LORI DICKERSON FOUCHE was named the new president and CEO of Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. She succeeds the departing Michael LaRocco. She joined Fireman's Fund in February 2006 and most recently served as president of commercial insurance and before that was chief operating officer of the specialty business. Prior to Fireman's Fund, Fouché was senior vice president, private company product manager, at Chubb & Son.
DENISE DEPRIMO was announced as senior vice president in the new railroad underwriting team at XL Insurance. She will lead the railroad team's casualty underwriting activities from New York. DePrimo joins XL Insurance from Zurich North America where she led the company's railroads underwriting team. Before her 16-year tenure with Zurich, she spent another five years underwriting railroad insurance for Continental Insurance Co. in New York.
MICHAEL D. MARGIOTTA also joins the railroad team as vice president in XL's Baltimore office. He had been vice president in Zurich's railroad unit and previously served at Aon and USF&G.
JON SULLIVAN was appointed as head of property treaty for Brit Insurance, with oversight over North American and international property treaties. The 20-year veteran comes by way of Torus.
EDWARD TITUS, senior vice president, will lead the new surety division at Philadelphia Insurance Cos. He comes to the Tokio Marine Group unit from Ullico Casualty, from which he also brings nine staff members.
DONALD INSCOE was appointed as head of institutional relations at The Geneva Association, an international insurance think tank. He formely was secretary general of the International Association of Deposit Insurers and Deputy Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
DAVID LINHARDT was named as vice president at the Oklahoma and Arkansas branches of CNA Financial Corp. The 20-year insurance veteran joined the Chicago-based insurer from Travelers, where he was regional director of field management in the Midwest region.
IAN HELMORE was appointed chief underwriting office, business insurance, for Travelers Insurance Co. Ltd. in the United Kingdom. He had been client, technical and operational director at Aon.
Also joining him at Travelers will be STEVEN POLLOCK, who was named chief underwriting officer for professional risks for its U.K., Ireland and Lloyd's business. He last served as portfolio manager for professions at Brit Insurance.
ERIC THOMPSON joined the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as manager of international relations. Thompson was most recently professional staff advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, during negotiations and passage of Dodd-Frank financial service reform. His private-sector experience includes serving as vice president of federal affairs for both the Hartford and APCO Worldwide.
July 12, 2011
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