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James Drinkwater succeeds Mark Smith as president of AmWINS Brokerage. Drinkwater moves from the COO position of this division. >> Donna Hargrove joins AmWINS as general counsel. www.amwins.com


Aon Risk Services of Hawaii hires Marcus Kim as senior v.p. to focus on health care issues and large property accounts; Janet Ng as senior v.p.; Jeff Case as senior v.p. with responsibility for property, casualty and executive liability risks; and Frank Wirt as v.p. for surety issues for contractor and developer clients. >> Peter Breitstone has been appointed president and CEO of Agency Specialty Product Network Insurance Services, Aon’s marketing affiliate to independent agents. Jerry Tegan, previously in the positions, moves to chairman of the group. www.aon.com


Agrees to buy insurance operations of Union Bank of California. When sale closes, UnionBanc Insurance Services will operate as a wholly owned BB&T subsidiary. Martin Loth, manger of McGriff, Seibels & Williams’ office in Irvine, Calif., will oversee the new unit. www.bbt.com


The Executive Liability Practice now offers TopBoards, the first and only ISS-accredited board education and training program provided by an insurance brokerage and customized to meet the client’s specific needs for training and education. Participation can qualify a board for credit toward their ISS Corporate Governance Quotient. www.beechercarlson.com


CNinsure agrees to buy Khubon Insurance Loss Surveyors & Adjusters and signs a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Tianheng Insurance Loss Surveyors & Adjusters for CNinsure’s 51% purchase of the company. It intends to merge the two companies with a third surveyor/adjuster purchased in December to form one large adjusting service network under the name Fanhua CNinsure Insurance Adjusting Group. www.cninsure.net


Looking to buy the aviation and reinsurance divisions of Heath Lambert, as well as the FSJ wholesale brokerage unit and its global business solutions unit. www.coopergay.com

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