Appoints Peter Lieb as EVP and general counsel. He
comes from NCR Corporation. >> Rob Brown named CEO of Aon
Ltd. in London, succeeding Peter Harmer who resigned. Brown
retains previous responsibilities as CEO of Aon Corp. and
Affinity. >> Fred Milstein moves from cineFinance to
become managing director or worldwide marketing and business
development in Los Angeles for Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER
Receives approval from Illinois attorney general and
Department of Insurance that it can again accept contingent
commission on retail brokerage business beginning Oct. 1. This
amends the 2005 settlement agreement with the state. >>
Richard McKenna, president of Gallagher Bassett Services,
retires. A search is underway for a successor.
Appoints Robert Smith EVP of operations. He comes from
Beecher Carlson in Atlanta. >> Acquires three California
agencies: Renaissance Agencies; Portal Group Holdings; and
Personal Insurance Administrators. Renaissance is
California’s largest organization specializing in
insurance of student health for colleges and universities.
Portal is the state’s largest provider of employee
benefits, retirement services and HR outsourcing to
Clements International promotes J. Christopher Beck to
president from SVP.
Shaun Hooper joins as head of group operations. He most
recently was COO at Bluefin Insurance Services.
COTTINGHAM & BUTLER
Agrees to buy Baker Tilly Employee Benefits, formerly
know as Virchow Krause Employee Benefits. Sue Chemerow and Ben
Butler, formerly principals at Baker Tilly, will head the unit.
Baker Tilly is the exclusive U.S.-branded firm in the Baker
Tilly International network. Upon completion of the deal, the
unit will be renamed Cottingham & Butler Consulting
New office is open for business at 126, Fifth Avenue,
Third Floor, New York. Layout and technology focus on ease of
workflow and security.
FIRST HORIZON INSURANCE
Kim Riley promoted to president.
Peter Draveck named as CFO for First Niagara Risk
Promotes Caroline Albertson and Mike Fox to regional
operations managers for loss adjusting services. Albertson will
lead operations in the eastern U.S., and Fox will head
operations out west.