VICKIE BETANCOURT was named vice president-alternative market sales at third-party administrator Specialty Risk Services. Based in Phoenix, Betancourt will be responsible for all field sales staff and activities, as well as broker and carrier relationship development in the alternative markets space. She previously spent 18 years with Zurich in a variety of positions, most recently as assistant vice president sales, Southeast region.
Also spearheading the alternative markets initiative at SRS is JAMES BEECKMAN, who was named director of business development-alternative markets. Beeckman will be based in Chesterfield, Mich., reporting to Betancourt. Previous to this role, Beeckman worked as a broker with Arthur J. Gallagher and ran his own consulting company, TPA Sales with Alternative Service Concepts in Michigan.
GAB Robins North America Inc. promoted JON CARNAHAN to executive general adjuster. Carnahan began his career at GAB Robins in 1989 as an adjuster trainee, reaching higher positions over the years, most recently national general adjuster in 2007. Based in Little Rock, Ark., Carnahan's adjusting specialties include commercial, boiler and machinery, manufacturing facilities, business interruption, inland marine, agricultural, and power generation and distribution.
PMA Management Corp., a third-party administrator and subsidiary of PMA Capital Corp., promoted JAMES WALSH to vice president of claims. During his 19-year tenure with PMA, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as assistant vice president of Eastern region claims for The PMA Insurance Group.
(Read the rest of the Oct. 22 People on the Move e-newsletter.)
October 22, 2008
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