Aon Risk Solutions hires Michael Barbarita as managing
director and SVP of Pittsburgh office. He moves from Marsh USA,
where he led the Pittsburgh office and was East partnership
leader. >> Affinity Healthcare professional liability
programs for healthcare industry now open to brokers
nationwide. >> Steve McGill promoted to Aon group
president based in London. He will retain position as chairman
and CEO of Aon Risk Solutions but will now also oversee
firm’s overall growth strategy. He will continue
reporting to Aon president and CEO Greg Case.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Acquires Broker Benefit Services of Chesterfield, Mo.,
specializing in group health and welfare, executive benefits
and wellness plans. Corey Durbin, John Byrne and associates
continue in current location under direction of William
Ziebell, North Central regional EVP of Gallagher’s
employee benefit unit. >> Also acquires Grossman &
Assoc. in Beachwood, Ohio. The employee benefits brokerage
offers group health, welfare and wellness plans and specializes
in educational institutions, public entities, nonprofits, and
professional services firms. Ned Grossman and colleagues
continue at current location under direction of William
Ziebell. >> Three appointed as corporate VPs: Eric Dean,
Jerome Hanner, Cara Richardson.
Enters into network access agreement with United Concordia
Dental to expand preferred provider organization network,
combining United Concordia’s Advantage Plus network with
Assurant’s Dental Health Alliance. The larger, combined
network is marketed as United Concordia Alliance Network.
Rolls out new fee-disclosure format to increase transparency
to plan sponsors of defined contribution plans. Receives
Dalbar’s seal of approval on form, which will help plan
sponsors better understand and compare fees and services and
meet their fiduciary duties to plan participants under the
Stacy Stevens joins as SVP for national complex commercial p-c
programs. She is based in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was with
Lowe Enterprises, where she was SVP managing placement of
insurance programs and loss control for hotels, resorts and
Names Dwight Newman as director of marketing with primary
responsibility for commercial lines.
Offers new pest control program with Argonaut Insurance for
residential and commercial operators in 14 states initially.
Package product with general liability, auto, workers
compensation and excess liability available. Program
administered from Atlanta.
BROWN & BROWN
Linda Downs promoted to COO. Charles Lydecker promoted to
newly created role of retail president, the firm’s
largest division. Both were regional presidents and continue to
report to J. Powell Brown, who cites the promotions as part of
the brokerage’s “2B” goal—the
attainment of $2 billion in annual revenue.
Legacy Crump p-c brokerage re-branded under CRC | Crump name.
Does not affect CRC or legacy Crump p-c program divisions.
Southern Cross Underwriters, Tapco Underwriters, 5Star
Specialty Programs, Haleigh Negley & Assoc., and Target
Insurance Services continue under their own names. No office
locations are being combined at this time.
DOHN & MAHER
President Carl Dohn Jr. elected president of National
Association of Surety Bond Producers. He has 37 years
experience in the industry and started his surety career in
1973 at Safeco.