American International Group Inc. has announced that it has hired ANASTASIA
D. KELLY as executive vice president, general counsel, and senior regulatory and compliance officer. She replaces Ernest T. Patrikis, the insurer's former general counsel, who left the company in April. Kelly arrives at AIG from MCI/WorldCom, where she was executive vice president and general counsel.
Key Risk Management Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation, with a focus on workers' compensation, has announced the hiring of LEONARD B. BLUITT JR. as assistant vice president, director of sales and business development for alternative risk services. Previously, Bluitt was vice president of sales for a large national third-party administrator in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., a provider of claims administration, managed care, program management and related services, has announced the appointment of WILLIAM A. HOULIHAN as chief financial officer, and as executive vice president of the firm's executive committee. Houlihan comes to Sedgwick CMS with 29 years of diversified experience in financial management, investment banking, and public and private accountancy.
THOMAS R. TIZZIO
has been appointed honorary fundraising chairman of the Spencer Educational Foundation Inc., an affiliate of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. In that capacity, Tizzio will help the Spencer Educational Foundation raise funds for scholarships to support students studying risk management. Tizzio is senior advisor at American International Group Inc. and had served as president of AIG from 1991 to 1997.
International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has announced the appointment of partner PETER SCHWARTZ to its Insurance & Reinsurance Group in London. He will be part of the London Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, which is made up of 30 partners. Schwartz specializes in nonmarine reinsurance and liability insurance on behalf of the international insurance and reinsurance market. He comes to Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw from the firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
XL Capital Ltd. has announced that MICHAEL C. LOBDELL has been named to serve as chief executive of global business services. His new position will make Lobdell responsible for overall execution and delivery of services across the XL group of companies, as well as oversight for infrastructure and project management, IT systems and technology, procurement, and outsourcing and offshoring. He comes to XL Capital from JPMorganChase, where he was a former managing director for the New York company.
The Bermuda-based insurer has also announced the promotion of KIRSTIN ROMANN GOULD to general counsel for corporate affairs, a newly formed position. Romann will continue in her current role as the company corporate secretary. Gould first came to XL in early 2000 as associate general counsel.
XL has announced, as well, the promotion of CELIA R. BROWN to the head of global human resources. The former head, Tony Beale, has announced his plans to retire from the company. Brown has been with XL and predecessor companies for nearly 18 years, as associate general counsel, corporate secretary and head of human resources for NAC Re Corp, and chief administrative officer for XL America.
Discover Re, the "unbundled" alternative risk transfer operation of St. Paul Travelers, has announced that BRIAN D. FIRST has been named president of its Specialty Marketing Group. The SMG is Discover Re's captive and programs unit. First will be based in Farmington, Conn., and will lead the marketing and underwriting unit serving the U. S. captive market. He will also serve on Discover Re's executive committee.
The Center for Economic & Industry Research LLC, formerly known as CEIR, has announced that GARY E. JONES
has agreed to become its chief executive officer. Jones' initial responsibilities will include the re-evaluation of all business strategies and the complete revamping of the company's Web site. He has spent a 35-year career in business valuation and was retired before coming to the Center for Economic & Industry Research.
--Compiled by staff from news and company releases
October 15, 2006
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