ALLIANT INSURANCE SERVICES
Diana Kiehl, 18-year veteran of the brokerage, named
chief administrative officer, a new position created to handle
the firm’s rapid growth.
Aon Risk Services expands executive ranks in Texas:
William Helander joins as VP in Dallas; in Houston, Larry
Hansard, previously of Alliant Insurance Services, joins as
SVP, while Diana George, also from Alliant becomes VP for large
p-c programs. >> Launches industry’s first policy
for space investors through its International Space Brokers. A
claim is triggered by damage to or total loss of the
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Buys employee benefits brokerage Joseph James &
Assoc. of Dublin, Ohio. Fritz Neuhart and staff will continue
operations in Dublin under William Ziebell, North Central
Regional EVP of Gallagher’s employee benefits operations.
>> Acquires Risk & Reward Group, a London-based
employee benefits brokerage. This is Gallagher’s first
employee benefits buy in the U.K.
Welcomes Miller Insurance Services, Griffiths &
Armour (both from the U.K.), and Associated Insurance
Consultants of the United Arab Emirates to its 106-member
BARNEY & BARNEY
Acquires Virtual Cosourcing Solutions, with its CEO,
Stan Lambert, as principal. He has launched a Specialty
Services unit within the employee benefits division. It will
provide extended customer service hours, online enrollment
purchasing and other services.
Buys Gilmore Insurance in New Jersey. It offers
commercial, personal and employee benefits insurance services.
James Gilmore will move with the firm and be SVP at Bollinger.
He and staff are relocating to Short Hills office.
BROWN & BROWN
Buys four retail agencies in Connecticut: McCutcheon
Burr & Sons, The Gardner-Kirby Group, Stone Insurance
Agencies, and Hedden Insurance. Donald McGowan, EVP of Brown
& Brown of Connecticut, will head the units. Operations in
Bridgeport, Jewett City and Marlborough, Conn., along with
specialty programs for transportation and drag racing clients
were not included in the sale.
Forms Brownyard Client Services to serve as facilitator
between its agents/brokers and its underwriting and claims
teams. Judy Loria and Ruth Connelly will co-manage the
Establishes brokerage unit to expand from retail to
commercial lines. It will focus on p-c, liability, credit and
guarantee, cargo, employee benefits, and specialty insurance
Planning merger with Swett & Crawford to form new
holding company that will be held largely by employees. Toby
Esser will be group CEO. Neal Abernathy will continue as CEO of
Swett & Crawford, with Cooper Gay’s North American
business reporting to him. Together, the two place about $3.6
billion in premiums globally.