000 dentists. www.bbinsurance.com

COLLINS
Opens office in Philadelphia, expanding mid-Atlantic regional presence, with Robert Duffield, Diane Larzelere and Maureen Brittingham on staff. >> Collins also forms a new subsidiary, Collins Capital Advisors, to offer banking advice and capital markets expertise to firms in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Gregory Clapp is managing director and head of Collins Capital Advisors and will be based in New York City. www.collins.com

GLEASON
Gleason is now accepting electronic claims at claims@gleasoninc.com. www.gleasoninc.com

GUY CARPENTER
Jonathan Ritz is appointed senior v.p. for the Eastern Region Treaty Broking team and will be based in Philadelphia. www.guycarp.com

HILB ROGAL HOBBS
Acquires Global Special Risks, an excess and surplus lines wholesale brokerage and managing general agency specializing in energy and non-marine property fields. >> Agrees to buy Charlton Manley, a retail brokerage and benefits consulting firm in Kansas, which specializes in construction, medical professional liability and truckers liability. >> Mary Botkin named senior v.p. and health care industry practice leader. www.hrh.com

INTEGRO
Ian Ullman becomes chief compliance officer and risk manager. www.integrogroup.com

IRONSHORE
Mike Mitrovic is named president of IronPro Claims. IronPro is Ironshore’s professional liability facility. www.ironshore.com

J. SMITH LANIER
Raises $200,000 at annual golf tournament for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. www.jsmithlanier.com

KINLOCH HOLDINGS
Forms employee benefits unit by buying Nystrom, Palumbo, which will change its name to Kinloch Consulting Group. The new unit will serve the New York metropolitan area from its current location in Melville, N.Y., and will be managed by Mike Palumbo and Bob Nystrom. www.kinlochholdings.com

LOCKTON
Launches new Bermuda office to handle property, energy, casualty, health care and financial lines. Ed Correia will head the unit. www.lockton.com

MARSH
Marsh’s management consulting division changes its name. Units previously known as Mercer Oliver Wyman, Mercer Management Consulting and Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting will all now be called Oliver Wyman. John Drzik is named president and CEO of Oliver Wyman. Mercer Specialty Consulting is being renamed Oliver Wyman Group, which has 3,300 employees worldwide. The split is designed to separate the brand from Mercer Human Resource consulting. >> Marsh enters joint venture in Oman with Zubair Group. >> Marsh recruits new team for professional risks in Scotland: Garry Hill, Mhairi Scott-Bennett, Shona Van Der Merwe and Robert Morris, all formerly of Aon. www.mmc.com

NAPCO
NAPCO brings Keith Johnson, former air force major, on board as placement associate in the Edison, N.J., corporate office. www.napcollc.com

RCM&D
Acquires JZA of Bethesda, Md. JZA has worked in the association and nonprofit sector, providing retirement plans, group and individual employee benefit plans and p-c brokerage. This gives RCM&D more than 250 employees. Washington area employees will consolidate in a new office in Bethesda. www.rcmd.com

RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
RMS hires Robert Bentley as first COO of the company. www.rms.com

SYNAXIS GROUP
Changes name to First Horizon Insurance, reflecting branding toward parent, First Horizon National Corp. Other agencies affected by the name change include: Polk & Sullivan, Nashville; Killebrew, Lyman and Woodworth, Chattanooga; and Merritt & McKenzie, Atlanta. www.synaxisgroup.com

USI HOLDINGS
USI names Vincent Nerlino as executive v.p. and CFO, succeeding Robert Schneider. >> Acquires Steven E. Goldin Insurance, based in Miami. It provides benefits products and services to mid-sized businesses in southeastern Florida. Steven Goldin will become benefits practice leader in the firm’s office. >> Closes on acquisition of Pavlo, Weinberg & Associates of Woodland Hills, Calif. The $3.5 million retail employee benefits brokerage serves middle market businesses in the state. It has been combined with USI’s existing Woodland Hills office. www.usi.biz

WILLIS
Hires Mark Lynch as executive v.p. of Willis Risk Solutions in the Greater Philadelphia office. >> Willis Capital Markets acts as co-lead manager of a $100 million offering of notes for earthquake risk in California, providing reinsurance protection to Aspen Insurance Ltd. The notes were issued by Ajax Re. www.willis.com

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