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AON
Aon Specialty launches U.K. branch of Aon Energy, which integrates energy specialists from former Benfield Corporate Risks. Magne Seljeflot is chairman, and William “Monty” Lynch heads the London-based team.
www.aon.com

BROWN & BROWN
Buys W. R. Reed & Co. of Portland, Ore., a p-c, life, health and general insurance agency. Staff and leadership will combine with Brown & Brown’s existing Portland office.
www.bbinsurance.com

COLEMONT INSURANCE BROKERS
Appoints Gene Calahan to oversee MGA programs in Woodland Hills, Calif., office as v.p. He is also v.p. of the Los Angeles chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society.
www.colemont.com

CNINSURE
Agrees to buy controlling stake in two insurance agencies in capital cities of Zhejiang and Henan provinces. The agencies will act as strategic regional platforms and will buy other agencies down the road.
www.cninsure/english/index.htm

GUY CARPENTER
Boston office makes executive appointments: Kathleen McCann named managing director. She comes from Aon Benfield Boston. Robert Race also managing director moving over from Aon Benfield Boston. Thomas Perkins joins as senior v.p. and comes from R. K. Carvill. John Reid appointed senior v.p. Moves from Aon Benfield’s Boston office. Valerie O’Hearn, formerly of Aon Benfield in Boston, joins as v.p.
www.guycarp.com

HUB INTERNATIONAL
Hub wholesale brokerage Totten Insurance Group buys Norac Intermediaries, a wholesaler brokerage in suburban Montreal focused mainly on p-c business. Totten is now one of the largest brokerages in Quebec.
www.hubinternational.com

JARDINE LLOYD THOMPSON
JLT Re North America makes executive appointments: Steve Pekala joins as senior v.p. and treaty manager in Chicago. He comes from Aon Benfield. And Jeff Considine hired as senior v.p. in New York, moving from Guy Carpenter.
www.jltgroup.com

LOCKTON
Creates single Southeast group combining operations of suburban Miami and Atlanta offices. Doug Hutcherson leads Lockton Southeast as president. Stan Shaffer is COO. Executive v.p.’s are Neil Metzheiser, Philip Holley, Wayne Soud, and Sean Lyons.
www.lockton.com

MACNEILL GROUP
Promotes Kevin Tromer to president, succeeding Douglas Bullington. He is also COO of Focus Holdings.
www.macneillgroup.com

MARSH
Parent MMC names William Krivoshik as senior v.p. and chief information officer, a newly created role. He was previously chief technology officer at Thomson Financial. >> Flavio Piccolomini appointed as CEO of Marsh Italy, based in Milan. He was previously CEO of Willis Continental Europe. Emanuele Cordero di Vonzo is new general manager of Marsh Italy. He headed the firm’s risk management practice in Italy. >> Marsh’s London office gets contract to manage the U.K.’s governing body for athletics’ risk and insurance programs. >> Marsh forms two protected cell company captive facilities— Mangrove Insurance Solutions in Washington, D.C., and on the Isle of Man—to serve small and mid-sized businesses, as well as larger businesses that want to segregate risks associated with joint ventures and other business relations.
www.marsh.com

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