Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker, has appointed DAVID WYNSTRA as executive vice president of their National Healthcare Practice, the firm has announced. He is based in San Francisco. Wynstra was formerly a division president of A.J. Gallagher's Healthcare First Practice. An insurance and managed care risk management specialist, Wynstra has spent his career working in the health-care brokerage sector. Prior to his position as division president, Wynstra was involved in the development of prospects and clients for A.J. Gallagher's Healthcare Practice.
American International Group Inc. has announced that AIG Vice President CHARLES H. DANGELO has been appointed AIG's senior reinsurance officer. In this role, he will be responsible for all reinsurance relationships involving AIG companies. Dangelo will continue to be based in New York, where most recently he had served as president of AIG Global Risk Management Inc. "Chuck Dangelo brings invaluable experience and high standards of professionalism to the position of senior reinsurance officer," said Martin J. Sullivan, AIG president and CEO. Dangelo joined AIG in 1995 to head the AIG Domestic Brokerage Group Primary Casualty/Risk Management unit. Prior to joining AIG, he had 25 years of insurance industry experience in underwriting and managing large, complex risks for major accounts. He was elected an AIG vice president in 2002. Louis P. Iglesias succeeds Dangelo as AIGGRM president. Previously, he was the president of AIG Environmental. Iglesias joined AIG in 1994 and has served in senior roles including president of the Construction Division of AIG Risk Management.
Independent Dallas-based commercial insurer McQueary Henry Bowles Troy LLP, has recently named MARCUS HUMPHREY vice president and leader of the firm's employee benefits group, the firm has announced. Humphrey's primary responsibilities include performing financial analyses of benefits plans, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of benefits plans, negotiating with insurance-carrier underwriters and issuing financial recommendations for benefits options. Before joining MHBT, Humphrey served for more than six years as assistant vice president with Marsh USA. Before that position, Humphrey was director of agency services for National Health Administrators.
Chicago-based Aon Corp. announced that three health-care risk-management veterans have joined its national health-care practice.
TRIS GABRIEL joins Aon Healthcare as a senior vice president, the company said in a statement. With an understanding of liability issues and 17 years of experience developing and executing insurance and other risk solutions in the managed care sector, Gabriel has detailed market knowledge and strong relationships with insurance carriers that enable him to effectively address the risk-mitigation needs of managed-care organizations, according to Aon. Prior to joining Aon, Gabriel served as national managed care practice leader for Marsh Inc.
MARY PULLEY joins Aon Healthcare as the practice's director for the state of Indiana. As such, she will lead the company's statewide effort, manage its sponsorship of the Indiana Hospital & Health Association, work to bring new products and markets to the state and continue to expand Aon's client base by ensuring the highest quality product, service and resources are readily available.
With more than 17 years of service in health care for Marsh Inc., Pulley has managed insurance programs for several large hospitals and has experience in forming captives, risk retention groups and risk-purchasing groups for large channeled physician programs.
MICHAEL ZUCKERMAN also joins Aon Healthcare as a senior vice president. In this role he will manage client relationships, support the practice group's alternative risk transfer consulting practice, and provide team training about alternative risk and technical health-care risk management and insurance strategies. Zuckerman has spent 18 years developing alternative risk financing vehicles. He most recently served as director of risk financing and insurance at Temple University.
JOYCE MULLER, R.N., B.S.,
has been named president and chief operating officer of Hayes Plus Inc., a national, URAC-accredited, independent review organization. She had previously served as vice president of medical review services for the company. Muller's responsibilities include administration of the medical review program; ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations; identification of new markets and development and positioning of new products; and oversight of the quality review program. Before joining Hayes Plus, Muller served as the medical management director for Argonaut Insurance Co., in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. She has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the managed-care arena, including medical disability, workers' compensation and utilization review.
PEGGY CULLEN has joined Aon Corp.'s environmental practice as director of syndication, the firm has announced. Cullen will oversee Aon's nationwide team of environmental risk experts in the management and placement of insurance policies. She will also develop business initiatives and provide training and communication for relationship managers and originators across the Aon network. Cullen will be based in New York. Before joining Aon, Cullen spent 20 years at American International Group, where she was most recently senior vice president of AIG Environmental, heading up mergers and acquisitions. Before that, she managed the worldwide environmental insurance program for American International Underwriters and was profit center manager for commercial accounts within AIG Environmental.
BRUCE L. KESSLER has been appointed executive vice president, chief underwriting officer of ACE INA. Based in Philadelphia, Kessler will be the senior underwriting officer for ACE in the United States and Canada. Formerly senior vice president, global reinsurance of ACE Tempest Re USA, Kessler now will be responsible for all primary property and casualty underwriting activities conducted by ACE USA, the company's retail brokerage division, and ACE Westchester Specialty Group, the company's excess and surplus wholesale brokerage division. Brian Dowd, chairman and CEO of ACE USA and chairman of ACE Westchester Specialty, said the new position would bring "underwriting consistency" across the company's business lines in the U.S. and Canada.
Kessler was appointed senior vice president of ACE Tempest Re USA, the company's Stamford, Conn.-based reinsurance company, in 2000. He started his insurance career more than 25 years ago and has held a number of senior underwriting positions with companies including American Re-Insurance Company, Chartwell Reinsurance Company, NAC Reinsurance Company and General Reinsurance Company.
The board of MetLife has chosen C. ROBERT HENRIKSON
to succeed Chairman and Chief Executive Robert H. Benmosche, who will retire next spring. Henrikson, 57, was appointed president and chief operating officer in June 2004. The 33-year MetLife veteran has held many executive positions, including president of the company's U.S. insurance and financial services businesses from 2002 to 2004. The succession will follow the company's planned integration of Travelers Life and Annuity in December.
September 1, 2005
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