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As of May 16, 2019


As of May 16, 2019

23 POMs: Michael Brodzinski; Joseph Curatolo; Tony DeRiggi; Joe Fitzgerald; Lisa T. Gates; Adam Glick; Daniella Granata; Tim Hall; Melissa Hill; John Hyland; Euan King; Rich McElhaney; Chris McKechnie; Patrick Moore; Chard Richard; Tammy Richardson; Ruth Santiago; Dana Scott; Tim Simokonis; Kathleen A. Taylor; Taylor Troiano; Mark Weber; and Charlotte Wilson are all People on the Move. POM is only viewable to FPN Professional Edition subscribers.


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23 POMs


Michael Brodzinski was named Senior Vice President and Market Leader at Lockton Companies, Inc. on February 18, 2019. He has almost 15 years of consultative risk management and senior leadership experience at global brokers and carriers. In addition to Michael’s role as a strategic risk consultant, he leads the development and expansion of the company’s new Pittsburgh office.

          Contact Michael in Pittsburgh, PA at 0412.577.2981or


Joseph Curatolo has been appointed Underwriter – Excess & Surplus at QBE Insurance. He joined the company in May 2017 as an Associate Underwriter in E&S working on policies, endorsements, ratings. In his new role, Joseph works closely with wholesale brokers to diversify the E&S portfolio and evaluate the risks of each submission.

          Reach Joseph in New York, NY at 646.341.8009 or


Tony DeRiggi was appointed Strategic Risk Consultant at Lockton Companies, Inc. on April 15, 2019. His experience comes from his previous roles at a large power equipment company and as a Consultant at a global broker supporting high-risk businesses. Tony will use his experience to advise the company’s clients on complex risk solutions.

          Contact Tony in Pittsburgh, PA at 0724.816.2921 or


Joe Fitzgerald was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of North American Entertainment Business at OneBeacon Insurance Group in April 2019 in addition to his current role as President of the company’s U.S. Entertainment business. He has been leading OneBeacon Entertainment since 2016. In his expanded role, Joe oversees North American Entertainment underwriting operations—known in their respective markets as OneBeacon Entertainment (U.S.) and Intact Insurance (Canada).

          Reach Joe in Los Angeles, CA at 781.332.8080 or


Lisa T. Gates was appointed Vice President, Marketing & Communications at RLI Corp. on May 2, 2019. In this role, she will have executive leadership responsibility for the company’s marketing and communications strategy and operations. Lisa joined RLI  in 2010 as Director, Communications and was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Communications in 2015. Prior to joining the company, she held marketing and communications leadership roles at the Tribune Company and Starcom.

          Contact Lisa in Peoria, IL at 309.692.1000 or


Adam Glick has been appointed Principal at Frenkel & Company Inc. He will handle new business development; manage property/casualty insurance programs; develop employee benefits programs; and provide risk management strategies and solutions to mid-market and large clients across a range of industries. In particular, Adam has a specialty focus on the complex needs of advertising/media companies; financial services firms, law firms, and the real-estate industry.

          Reach Adam in New York, NY at 212.488.0390 or


Daniella Granata has been named Assistant Vice President, Underwriting – Professional Lines, Media Liability at QBE Insurance. She joined the company in July 2013. In this new role, Daniella is responsible for the continued strengthening of key relationships, growth and maintenance of the existing portfolio, as well as working with claims and marketing to enhance products and contribute to the financial performance of the media liability book. Her expertise is understanding the nuances of underwriting scripted episodic television, reality television productions, documentaries, media branding/advertising and digital media companies.

          Contact Daniella in New York, NY at 212.894.7691or


Tim Hall was named Executive Vice President and Head of M&A at Relation Insurance Services on April 30, 2019. He is responsible for the company’s M&A initiatives nationally across the organization. Tim is an accomplished investment banker in the insurance sector. Most recently, he served as Partner and Managing Director at Waller Helms Advisors, where he advised insurance carrier, insurance distribution, and insurance services clients on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises.

          Reach Tim in Walnut Creek, CA at


Melissa Hill joined Hiscox as Head of Claims on April 22, 2019. She oversees the strategic direction and performance of the company’s industry-leading claims service in the US. Melissa has more than 10 years of experience in claims operations. Prior to joining the company, she was the Chief Claims Officer at Blackboard Insurance Company, where she built an innovative claims operation that managed risks and exposures in real-time.

          Contact Melissa in Atlanta, GA at 678.781.6060 or


John Hyland joined NFP as Senior Vice President, National Surety Director on May 1, 2019. In this role, he works to accelerate growth in the company’s surety bond service offerings by working closely with the company’s national team to grow specialty lines and key relationships in the construction space. John has more than 30 years of experience in the surety industry, where he has served as an Underwriter, an Underwriting Officer, and a Surety Broker. He is well versed in the placement of large construction surety bond programs, including co-surety, shared account, captive, and private equity structures.

          Reach John in New York, NY at 973.441.0186 or


Euan King was appointed Executive Vice President of Business Development at Instanda on March 1, 2019. His entire career has been focused on building world-class companies, with nearly 40 years of experience in technology and software supporting the P&C insurance industry in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., continental Europe, and South Africa. Euan’s extensive leadership experience for global organizations spans executive and operations management, business development, sales, marketing, and professional services.

          Contact Euan in Hartford, CT at 0860.796.6702 or


Rich McElhaney has joined Lockton Companies as Loss Control Consultant. He has 27 years of industry experience as a Risk Manager and Loss Control Consultant. In his new role, Rich will enhance the employee safety programs of the company’s clients.

          Contact Rich in Pittsburgh, PA at 0724.549.8781 or


Chris McKechnie was named Chief Financial Officer of Relation Insurance Services on April 30, 2019. He has more than 20 years of investment and operating experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining the company, Chris served as Operating Partner and Advisor to several financial services-focused investors, including, among others, Aquiline.

          Contact Chris in Walnut Creek, CA at


Patrick Moore has joined Lockton Companies as Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits Consultant. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry focusing on employee benefits. Patrick will partner with employers to create programs that offer a high level of benefits while mitigating price increases. He is part of the Midwest series which encompasses offices in Illinois, Missouri, Western Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

          Reach Patrick in Chicago, IL at 312.669.6741


Chard Richard has joined Alliant as Executive Vice President and Managing Director. He will play a key strategic role in the expansion of the company’s Employee Benefits Group both in the Bayou State and the greater Southeast Region. Chard has an extensive track record of success as a visionary strategist and seasoned producer with experience servicing a range of mid-to-large-sized clients. He joins the company with more than 30 years of experience within the Baton Rouge employee benefits community. Most recently, Chard was Area President, Gulf States with a national employee benefits and consulting firm.

          Contact Chard in Baton Rouge, LA at 225.236.9670 or


Tammy Richardson was named UK and Ireland Leader for Life and P&C, Insurance Consulting and Technology at Willis Towers Watson on May 1, 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, spanning a range of senior leadership roles across P&L management, strategy, M&A, business development, finance and risk management. Before joining the company in 2012, Tammy was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Genworth Financial leading the firm’s commercial and strategic development team.

          Reach Tammy in London, UK at 0203.124.6000 or


Ruth Santiago has been named Underwriting Operations Supervisor at QBE Insurance. She joined the company in January 2018. In her new role, she assists in training the Associate Underwriters/GSSC team members as well as provides services to Corporate Underwriters. In addition, Ruth makes sure workflow changes are implemented in a positive manner with the end goal to provide underwriters with quality timely results that will allow them to meet their goals.

          Contact Ruth in New York, NY at 212.894.7714 or


Dana Scott has joined Alliant as Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits Group. He has a diverse background that melds the worlds of healthcare, employee benefits, and finance. Dana has extensive experience providing tailored employee benefits solutions that help clients reduce costs, improve outcomes, and strengthen the bottom line. He has worked with clients in a broad array of industries on the core issues of cost containment, productivity, wellness, and long-term strategic planning. Prior to joining the company, Dana was Austin Health & Benefits Market Leader with a multinational insurance and employee benefits consulting firm. He also has experience as a Finance Officer and Controller both within the benefits and media sectors.

          Reach Dana in Austin, TX at 737.236.5149 or


Tim Simokonis has joined Lockton Companies as Vice President and Employee Benefits Consultant. He has more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in all areas of employee benefits. In this new role, Tim will focus on business development by working with employers to create personalized employee benefits programs. He is part of the company’s rapidly growing Southeast region which encompasses offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

          Contact Tim in Miramar, FL at 954.883.2125.


Kathleen A. Taylor was appointed Vice President, Accounting Operations at RLI Corp. on May 2, 2019. In her new role, she will lead the company’s reinsurance accounting, cash operations, accounting systems, cost allocations and expense management. Kathleen joined the company in 2002 and held various positions within the accounting department before being promoted to Assistant Vice President, Reinsurance Accounting and Cash Operations in 2015. Before joining the company, she worked for the Illinois Department of Insurance.

          Reach Kathleen in Peoria, IL at 309.692.1000 or


Taylor Troiano has been appointed Strategic Risk Consultant at Lockton Companies. He is a seasoned Risk Management Professional with experience helping clients across a variety of industries. Taylor will partner with the company’s clients to mitigate risk and navigate the complicated healthcare environment.

          Contact Taylor in Pittsburgh, PA at 0412.400.2991 or


Mark Weber was named Strategic Risk & Rewards Consultant, Team Builder, and Vice President at Lockton Companies on February 25, 2019. He has spent almost 15 years developing total rewards and employee benefits programs at national and global brokers. In his new role, Mark will consult with the company’s clients to help them achieve their human capital goals.

          Reach Mark in Pittsburgh, PA at 0412.577.2983 or


Charlotte Wilson was appointed Global Head of Portfolio Solutions at AXA XL on April 25, 2019. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the global strategy for portfolio solutions.

          Contact Charlotte in London, UK at 0207.6488.164 or



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