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The specialty broker for architects, engineers, contractors and law firms hires longtime industry marketing and publication specialist Meike Olin as its first national marketing director. www.amesgough.com

Names Christa Davies as executive vp and CFO, succeeding David Bolger as of March 2008. Bolger will serve as chief operations officer for the Chicago Olympic Committee. www.aon.com

Opens new Capital Markets Division, led by Michael Steel in London and Edward Torres and Ron Collins in New York. The division is part of Benfield Advisory, the corporate finance and advisory business unit, and will operate alongside the existing Corporate Advisory Division. The new division will deal with non-traditional risk transfer solutions and will establish and manage a dedicated Industry Loss Warranties Desk. >> Mike Cain moves from Benfield’s legal team to become the COO and general counsel for Benfield Advisory. www.benfield.com

Sells two subsidiaries to Hull & Co. See Hull entry for details. www.bollinger.com

Keith Bouchey is new president, CEO and director, replacing Anita Larson who has moved to be chair of Brooke’s finance subsidiary, Brooke Credit Corp. Carl Baranowski is now senior counsel. >> Brooke Franchise acquires 60 insurance agency locations from entities associated with J and P Holdings, specializing in auto insurance. www.brookeagent.com

Buys regional insurer, Island Risk, of Long Island, N.Y. >> Also purchases the p-c business of JPMorgan Insurance Agency. >> Tavor Corp., a New Jersey agency specializing in trade credit insurance, ocean marine and international insurance, is acquired and will combine with the existing Brown & Brown Metro office in Florham Park, N.J. >> Also adds Security Insurance and Security Risk Manager of Tennessee to the list of recent purchases. >> Programs Division in California now offers professional liability for broker/dealer firms with fewer than 100 registered representatives with a fast-track application process. www.bbinsurance.com

Adds new, admitted, general liability program for contractors working out west and in Florida. The program is for exclusive producers specializing in construction and is intended for new projects and high-risk classes. www.coronadoinsurance.com

This employee benefits brokerage for the small-business market establishes a brand new position—vice president of acquisitions, filled by Brian Jones—to implement its strategic expansion into succession planning solutions for independent agencies and agencies focused on the small-group marketplace. www.digitalinsurance.com

Continues staff growth with appointment of Teri Zanders as vice president of business development and client services.

Agrees to purchase Banc of America Corporate Insurance Agency, a middle-market insurance intermediary in the northeastern U.S. The consumer insurance business of Bank of America is not included. www.hrh.com

Buys two Bollinger subsidiaries—Market Solution Managers and Princeton Risk Managers, providers of excess and surplus lines for the northeastern U.S. and beyond. Princeton Risk Managers will be combined with Hull’s existing office in Florham Park, N.J. www.bbinsurance.com

Guy Carpenter’s U.S. subsidiary, Reinsurance Solutions International, and the UK affiliate, ReSolutions International Ltd., are re-branding under the same name—Reinsurance Solutions—to clarify their relationship to a growing global clientele. >> Hires Berry Verkaar as senior vp for Treaty in the Benelux Region. >> Joseph Vitale becomes senior vp of GCFac, Guy Carpenter’s facultative reinsurance unit. >> Peter Zaffino moves from head of Eastern Region to executive vp and head of U.S. treaty operations. >> Charles Hewitt becomes executive vp within Guy Carpenter. www.guycarp.com

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