January 17, 2020 - BNK Insurance Services announced that it is offering a specialized errors and omissions insurance policy tailored specifically for Mortgage Brokers.

January 16, 2020 - Insurance and benefits claims firm Sedgwick reports it has acquired Chattanooga, Tennessee-based G&E Enterprises.

January 16, 2020 - TRISTAR Insurance Group – a major, privately-owned independent third-party claims administrator in the US – has agreed to acquire Aspen Risk Management Group.

Pina Albo Featured

Pina Albo joined Hamilton Insurance Group as Chief Executive Officer in January 2018.

Pina began her career as a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. After practicing in real estate, corporate finance and M&A, she accepted a position at Munich Re as a claims expert. During her 25-year career at Munich Re, Pina held increasingly senior positions which included Head of Casualty Unit, North America/UK and International D&O/EPL; Head of Casualty Operations at Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada and Temple Insurance Company; Executive Head of Department UK and Ireland; President, National Clients Division, Munich Re America; and President, Reinsurance Division, Munich Re America. Pina’s last position at Munich Re was Member of the Board of Executive Management where her responsibilities included P&C business and operations in Europe and Latin America.

Pina currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Reinsurance Group of America, the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, Blue Marble Microinsurance (Observer) and Attune Insurance (Observer). She also serves as an ambassador for the Insurance Supper Club, an international organization that aims to improve networking opportunities for women across the finance and insurance industries.

Pina has been a member of many industry boards including the Board of the Insurance Information Institute, the Board of the Reinsurance Association of America, and the National Board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

She has been recognized for her contributions to the insurance industry and has received numerous awards including the Association of Professional Insurance Women’s “Woman of the Year” (2011). She was designated a “Top Influencer” in Insurance Business America’s List of “Hot 100” (2014) and placed on Intelligent Insurer’s list of ‘Top 100 Women in Re/insurance” (2014 and 2015).

Pina holds a Maîtrise en Droit, International and European Community Law, from L’Université d’Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France; a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Languages from the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

VJ Dowling Featured

Mr. Dowling serves as Managing Partner of Dowling & Partners Securities, LLC, which he co-founded in January 1990. Mr. Dowling began his career with A.J.B. Zunser and Co. in 1982 as a junior insurance stock analyst. He joined Fox-Pitt Kelton in 1983 and was admitted to the FPK partnership in 1986. Mr. Dowling received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


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McKeel began playing with cars as a boy and hasn’t stopped since, turning his parent’s small local insurance agency into the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance to vintage vehicle enthusiasts and an automotive lifestyle brand focused on the love of cars and driving.

His “grow yourself first” approach to life and leadership has been so successful that in 2016-2017 he was elected international chairman of YPO, the world’s largest peer-to-peer group for CEOs. During his term, he traveled extensively, talking to world leaders and business innovators about leadership and success. He’ll share his thoughts on these subjects in his first book, “Who Will Lead?” due out next spring.

McKeel’s knowledge and enthusiasm have given him a reputation as an authority within the automotive and automotive media worlds, representing the classic car community on numerous boards and advisory groups, and appearing regularly as a commentator for ESPN, SPEED, CNBC and Discovery. He is also a long-time judge of the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Before choosing the family business, he studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest (Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary) and then a philosophy professor (Boston College). He lives with his wife Soon Hagerty near Traverse City, Michigan, the cherry capital of the world, on a narrow peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan. They have three wonderful daughters, Olivia, Sophia and Ava.

To this day, McKeel’s fondest car memory is, at the age of 13, buying and restoring a 1967 Porsche 911S that he and his dad found in pieces in snowbanks behind an old garage.

He cherishes it and drives it to this day.

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Ivy Kusinga Featured

Ivy Kusinga is the Chief Culture and Talent Officer at Chubb; a global P&C insurer serving large corporate, mid-market, small business, and lower-middle income to high-net-worth consumers through brokerage, agency and direct-to-consumer distribution channels. Chubb has a global footprint in 54 countries.

With more than 25 years of work experience, Ivy partners with business and functional leaders to strengthen Chubb’s culture and provide an inclusive, equitable environment that enables high performance. Additionally, Ivy works with leadership teams across Chubb to support Chubb’s focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent. Prior to this role, Ivy led the talent management function for Chubb North America and worked for Chubb Overseas General as VP, Business Development, International Accident & Health. Ivy has two daughters and serves on several non-profit boards.

January 15, 2020 - One80 Intermediaries, a national wholesale insurance broker and program manager headquartered in Boston, Mass., has acquired Vista Underwriting Partners, a full service managing general underwriter of medical stop loss insurance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Janaury 15, 2020 - Cyber incidents ranked as the top business risk globally for the first time in the Allianz Risk Barometer 2020.

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, today officially announces the promotion of Renée A. McFadden. McFadden, a member of Distinguished Programs for more than 18 years, will now take over as vice president and regional sales executive in New Jersey and eastern Long Island, including Queens and Brooklyn. 

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